Monday, January 11, 2010

Kidz Book Buzz Blog Tour: Calamity Jack

by Shannon and Dean Hale, illustrated by Nathan Hale (no relation)

Calamity Jack starts where Rapunzel's Revenge leaves off with a new and exciting storyline. Jack and Rapunzel are heading back to Jack's hometown, where they find that giants have basically taken over the city and are crushing anyone who dares to speak out against them. Once again, Jack and Rapunzel (with the help of a couple friends) have to reveal the giants' evil plans and save the day.

I loved Calamity Jack! It was much better than Rapunzel's Revenge, with more action and suspense and a stronger plot. We get to see Jack's history and his point of view about everything, which I enjoyed more than Rapunzel's pov (Jack's more sarcastic and witty). The drawings were amazing as usual; I only got to see them in black-and-white, but I'm fully planning on getting my hands on one of the final copies and going through it again just to read it in color.

Just overall, everything about Calamity Jack was perfect. If you haven't read any of Shannon/Dean/Nathan's graphic novels, I highly recommend them for all ages.

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Nonie said...

Jack is awesome! I love his humor. :-D Sadly, I haven't had a chance to get my hands on this book because it's out of stock in all the bookstores in my town! (Well, I guess that's what I get for not pre-ordering. :P)

Nice review, by the way. :)

Kirthi said...

Yay! I loved Ranpunzel's Revenge, I can't wait to read this!

Beth Kephart said...

You have introduced me to something that I did not know about. Thank you!

As for crows. I will come near, and I will protect you!

MissAttitude said...

I eally enjoy reading books with witty main characters and I really like the title and how it's Jack instead of Jane :)

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