Tom by Daniel Torres
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Tom is an adventurous dinosaur who one day finds himself paddling into New York Harbor. The Big Apple is big, but Tom is bigger--and in ways large and small (but mostly large), Tom makes his indelible mark on New York. With its oversize format, sweet and funny story, and brilliantly vivid, detailed artwork, Tom is an exciting and exuberant debut.

About Daniel Torres

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Daniel Torres is the most prominent Spanish comic artist of his generation. His work, which includes graphic novels and children's books, has been published all over the world and translated into a number of different languages. Daniel Torres began his career as a comics artist in 1980, after graduating from the Valencia School of Fine Arts. His first comic Claudio Cueco, was published by the underground magazine El Vibora. In 1982, he launched a new series, Rocco Vargas, a graphically drawn space-opera featuring an inter-galactic adventurer/sci-fi writer as its title character. This popular series was published by Norma Editorial, with an English translation released in the United States in 1984. Norma Editorial went on to publish all of the artist's subsequent work, most notably the graphic novels Opium, Rocco Vargas and Saxon. In addition to his comic series, Torres has also undertaken a variety of commercial art projects. This includes re-designing Norma's corporate logo, and creating a mural commissioned by the Barcelona City Council to illustrate the Barcelona of the Future, as well as illustration work for American publishers like Penguin, Bantam, Dell, Playboy, Premier Magazine, and New York Weekly.
Published March 1, 1996 by Viking Juvenile. 64 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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Without the visual flights of fancy, Tom's story would be sorely lacking-the dino's job search, friendship with a boy named Billy and ""Prehistoric Pop""-art career seem excuses to match text with imaginative illustrations.

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Brontosaurus Tom, new to New York City, finds purpose and popularity as the art world's latest darling.

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Los Angeles Times

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When Anaheim High School opened the 1988 prep baseball season by losing four of five games, many predicted the Colonists were headed for another losing season.

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