Gryphons Aren't So Great (Adventures in Cartooning) (Hardcover)

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Gryphons Aren't So Great (Adventures in Cartooning) By James Sturm, Alexis Frederick-Frost, Andrew Arnold Cover Image


The Knight's best friend is her horse, Edward. They go everywhere together and do everything together! But when the Knight gets a gryphon, suddenly all she talks about is how awesome her new pet is. Edward can't help it—he's jealous! But the gryphon turns out to be more of a peril than a pet, and it's Edward who comes to the rescue in the end. It turns out that gryphons aren't so great...but Edward sure is!

The second of four adorable picture books from the creators of Adventures in Cartooning, Gryphons Aren't so Great is a sweet and accessible story in the Adventures in Cartooning universe.

About the Author

James Sturm is a cartoonist and educator. His graphic novels include The Golem's Mighty Swing, Market Day, and Off Season. He most recently worked on Health and Wealth, A Graphic Guide To The US Healthcare System. He is currently working on a graphic novel adaptation of Watership Down with Joe Sutphin. James is also the cofounder of the Center For Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont. He lives and works nearby on a former goat farm.

Alexis Frederick-Frost is co-author and illustrator of the critically acclaimed Adventures in Cartooning series of graphic novels and picture books. A combination how-to book and exciting adventure story, Adventures in Cartooning: how to turn your doodles into comics, was one of Booklist’s Top Ten Graphic Novel of 2010 and has encouraged hundreds of young artists to create their own comics. He also wrote and illustrated the monthly comic Kit and Clay for The Phoenix Magazine in the United Kingdom and has contributed to a variety of publications online and in print. A graduate from the inaugural class of the Center for Cartoon Studies, Alexis lives with his wife in Maryland.

Andrew Arnold is an author-illustrator and co-creator of the award-winning Adventures in Cartooning series from First Second Books. He writes and draws from his home in Brooklyn, New York, in the company of his wife and their son. What's the Matter, Marlo? is his debut picture book.

Praise For…

"This lively frolic is sure to please young readers." —Kirkus Reviews

"The memorable tale will be enjoyed by a wide range of readers time and again." —School Library Journal

"Beginning readers new to comics can enjoy the simply drawn, colorful panels and the madcap antics, while parents and teachers can appreciate this story of friendship and loyalty." —Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9781596436527
ISBN-10: 1596436522
Publisher: First Second
Publication Date: September 8th, 2015
Pages: 40
Language: English
Series: Adventures in Cartooning