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Publisher Comments:

Three kids become trapped in the world of a deadly comic book, in this middle-grade thriller from the author of Storm Thief.

Review:

"Toying with the menace and adventure of urban legends and comic books, Wooding (The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray) introduces readers to the bizarre realm of Malice in this novel/comic book hybrid. Every kid knows how to get there: gather certain ingredients and call six times for Tall Jake, and he may come to steal you away. When their friend Luke vanishes, Seth and Kady theorize that he was taken by Tall Jake, and begin to investigate. Then Seth disappears as well, sucked into a world where mechanical monsters stalk the unwary and the only way home is to obtain a rare white train ticket. As Kady continues to uncover secrets in the real world — including her own connection to Malice — Seth and a new friend undergo a harrowing journey seeking answers. The cliffhanger ending means that many of those answers must wait until the second book, Havoc, planned for 2010. But the fast-paced story line and whimsically dangerous setting will capture plenty of attention. Even more eye-catching are the interspersed sections where comic book panels replace textual narrative (as well as the three-dimensional cover), making this a memorable multimedia experience. Ages 12 — up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"It's nice to see comics actually play a role in a half-comic, half-prose work....[T]he premise is inviting enough and the world intriguing enough to ensure readers for this introductory installment in a multivolume series." Booklist

Review:

"[T]he dips into graphic-novel format will intrigue readers looking to be introduced to graphic novels. The creative formatting, fast pace, and classic horror elements will surely satisfy any teen who loves a good scare." Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Review:

"Eventually all the narrow escapes and ominous scritching sounds in the dark seem repetitive, but for readers who value thrills over psychological depth this series kick-off offers plenty of brisk action." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Three kids get trapped in the world of a deadly comic book in this middle-grade thriller from Chris Wooding.

About the Author

Chris Woding's acclaimed novels include The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray, Poison, Storm Thief, Kerosene, and Crashing. He lives all over the world.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780545160438
Author:
Wooding, Chris
Publisher:
Scholastic Press
Illustrator:
Chernett, Dan
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
England
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paper Over Board
Series:
Malice
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 384 pages Scholastic Press - English 9780545160438 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Toying with the menace and adventure of urban legends and comic books, Wooding (The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray) introduces readers to the bizarre realm of Malice in this novel/comic book hybrid. Every kid knows how to get there: gather certain ingredients and call six times for Tall Jake, and he may come to steal you away. When their friend Luke vanishes, Seth and Kady theorize that he was taken by Tall Jake, and begin to investigate. Then Seth disappears as well, sucked into a world where mechanical monsters stalk the unwary and the only way home is to obtain a rare white train ticket. As Kady continues to uncover secrets in the real world — including her own connection to Malice — Seth and a new friend undergo a harrowing journey seeking answers. The cliffhanger ending means that many of those answers must wait until the second book, Havoc, planned for 2010. But the fast-paced story line and whimsically dangerous setting will capture plenty of attention. Even more eye-catching are the interspersed sections where comic book panels replace textual narrative (as well as the three-dimensional cover), making this a memorable multimedia experience. Ages 12 — up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "It's nice to see comics actually play a role in a half-comic, half-prose work....[T]he premise is inviting enough and the world intriguing enough to ensure readers for this introductory installment in a multivolume series."
"Review" by , "[T]he dips into graphic-novel format will intrigue readers looking to be introduced to graphic novels. The creative formatting, fast pace, and classic horror elements will surely satisfy any teen who loves a good scare."
"Review" by , "Eventually all the narrow escapes and ominous scritching sounds in the dark seem repetitive, but for readers who value thrills over psychological depth this series kick-off offers plenty of brisk action."
"Synopsis" by , Three kids get trapped in the world of a deadly comic book in this middle-grade thriller from Chris Wooding.
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