The Professor's Daughter by Joann Sfar

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Imhotep IV is an Egyptian mummy who's just opened his eyes for the first time in 3,000 years.  Lillian Bowell is the daughter of a renowned Egyptologist.  One day, when the Professor's away, the two go out for an afternoon on the town.  The heap of trouble that they land in--brought on by Mozart, afternoon tea, and a passing gentleman's sensitive nature--only deepens when they learn Imhotep IV's father is in town.  Can Imhotep IV and Lillian stay together when both their fathers, the London Police, and even the Archeological society are desperate to drag them apart?
Written by the hilarious and insightful Joann Sfar and painted in muted, sepia-toned watercolors by Emmanuel Guibert, this book is something to keep as a display piece, a thing of beauty--if you can put down the engaging story long enough for others to admire it! 

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Emmanuel Guibert and Joann Sfar are two of the most ridiculously talented comics authors to come from France.  Prolific, inventive, and versatile beyond common sense, the two shared a Paris studio from 1995 to 1999, and stories grew there like ragweed.   Taking turns writing scripts and drawing pictures, Joann and Emmanuel have collaborated on a number of prize-winning graphic novels, such as SARDINE IN OUTER SPACE, the BLACK OLIVES series, and now THE PROFESSOR'S DAUGHTER.   Working solo, Sfar is the author of the popular LITTLE VAMPIRE and VAMPIRE LOVES series, as well as the bestselling THE RABBI'S CAT. As for Guibert, his many works for readers young and old include ALAN'S WAR, an extraordinary biography of his late father Alan Cope, an
Published April 17, 2007 by First Second. 80 pages
Genres: History, Comics & Graphic Novels, Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Originally published in French in 1997, this English translation highlights the playful collaboration of two masters of the graphic narrative, with Sfar (The Rabbi’s Cat, 2005) providing the story and Guibert (Sardine in Outerspace 1 and 2, both 2006, illustrated by Sfar) the colorful, impression...

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Two of France's best graphic novel talents, the ever-prolific Sfar and the subtle illustrator Guibert, collaborate.

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His dead spirit children come looking for him and wonder where their mother is, his father seems bent on destroying him, the Professor wants his mummy back, the London police want Imhotep for murder and oh, by the way, did I mention he’s a 1000-year-old mummy?

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Together Lillian Bowell and Imhotep IV defy convention and their formidable fathers—a famed archaeologist and a long-defunct pharaoh, respectively—in The Professor’s Daughter (First Second), Emmanuel Guibert and Joann Sfar’s stylish graphic novel of love and intrigue in Victorian London.

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