My Own World


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$12.99  $11.95
First Second
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5.5 X 8.0 X 0.8 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Mike Holmes is an illustrator and author whose work includes the Wings of Fire and Secret Coders graphic novel series. He's also an artist for the Adventure Time and Bravest Warriors comic book series and was a regular contributor to MAD Magazine. He and his wife, Meredith, live in Philadelphia with their son, Oscar, Heidi the dog, and Ella the cat.


Holmes judiciously uses wordless panels to tell much of the story, relying on shading and perspective to illustrate how small and insignificant Nathan feels much of the time, and how much turmoil he is experiencing as he carves wild swoops and slashes in his second world. - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (BCCB)

Holmes's expressive, energetic art renders Nathan's excitement about his new world, one that readers can't help but get lost in. --Publishers Weekly

Holmes paints an exquisitely realistic portrait of a troubled boy's real life, grounding the fantastic in the urgency of Nathan's heartache and anxiety. -- Booklist, starred review

A lot of emotion is subtly packed into this quick read about loneliness and escapism, and perceptive readers may enjoy poring over details and forming their own ideas of what is real.--Kirkus

Holmes skillfully captures the joy of escape as scenes of Nathan's imaginary world convey the delight of exploration, with his explosive, saturated crimson illustrations evoking the joy of creation, exploration, and life--School Library Journal