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Tom Angelberger “Rocket and Groot: Keep On Truckin'”
April 9, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Join us at the St. Charles City-County Library, where Tom Angelberger will be discussing his/her latest book, “Rocket and Groot: Keep On Truckin'”(Marvel Middle Grade Novel) .
The event will include a presentation, Q & A, and book signing. Books will be available for purchase at the event; your purchase supports the library, and the Novel Neighbor.
“There are scrawled color illustrations (by Rocket), and the story is told through the characters’ dialogue, with a different typeface for each character. This dynamic format conveys a large amount of action at a quick pace and will entice readers of heavily illustrated fiction, such as “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” and Angleberger’s own “Origami Yoda” series as well as fans of quirky action comics, such as Jeff Brown’s “Jedi Academy.” This should have wide appeal, even to readers unfamiliar with the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. VERDICT Lovers of comics and hybrid fiction, as well as reluctant readers, will race through this hilarious, action-filled, and text-light tale.” ―Lisa Goldstein, Brooklyn Public Library
“Angleberger returns with another gonzo adventure full of mayhem and impossibly action-errific narrow escapes. The story is written in the form of Rocket’s captain’s log, with plenty of “I am Groot” interjections and snarky comments from Veronica (and a few denizens of the planet too), with each character’s voice presented in a different typeface and often color, and is liberally decorated with Angleberger’s scribbly cartoons. Readers too young for the PG-13 movies or the adult-oriented comics will enjoy this age-appropriate and entirely silly adventure. Beware giant raccoon-eating sharks and enormous beavers! (Science fiction. ages 7-11)” ―Kirkus Reviews