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Fangbone! Third-Grade Barbarian (Fangbone! Third Grade Barbarian)

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Publisher Comments:

Eastwood Elementary has a new student, and he's nothing like the other kids in 3G. Fangbone is a barbarian warrior from another world! And he's been charged with the task of keeping a deadly weapon from Skullbania's vilest villain, Venomous Drool. Can Fangbone's new classmates team up to help him triumph over hound-snakes, lava-ferrets, and his first pop quiz?

Review:

"Flat, primitive art in yellow and gray brings to mind 'what if the Wimpy Kid was instead Conan's kid?' The book's not attractive, but it is easy to read and very expressive. It looks like something a classmate might have scribbled on notebook paper and passed around, providing a sense of 'I could do this!' The familiar plot sends the young Fangbone, normally picked on by the bigger warriors, on a mystical quest that, if successful, will reward the clan with victory against the enemy army. The young fighter is surprised to find that his mission involves blending in at an elementary school, which leads to much culture-clash humor. It's cute, funny, and will win over most readers with its commitment to its premise. It's even heartwarming, as Bill (Fangbone's friend, previously thought to be a loser) learns confidence, and Fangbone gains an appreciation for teamwork during a dodgeball-like game. The modern touches — such as hot wings and Bill's ADD medicine — ground the book, while jabs at school philosophy through the character of the goofy principal will entertain adult readers. Ages 7 — 9." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Michael Rex (www.michaelrex.com) is the author and illustrator of over twenty books for children, including the #1 New York Times bestseller, Goodnight Goon. Michael has a Master's Degree in Visual Arts Education (K-12), and worked as a NYC art teacher for four years. He visits schools across the country, and has appeared on "The Celebrity Apprentice" as a guest illustrator. He lives in the Bronx with his wife and their two boys.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399255212
Author:
Rex, Michael
Publisher:
Putnam Publishing Group
Author:
Various
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Fangbone!Third Grade Barbarian
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 2 up to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.46 x 5.2 x 0.28 in 0.39 lb
Age Level:
07-09

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Product details 128 pages Putnam Publishing Group - English 9780399255212 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Flat, primitive art in yellow and gray brings to mind 'what if the Wimpy Kid was instead Conan's kid?' The book's not attractive, but it is easy to read and very expressive. It looks like something a classmate might have scribbled on notebook paper and passed around, providing a sense of 'I could do this!' The familiar plot sends the young Fangbone, normally picked on by the bigger warriors, on a mystical quest that, if successful, will reward the clan with victory against the enemy army. The young fighter is surprised to find that his mission involves blending in at an elementary school, which leads to much culture-clash humor. It's cute, funny, and will win over most readers with its commitment to its premise. It's even heartwarming, as Bill (Fangbone's friend, previously thought to be a loser) learns confidence, and Fangbone gains an appreciation for teamwork during a dodgeball-like game. The modern touches — such as hot wings and Bill's ADD medicine — ground the book, while jabs at school philosophy through the character of the goofy principal will entertain adult readers. Ages 7 — 9." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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