Bluffton: my summers with Buster

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Candlewick Press,
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First edition.
Matt Phelan, graphic novelist extraordinaire, presents a rollicking tribute to vaudeville, small-town dreams, and Buster Keaton as a boy. In the summer of 1908, in Muskegon, Michigan, a visiting troupe of vaudeville performers is about the most exciting thing since baseball. They're summering in nearby Bluffton, so Henry has a few months to ogle the elephant and the zebra, the tightrope walkers and -- lo and behold -- a slapstick actor his own age named Buster Keaton. The show folk say Buster is indestructible; his father throws him around as part of the act and the audience roars, while Buster never cracks a smile. Henry longs to learn to take a fall like Buster, "the human mop," but Buster just wants to play ball with Henry and his friends. With signature nostalgia, Scott O'Dell Award-winning graphic novelist Matt Phelan visualizes a bygone era with lustrous color, dynamic lines, and flawless dramatic pacing.
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Level 2.5, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
GN: Graphic Novel 370L
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subject_facet Graphic novels, Keaton, Buster, -- 1895-1966 -- Juvenile fiction, Vaudeville -- United States -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Bluffton : my summers with Buster
title_full Bluffton : my summers with Buster / Matt Phelan
title_short Bluffton :
title_sub my summers with Buster
topic_facet Graphic novels, Keaton, Buster, Vaudeville