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The cardboard kingdom

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New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2018].
First edition.
Physical Desc:
281 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
2 copies, 1 person is on the wait list.
Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier, Awkward, and All's Faire in Middle School , this graphic novel follows a neighborhood of kids who transform ordinary cardboard into fantastical homemade costumes as they explore conflicts with friends, family, and their own identity. "A breath of fresh air, this tender and dynamic collection is a must-have." -- Kirkus , Starred Welcome to a neighborhood of kids who transform ordinary boxes into colorful costumes, and their ordinary block into cardboard kingdom. This is the summer when sixteen kids encounter knights and rogues, robots and monsters--and their own inner demons--on one last quest before school starts again. In the Cardboard Kingdom, you can be anything you want to be--imagine that! The Cardboard Kingdom was created, organized, and drawn by Chad Sell with writing from ten other authors: Jay Fuller, David DeMeo, Katie Schenkel, Kris Moore, Molly Muldoon, Vid Alliger, Manuel Betancourt, Michael Cole, Cloud Jacobs, and Barbara Perez Marquez. The Cardboard Kingdom affirms the power of imagination and play during the most important years of adolescent identity-searching and emotional growth. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS * THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY * SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL * A TEXAS BLUEBONNET 2019-20 MASTER LIST SELECTION "There's room for everyone inside The Cardboard Kingdom, where friendship and imagination reign supreme." --Ingrid Law, New York Times bestselling author of Savvy "A timely and colorful graphic novel debut that, like its many offbeat but on-point characters, marches to the beat of its own cardboard drum." --Tim Federle, award-winning author of Better Nate Than Ever
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Bellevue - Kids Comic/Graphic
j741.5973 S4671c
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9781524719371, 1524719374, 9781524719388, 1524719382
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Level 2.4, 1 Points
Lexile code:
GN: Graphic Novel
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General Note
Chiefly illustrations.
Follows the adventures of a group of neighborhood children who create costumes from cardboard and use their imagination in adventures with knights, robots, and monsters.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Sell, C., Fuller, J., Demeo, D., Schenkel, K., Betancourt, M., Muldoon, M., Alliger, V., Jacobs, C., Cole, M., & Marquez, B. P. (2018). The cardboard kingdom. First edition. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Chad, Sell et al.. 2018. The Cardboard Kingdom. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Chad, Sell et al., The Cardboard Kingdom. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Sell, Chad,, et al. The Cardboard Kingdom. First edition. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2018. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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994 |a Z0|b TNN
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