Sunday, January 3, 2010

Cat Burglar Black (Graphic Novel)

Cat Burglar Black by Richard Sala

K was brought up by a gang of thieves headed by the female equivalent of Fagin. Now that the gang has broken up due to a police raid ending in a fire, her aunt has found her and sent for her to come to Bellsong Academy. Little does K know that there's more to the school than meets the eye - including a plan to recover some old paintings and her and her classmates "skills" at recovering such items.

I like the back story - although it rings not far from the classic Dickens tale Oliver Twist. The character K herself is quick-witted and smart - going along with the teachers at Bellsong Academy until she can figure out what is going on. I do wonder at the age-level for this book because of the possibilities of what happened to the girls who go missing.

The graphics are a fun mix of Archie type comics only with a darker plot. The font was interesting for this novel, a little more fancy than you usually see in a graphic novel.

Overall I think this would be recommended for a bit of an older reader - 5th grade and up.

I'll be looking for more in this series for future reads.

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1 comment:

  1. This looks good. I need more Graphic Novels for the challenge this year. Thanks! :)


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