Adventures in Cartooning by James Sturm
Christmas Special

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Synopsis

Christmas is coming! The Magic Cartooning Elf and his friend the Knight help Santa make a Christmas comic. But will kids put away their iPads, smart phones, and video games long enough to read a book? 

The latest in the beloved Adventures In Cartooning series, Adventures in Cartooning: Christmas Special will inspire children to pick up a pencil and draw up a snow storm! No charger or batteries are needed for this terrific holiday gift.

 

About James Sturm

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James Sturm is the author of award-winning graphic novels for children and adults, including James Sturm's America, Market Day, The Golem's Mighty Swing and Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow. He is the founder of the Center for Cartoon Studies. He lives in White River Junction, Vermont. A graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies, Alexis Frederick-Frost lives outside of Boston and works at a library. His first comic, La Primavera, was the recipient of a Xeric Grant. Andrew Arnold is a graduate of the Center of Cartoon Studies: Adventures in Cartooning is the result of a class assignment given to him and Alexis Frederick-Frost. He lives in New York and works in publishing.
 
Published September 18, 2012 by First Second. 64 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Sports & Outdoors, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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This lightweight, mildly humorous story about Santa, his favorite elf and a Christmas knight advises kids to draw their own comic strips, though no practical help is offered in drawing instruction.

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An insightful and enjoyable way for kids to learn about cartooning, presented in a vibrant graphic format.

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Publishers Weekly

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Created by the Center for Cartoon Studies' director and two of his former students, this how-to-make-comics book for young readers takes a couple of unusual tacks.

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Santa hits on the idea of a Christmas comic book, enlisting the help of a certain elf and knight (seen in the two previous Adventures in Cartooning books).

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City Book Review

The Adventures in Cartooning: Christmas Special is all about how the magical, cartooning elf and the knight can save Santa and Christmas.

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Shelf Awareness

If your child loves comics, would like to make comics, or wants to know what makes comics work, this title, beautifully designed in a paperback edition with French flaps, will lead the way.

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Graphic Novel Reporter

This makes the Activity Book perfect for kids who are already cartooning, but also perfect for kids who are interested, but aren’t sure where or how to start.

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Graphic Novel Reporter

When a princess throws down her pencil and exclaims that she doesn’t draw well enough to make comics, the Magic Cartooning Elf comes to her rescue, offering to show her how it’s done.

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