Freestyle: A Graphic Novel

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Product Details

Price
$12.99  $12.08
Publisher
Graphix
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.5 X 7.9 X 0.9 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781338045802

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About the Author

Gale Galligan is the creator of the New York Times bestselling Baby-sitters Club graphic novel adaptations of Dawn and the Impossible Three, Kristy's Big Day, Boy-Crazy Stacey, and Logan Likes Mary Anne! by Ann M. Martin. They are also the creator of Freestyle, an original graphic novel that they both wrote and illustrated. Gale was featured in The Claudia Kishi Club, a documentary now streaming on Netflix. When they aren't making comics, Gale enjoys knitting, reading, and spending time with their family and adorable pet rabbits. They live in Pearl River, New York. Visit them online at galesaur.com.

Reviews

Praise for Freestyle:

Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year

Washington Post Best Book of the Year

Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

American Booksellers Association Indie Next Pick

Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

Recipient of four starred reviews

★ "The cartooning instincts on display are superb, always making room for setting, emotion, movement, and color for great visual variety... This inviting, heartfelt story will get readers into the groove of self-expression and lasting friendships." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★ "Galligan's timing -- both comedic and emotional -- is impeccable, and dynamic paneling paired with vibrant technicolor hues artfully complement the flow and energy of the Eight Bitz's routines and Sunna's yo-yo prowess... A thoughtfully rendered portrayal of friendship, growth, and joyful self-expression." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ "A visually kinetic, emotionally complex story of finding a sense of self while navigating relationships and expectations. Fun and full of heart." -- School Library Journal, starred review

★ "Galligan's crisp, bouncy, cartoonlike style captures the story's constant motion, making for a fast-paced visual experience with yo-yo strings or b-boying limbs constantly busting out of panels." -- The Horn Book, starred review

"Fans of Galligan's Baby-sitters Club comics will find similar themes of friendship and community in this engaging story, beautifully colored in candy hues by Czap." -- Booklist