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The stuff of legend. Book 1, The dark (edition 2010)

by Mike Raicht, Brian Smith, Charles Paul Wilson

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Member:TheHeathers
Title:The stuff of legend. Book 1, The dark
Authors:Mike Raicht
Other authors:Brian Smith, Charles Paul Wilson
Info:New York : Villard Books, 2010.
Collections:2013 Archive
Rating:****
Tags:teen, graphic novel, fantasy, Deanna Pina, 2013

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The Stuff of Legend, Book 1: The Dark by Mike Raicht

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Great fun comic that shows how our toys played when we left the room, and something about the boogey man. Great fun indeed. ( )
  Gregorio_Roth | Dec 5, 2014 |
Great fun comic that shows how our toys played when we left the room, and something about the boogey man. Great fun indeed. ( )
  Gregorio_Roth | Dec 5, 2014 |
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Meh. Not sure how this got on the list of Best GNs for 2010 at NJLA. ( )
  kcarrigan | Aug 26, 2013 |
The Velveteen Rabbit goes to war. ( )
  librarybrandy | Mar 31, 2013 |
This is an incredibly dark story and shouldn't be mistaken as kid stuff! This features death, injury, and betrayal! My favorite character so far is the Jester. ( )
  TheHeathers | Feb 27, 2013 |
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Gr 5 Up-Most children can remember losing a favorite toy, but what happens when a group of favorite toys lose their boy? The Colonel and his hastily assembled team of rescuers enter "the Dark"-the mysterious world inside a closet, embarking on a mission to save the child. Once inside, they are up against the nearly unstoppable Boogeyman, a creature made from nightmares who has his own designs on the boy. After a trip to the city of Hopscotch, where life is nothing but a game, the toys are branded "rule breakers" and forced into a game they may not be able to win. This eerie graphic novel, set in a quiet Brooklyn home in 1944, uses muted sepia tones and realistic artwork to present the unimaginable world the protagonists are thrust into. From the insane Jester's murderous glee to Max the Bear's raging ferocity, readers can see every emotion on the characters' faces. It almost feels like a children's story gone horribly wrong in the most wonderful way. The images of battles and violence are definitely not for the timid.
 
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The year is 1944. As Allied forces fight the enemy on Europe’s war-torn beaches, another battle begins in a child’s bedroom in Brooklyn. When the nightmarish Boogeyman snatches a boy and takes him to the realm of the Dark, the child’s playthings, led by the toy soldier known as the Colonel, band together to stage a daring rescue. On their perilous mission they will confront the boy’s bitter and forgotten toys, as well as betrayal in their own ranks. Can they save the boy from the forces of evil, or will they all perish in the process? The Stuff of Legend is a haunting and ultimately redemptive tale of loyalty, camaraderie, and perseverance.

This edition includes a brand-new story featuring the Colonel’s war journal, maps, sketches, and other original material!

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:19:50 -0400)

The year is 1944. As Allied forces fight the enemy on Europe's war torn beaches, another battle begins in a child's bedroom in Brooklyn. When the nightmarish Boogeyman snatches a boy and takes him to the realm of the dark.

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