Into the Woods by J Torres
(Bigfoot Boy)

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Bored while visiting his grandmother for the weekend, Rufus, an ordinary ten-year-old boy, ventures into the nearby woods after he spies his young neighbor Penny heading there. A city kid, Rufus quickly loses sight of Penny, but while making his way back to Grammy's, he's drawn to an unusual object he sees hidden inside a tree: it's a totem, carved out of wood and hung on a cord. Rufus places the odd-looking thing around his neck and reads out loud the word inscribed on it: "Sasquatch." Suddenly, strange things begin happening all around him -- and to him. Rufus doesn't know what's going on, but he's sure of one thing. He'll never be ordinary again! This is the first title in the unique Bigfoot Boy graphic novel series by award-winning author J. Torres. This intriguing story about an everyday kid who unexpectedly finds himself with a special power will have young readers hooked from the start. The artwork by Eisner Award?winning cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks keeps the action moving at a fast pace. With talking animals, likable characters and a plot steeped in magic and mystery, this compelling tale told in pictures and snappy dialogue will be a popular choice for newly independent readers, with particular appeal to reluctant readers. Inspired by the mythologies of the Pacific Northwest, it could also work in the classroom as an introduction to folklore and mythology.

About J Torres

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J. Torres is an award-winning writer whose other graphic novels include Alison Dare, Jinx and Power Lunch. J. lives in Whitby, Ontario. Faith Erin Hicks draws and writes comics in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her works include The War at Ellesmere, Brain Camp and Friends with Boys.
Published September 1, 2012 by Kids Can Press, Ltd.. 100 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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Ten-year-old city boy Rufus is staying at his grandmother's house on the edge of a forest for a few days without his parents.

Jun 06 2012 | Read Full Review of Into the Woods (Bigfoot Boy)

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Although Penny, a First Nations girl, is profoundly connected to her forest home and a capable woodsman in her own right, she is relegated to sidekick territory while Caucasian outsider Rufus finds the totem and saves the day.

Oct 22 2012 | Read Full Review of Into the Woods (Bigfoot Boy)

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