Cardboard by Doug TenNapel

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Synopsis

When cardboard creatures come magically to life, a boy must save his town from disaster.

Cam's down-and-out father gives him a cardboard box for his birthday and he knows it's the worst present ever. So to make the best of a bad situation, they bend the cardboard into a man-and to their astonishment, it comes magically to life. But the neighborhood bully, Marcus, warps the powerful cardboard into his own evil creations that threaten to destroy them all!
 

About Doug TenNapel

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Doug TenNapel was raised in the town of Denair, California. In 1994, he created the immensely popular Earthworm Jim. Doug's first graphic novel for Scholastic, GHOSTOPOLIS, was a 2011 ALA Top Ten Great Graphic Novel for Teens, and his follow-up, BAD ISLAND, is a 2012 ALA Great Graphic Novels for Teens as well as one of School Library Journal's Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2011. His most recent graphic novel from Scholastic, CARDBOARD, has been published to critical acclaim. Doug lives in Glendale, California.
 
Published May 28, 2013 by Graphix. 288 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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City Book Review

Mike buys a cardboard box for Cam’s birthday but it turns out to be a magical cardboard that makes things come to life.

Aug 03 2012 | Read Full Review of Cardboard

Common Sense Media

The somber tone throughout much of the story may not work for all kids, and there are hints of edgier topics like unemployment, loneliness, and adult romance, but most kids will glaze over these issues and focus on the wild images and fantastic idea of building living creatures out of cardboard.

Aug 01 2012 | Read Full Review of Cardboard

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