Artichoke tales

Book Cover
Average Rating
Pub. Date:
Megan Kelso has proved herself a master of the cartoon short story withSquirrel Mother (2006, currently in its 2nd printing), and serial (withher New York Times Funny Pages comic, Watergate Sue). WithArtichoke Tales, Kelso expands her range (and her page count) by creatinga family saga spanning three generations and an entire continent. ArtichokeTales is a 176-page coming -of-age story about a young girl named Brigittewhose family is caught between the two warring sides of a civil war betweenpeople who have artichoke leaves instead of hair. Influenced in equal parts byLittle House on the Prairie, The Thorn Birds, Dharma Bums,and Cold Mountain, Kelso weaves a moving story about family amidst war.Kelso's visual storytelling, uniquely combining delicate line-work withrhythmic, musical page compositions, creates a dramatic tension betweenintimate, ruminative character studies and the unflinching depiction of theconsequences of war and carnage, lending cohesion and resonance to agenerational epic.
More Details
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID c49025e3-5fa9-ab14-fa59-329e76330eb4
Grouping Title artichoke tales
Grouping Author kelso megan
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-02-11 04:48:57AM
Last Indexed 2019-04-18 04:52:03AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Kelso, Megan, 1968-
author_display Kelso, Megan
available_at_arlington Central
collection_arlington Graphic Novels
detailed_location_arlington Central Graphic Novels
display_description "Artichoke Tales is a coming-of-age story about a young girl named Brigitte whose family is caught between the two warring sides of a civil war, a graphic novel that takes place in a world that echoes our own, but whose people have artichoke leaves instead of hair" -- from publisher's web site.
format_arlington Book
format_category_arlington Books
id c49025e3-5fa9-ab14-fa59-329e76330eb4
isbn 9781606993446
item_details ils:.b13139058|.i14921467|Central Graphic Novels|GRAPH KELSO|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Feb 10, 2019|cafg||
itype_arlington Hardback
last_indexed 2019-04-18T08:52:03.939Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington GRAPH KELSO
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Central
primary_isbn 9781606993446
publishDate 2010
record_details ils:.b13139058|Book|Books||English|Fantagraphics,|[2010]|227 pages : chiefly ; 21 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b13139058 .i14921467 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 9999
title_display Artichoke tales
title_full Artichoke tales / Megan Kelso
title_short Artichoke tales