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Space Dumplins

By Craig Thompson   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545565431 Paperback
320 Pages | 7" x 9" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545565462 Ebook
320 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

Craig Thompson’s debut for young readers is out of this world!

For Violet Marlocke, family is the most important thing in the whole galaxy. So when her father goes missing while on a hazardous job, she can’t just sit around and do nothing. To get him back, Violet throws caution to the stars and sets out with a group of misfit friends on a quest to find him. But space is big and dangerous, and she soon discovers that her dad has been swallowed by a giant, planet-eating whale. With her father’s life on the line, nothing is going to stop Violet from trying to rescue him and keep her family together.

Visionary graphic novel creator Craig Thompson brings all of his wit, warmth, and humour to create a brilliantly drawn story for all ages. Set in a distant yet familiar future, Space Dumplins weaves themes of family, friendship, and loyalty into a grand space adventure filled with quirky aliens, awesome spaceships, and sharp commentary on our environmentally challenged world.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Habibi:

* "It is unfair to expect two masterpieces in a row from anyone, but here Thompson sits securely in that rarefied air." —Booklist, starred review

* "A lushly epic love story that’s both inspiring and heartbreaking . . . A dense, swirling dervish of a tale . . . this will be the most talked about graphic novel of the fall." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "The exquisite beauty and deep magic of this Arabian Nights-style love story cannot be overstated . . . Habibi is certain to join the ranks of graphic novels that expand our understanding of not only the genre but also the world it describes." —School Library Journal, starred review

Praise for Blankets:

"His visual mastery shows in fluid line work, assured compositions, and powerful use of solid black areas and negative space." —Booklist, starred review

"His exceptional b&w drawings balance representational precision with a bold and wonderfully expressive line for pages of ingenious, inventively composed and poignant imagery." —Publishers Weekly

"This second, much longer work shares the acuity for character development and dynamic sensitivity that makes the author so compulsively readable." —School Library Journal