Nobody Likes a Goblin – Ben Hatke

goblinNobody Likes a Goblin by Ben Hatke

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Raincoast Books
First Published: July 13th 2016
Publisher: First Second Books


REVIEW:

Little Goblin lives peacefully inside his dungeon where he has but one friend. He terrorizes nobody (on purpose). He bothers nobody (on purpose). All he wants is to be out of people’s way, sleep in a quiet place and spend time with Skeleton, his only friend. Continue reading

Mighty Jack and the Goblin King – Ben Hatke

33163366Mighty Jack and the Goblin King by Ben Hatke

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Raincoast Books
Publication Date: September 5th, 2017
Publisher: First Second Books
Point of View: Alternative, Boy-Girl
Recommended Age: 10+
Pacing: Super fast
Genres &  Themes: Graphic Novel, Middle Grade, Fantasy, Courage, Family


BLURB:

Ben Hatke, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Zita the Spacegirl, concludes his latest middle-grade fantasy-adventure graphic novel series, Mighty Jack, with the energetic finale to his retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk. Continue reading

Mighty Jack – Ben Hatke

27414475Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Raincoast Books
Publication Date: September 6th, 2016
Publisher: First Second
Recommended Age: 8+
Pacing: Fast
Genres & Themes: Middle Grade, Graphic Novels, Retellings, Fantasy

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BLURB:

Jack might be the only kid in the world who’s dreading summer. But he’s got a good reason: summer is when his single mom takes a second job and leaves him at home to watch his autistic kid sister, Maddy. It’s a lot of responsibility, and it’s boring, too, because Maddy doesn’t talk. Ever. But then, one day at the flea market, Maddy does talk—to tell Jack to trade their mom’s car for a box of mysterious seeds. It’s the best mistake Jack has ever made. Continue reading