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Prince of Tennis, Volume 1

Takeshi Konomi (2004), 192 pages
Illustrated by Takeshi Konomi
Audience: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
Category: Graphic Novel
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Ryoma Echizen is a 12-year-old 7th grader who is very good (excellent) at playing tennis. His father was a champion tennis player until he was injured. Now having just moved back to Japan, Ryoma decides to sign up for the 16 and under tennis competition. His character is developed through his interactions with other 7th graders and older players on the high school team. He has spunk, fight and occasional humor even though he is a boy of few words. Must he win every match? The manga and anime are acceptable even though some translation is missing. Be sure to read this as intended- from the back to the front and right to left. Through the series, there are eight other teams that play tennis with the Seigaku team. There is some minor swearing in the conversations.
Reviewed by: cjones
Date read: 3/12/2012
ISBN-10: 1591164354
ISBN-13: 9781591164357
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5 out of 5 books5 out of 5 books5 out of 5 books5 out of 5 books5 out of 5 booksAwesome!
Commenter: Scpl Reader, grade 0
An exiting book! PLEASE check it out.
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Queen Bee

Chynna Clugston-Major (2005), 111 pages
Audience: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
Category: Graphic Novel
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Haley Madison has a chance at a second life when she moves from one middle school to another. Haley was a geek at her old school ('I was banished to Nerdville, Population: Me'),�but with the help of�fashion magazines, and�teen movies, Haley has a chance at popularity. Haley happens to have the gift of psychokinesis - she can move objects with her mind. This gift, or curse as she puts it, is hard to control, and threatens to make her an outcast all over again. Soon, however, Haley becomes the most popular girl in her new school, until a new�student moves in to take Haley's hard earned spot! What's worse is that the new girl also has the psychokinetic gift, and soon the two are using their superpowers�to embarrass each other, and�win over the student body. Find out who becomes queen of the school, and who decides popularity isn't all that it's cracked up to be in this exciting graphic novel!
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Reviewed by: sc
Date read: 3/26/2009
ISBN-10: 0439709873
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Rapunzel's Revenge

Shannon Hale (2008), 144 pages
Illustrated by Nathan Hale
Audience: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
Category: Adventure, Especially for Girls, Folklore, Graphic Novel
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This Rapunzel uses her long braids like lassos and rebels against the wicked Gothel in this graphic novel retelling of the classic fairy tale set in the Wild West. She joins forces with Jack (from Beanstalk fame) to rescue her real mother from the gold mines and destroy Gothel's power once and for all.
Similar books: The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, by Jon Scieszka, The Frog Princess, by E. D. Baker
Awards won: 2009 Notable Children's Book / 2009 YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens
Reviewed by: djd
Date read: 7/7/2009
ISBN-10: 159990070X
ISBN-13: 9781599900704
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5 out of 5 books5 out of 5 books5 out of 5 books5 out of 5 books5 out of 5 booksRapunzel Meets the Wild West
Commenter: Emily, grade 18
In this entirely different take on the fairy tale, husband and wife couple Shannon and Dean Hale write a graphic novel (illustrated by Nathan Hale, no relation to the husband/wife authors), retelling the tale of Rapunzel with a spin. Rather than using her hair to help suitors, Rapunzel uses her long hair to escape from her tower prison, where she has been locked by the woman who claimed to be her mother, Mother Gothel. Mother Gothel rules the whole society by using her growth magic to control agriculture. She rules with cruelty, leaving much of the population in poverty. When Rapunzel finds out what Mother Gothel has done with Rapunzel's real mother, she vows to save the day. Using her braids like lassos and teaming up with Jack, who carries a mysterious goose, Rapunzel's quest takes her on the adventure of a lifetime.
5 out of 5 books5 out of 5 books5 out of 5 books5 out of 5 books5 out of 5 booksThank-you Emily!
Commenter: St Charles Reader, grade 0
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Red Riding Hood: The Graphic Novel

Martin Retold by: Powell (2008), 40 pages
Illustrated by Victor Rivas
Audience: Preschool - 8th Grade
Category: Classic, Graphic Novel, Nonfiction
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This is the story of a Little Red Riding Hood named Ruby who is able to defend herself. Ruby takes care of the wolf with a fireplace ax. Grandma and the wolf's other victims are released. They are no longer alive, but are now friendly spirits who keep Ruby company.
Book Series: Graphic Spin
Reviewed by: Rosario
Date read: 9/10/2013
ISBN-10: 1434208656
ISBN-13: 9781434208651
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Reluctant Heroes

Todd Dezago (2001), 0 pages
Illustrated by Mike Wieringo
Audience: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
Category: Graphic Novel
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Follow the adventures of a young boy named Jarek, his faithful friend, Koj, an outlaw tiger, the pirate captain, Serra, and thieves, Hawke and Rikk, as they navigate a fascinating fantasy world, on the run from a terrible, malevolent entity.
Book Series: Tellos
Similar books: Kindred Spirits by Todd Dezago
Reviewed by: sc
Date read: 3/26/2009
ISBN-10: 1582401861
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