Synopses & Reviews
Jo Rioux (illustrator of M. T. Anderson's highly acclaimed The Daughters of Ys) makes her debut as a writer-illustrator in this fantasy-adventure graphic novel trilogy!
Suri loves monsters — studying their lore, telling stories about them (for a fee), and — she hopes — one day taming them. Unfortunately, no one takes an orphan street-urchin who travels with a merchant camp very seriously. But Suri's self-confidence, cleverness, and ambition serve her well when a mysterious new wagon joins her camp — holding something very big, very loud, and very monstrous.
And that's before Suri runs afoul of a treacherous family with its own beastly secret — and a prince hunting the greatest monster of all.
“Cat's Cradle: The Golden Twine is a brilliantly crafted adventure brimming with lively, lovable characters and
intriguing mysteries that beg to be unraveled.” Matt Rockefeller, artist on the 5 Worlds series
“Jo has created a vibrant world full of magic and danger and cherry doughnuts. It's a world I'd like to live in, even with the monsters."
Ben Hatke, author of Zita the Spacegirl and Mighty Jack
About the Author
Jo Rioux is an Ottawa born author and illustrator of children's books. Since graduating Sheridan college in illustration, she has illustrated young adult books, chapter books and picture books, but her biggest passion was and remains comic books. Her debut graphic novel Cat's Cradle went on to win the 2012 Joe Shuster award for best comic for kids. She lives in the lush suburbs of her home town, where she spends her time drawing, reading, teasing her dog and spinning tales of magic and monsters.