Curses! Foiled Again by Jane Yolen

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Aliera Carstairs is back. This time she's got her cousin—and best friend—Caroline in tow, and the stakes are higher than ever. The realm of Seelie, the fairy kingdom of which Aliera is the hereditary defender, is under attack, and only Aliera and Caroline can set things right. Caroline, fragile and wheelchair-bound, may seem like more of a liability than an asset, but Aliera knows there's more to her quiet cousin than meets the eye. Curses! Foiled Again, a follow up to graphic novel Foiled! is Jane Yolen at her best, reunited with her partner in crime, the fabulously talented illustrator Mike Cavallaro.

About Jane Yolen

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Jane Yolen (Foiled, Curses! Foiled Again) is the author of over 300 books, including Owl Moon, The Devil's Arithmetic, and How do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? Her books and stories have won an assortment of awards-including two Nebulas, a World Fantasy Award, a Caldecott Honor, the Golden Kite Award, two Christopher Medals, and a nomination for the National Book Award. Mike Cavallaro (Foiled, Curses! Foiled Again) is originally from New Jersey, where he grew up on a steady diet of home-cooked Italian food and the music of Bruce Springsteen. He is a member of the web-comics collective, ACT-I-VATE, where he contributes weekly web comics, including the true-life historic memoir, Parade (With Fireworks), a 2008 Eisner Award nominee.
Published January 8, 2013 by First Second. 176 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction

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Picking right up where Foiled (2010) left off (though with enough back story for new readers to comfortably jump in), Aliera Carstairs, the sassy, sword-fighting, take-no-prisoners heroine, is still battling trolls as the last Defender of Faerie.

Oct 24 2012 | Read Full Review of Curses! Foiled Again

Publishers Weekly

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Yolen’s smart, introspective, foil-wielding Aliera Carstairs returns, this time to thwart the Dark Lord’s plot to kidnap her beloved cousin.

Nov 12 2012 | Read Full Review of Curses! Foiled Again

City Book Review

Aliera’s real world is shown in gray tones, while the fairies and magic are shown in bright color.

Jan 31 2013 | Read Full Review of Curses! Foiled Again

SF Signal

Tagged with: Cover & Synopsis • graphic novels • Jane Yolen • Mike Cavallaro • young adult.

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