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Billy Fog and the Gift of Trouble Sight: Original Story, Poems, and Anarchic Bestiaries

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In Scarper Leeandrsquo;s world, parents donandrsquo;t make childrenandmdash;children make parents. Scarperandrsquo;s father is his pride and joy, a wind-powered brass construction with a billowing sail. His mother is a Bakelite hairdryer. In this world it rains knives, and household appliances have souls. There are also no birthdaysandmdash;only deathdays. Scarperandrsquo;s deathday is just three weeks away, and he clings to the mundane repetition of his life at home and high school for comfort. Rob Davisandrsquo;s dark graphic novel is an odyssey through a bizarre, distorted teenage landscape. When Scarperandrsquo;s father mysteriously disappears, he sets off with Vera Pike (the new girl at school) and Castro Smith (the weirdest kid in town) to find him. Facing home truths and knife storms at every turn, will Scarper even survive until his deathday?

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Like some other kids his age, Billy Fog has to wear glasses. But Billy has the gift of Trouble Sight, so when he takes his glasses off, he sees all the things that other kids cant—ghosts and ghouls, vampires and monsters, a world of darkness and danger and above all the thing that kids arent supposed to see: death. Is Trouble Sight a gift, then, or a curse? A new kind of graphic novel—part storybook, part fable, part gazetteer and bestiary of the horrible and fantastic, inspired by the likes of Tim Burton and Lemony Snicket.

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Like some other kids his age, Billy Fog has to wear glasses. But Billy has the gift of Trouble Sight, so when he takes his glasses off, he sees all the things that other kids can't: ghosts and ghouls, vampires and monsters, a world of darkness and danger, and above all the thing that kids aren't supposed to see: death! Is Trouble Sight a gift, then, or a curse?

About the Author

Guillaume Bianco was born in 1976. His imagination was fed by folk tales — both new ones such as those in the children’s books of Roald Dahl, and old ones from the collections of Guy de Maupassant — and especially by the songs of Georges Brassens to which he devoted boundless admiration. A bad pipe smoker, he eventually switched to common cigarettes and abandoned his guitar for a pen and paper, his drawings seeming a little more “right.” His wish: to tell stories for adults and children, address taboos, and raise big questions all while entertaining. And with Billy Fog, Eco, and Epictetus published in his native France and soon in America, his wish seems to be coming true!

Product Details

ISBN:
9781936393398
Author:
Bianco, Guillaume
Publisher:
Archaia Entertainment
Author:
Davis, Rob
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Fantasy
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Billy Fog
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20111231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
black-and-white illustrations throughout
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.5 in
Age Level:
from 12

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Children's » Comics and Graphic Novels » General
Children's » General
Children's » Oversized Books
Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » Fantasy
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Like some other kids his age, Billy Fog has to wear glasses. But Billy has the gift of Trouble Sight, so when he takes his glasses off, he sees all the things that other kids cant—ghosts and ghouls, vampires and monsters, a world of darkness and danger and above all the thing that kids arent supposed to see: death. Is Trouble Sight a gift, then, or a curse? A new kind of graphic novel—part storybook, part fable, part gazetteer and bestiary of the horrible and fantastic, inspired by the likes of Tim Burton and Lemony Snicket.
"Synopsis" by , Like some other kids his age, Billy Fog has to wear glasses. But Billy has the gift of Trouble Sight, so when he takes his glasses off, he sees all the things that other kids can't: ghosts and ghouls, vampires and monsters, a world of darkness and danger, and above all the thing that kids aren't supposed to see: death! Is Trouble Sight a gift, then, or a curse?
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