Publication Date: 13/10/2014 ISBN: 9781626720091 Category:

The Rise of Aurora West

Paul Pope, J. T. Petty

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: 13/10/2014 ISBN: 9781626720091 Category:
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A prequel to Battling Boy, The Rise of Aurora West follows the young hero as she seeks to uncover the mystery of her mother’s death and to find her place in a world overrun with supernatural monsters and all-too-human corruption. With a taut, fast-paced script from Paul Pope and J. T. Petty and edgy art from David Rubin, this is an addition to the world of Battling Boy that will delight fans of Pope’s fascinating storytelling.

Publisher Review

"Before she fought alongside Battling Boy for the safety of Acropolis, Aurora West was a teenaged apprentice to her father, the monster hunter/science detective Haggard West, as chronicles in this graphic novel prequel . . . Likely to please Aurora fans from the earlier title, this graphic novel also stands alone, giving readers a bright new heroine to admire." --BCCB "Pope's lauded Battling Boy takes place in the monster-ridden city of Acropolis, and this prequel, featuring feisty Aurora, the daughter of Acropolis' Bruce Wayne-like hero Haggard West, fills in the backstory of the city and its monster infestation . . . fans of Battling Boy will be eager to get their mitts on this thrilling installment featuring a compelling teen girl hero." --Booklist "Die-hard fans of the previous work will definitely want to pick up this book." --School Library Journal "This feels like a very different direction for the characters, and it's a thrilling one; expect readers to clamor for the next installments of this clever spinoff." --Kirkus Reviews "Paul Pope's delightful and original Battling Boy is the adventure of the year!" --Jeff Smith, Eisner Award-winning author of Bone on Battling Boy "Full of energy, precision, and pure kick--not to be missed." --Scott Westerfeld, author of Uglies on Battling Boy "A new generation hero." --Entertainment Weekly on Battling Boy Before she fought alongside Battling Boy for the safety of Acropolis, Aurora West was a teenaged apprentice to her father, the monster hunter/science detective Haggard West, as chronicles in this graphic novel prequel . . . Likely to please Aurora fans from the earlier title, this graphic novel also stands alone, giving readers a bright new heroine to admire. "BCCB" Pope's lauded "Battling Boy" takes place in the monster-ridden city of Acropolis, and this prequel, featuring feisty Aurora, the daughter of Acropolis' Bruce Wayne-like hero Haggard West, fills in the backstory of the city and its monster infestation . . . fans of "Battling Boy" will be eager to get their mitts on this thrilling installment featuring a compelling teen girl hero. "Booklist" Die-hard fans of the previous work will definitely want to pick up this book. "School Library Journal" This feels like a very different direction for the characters, and it's a thrilling one; expect readers to clamor for the next installments of this clever spinoff. "Kirkus Reviews" Paul Pope's delightful and original "Battling Boy" is the adventure of the year! "Jeff Smith, Eisner Award-winning author of Bone on Battling Boy" Full of energy, precision, and pure kick--not to be missed. "Scott Westerfeld, author of Uglies on Battling Boy" A new generation hero. "Entertainment Weekly on Battling Boy"" "Before she fought alongside Battling Boy for the safety of Acropolis, Aurora West was a teenaged apprentice to her father, the monster hunter/science detective Haggard West, as chronicles in this graphic novel prequel . . . Likely to please Aurora fans from the earlier title, this graphic novel also stands alone, giving readers a bright new heroine to admire." - "BCCB" "Pope's lauded "Battling Boy" takes place in the monster-ridden city of Acropolis, and this prequel, featuring feisty Aurora, the daughter of Acropolis' Bruce Wayne-like hero Haggard West, fills in the backstory of the city and its monster infestation . . . fans of "Battling Boy" will be eager to get their mitts on this thrilling installment featuring a compelling teen girl hero." - "Booklist" "Die-hard fans of the previous work will definitely want to pick up this book." - "School Library Journal" "This feels like a very different direction for the characters, and it's a thrilling one; expect readers to clamor for the next installments of this clever spinoff." - "Kirkus Reviews" Praise for" Battling Boy" "Paul Pope's delightful and original "Battling Boy" is the adventure of the year!" --Jeff Smith, Eisner Award-winning author of "Bone" Praise for" Battling Boy" "Full of energy, precision, and pure kick--not to be missed." --Scott Westerfeld, author of "Uglies" Praise for" Battling Boy" "A new generation hero." --"Entertainment Weekly" Praise for "The Rise of Aurora West" "Before she fought alongside Battling Boy for the safety of Acropolis, Aurora West was a teenaged apprentice to her father, the monster hunter/science detective Haggard West, as chronicles in this graphic novel prequel . . . Likely to please Aurora fans from the earlier title, this graphic novel also stands alone, giving readers a bright new heroine to admire." - "BCCB" "Pope's lauded "Battling Boy" takes place in the monster-ridden city of Acropolis, and this prequel, featuring feisty Aurora, the daughter of Acropolis' Bruce Wayne-like hero Haggard West, fills in the backstory of the city and its monster infestation . . . fans of "Battling Boy" will be eager to get their mitts on this thrilling installment featuring a compelling teen girl hero." - "Booklist" "Die-hard fans of the previous work will definitely want to pick up this book." - "School Library Journal" "This feels like a very different direction for the characters, and it's a thrilling one; expect readers to clamor for the next installments of this clever spinoff." - "Kirkus Reviews" Praise for" Battling Boy" "Paul Pope's delightful and original "Battling Boy" is the adventure of the year!" --Jeff Smith, Eisner Award-winning author of "Bone" "Full of energy, precision, and pure kick--not to be missed." --Scott Westerfeld, author of "Uglies" "A new generation hero." --"Entertainment Weekly" Praise for "The Rise of Aurora West" "Pope's lauded "Battling Boy" takes place in the monster-ridden city of Acropolis, and this prequel, featuring feisty Aurora, the daughter of Acropolis' Bruce Wayne-like hero Haggard West, fills in the backstory of the city and its monster infestation . . . fans of "Battling Boy" will be eager to get their mitts on this thrilling installment featuring a compelling teen girl hero." - "Booklist" "Die-hard fans of the previous work will definitely want to pick up this book." - "School Library Journal" "This feels like a very different direction for the characters, and it's a thrilling one; expect readers to clamor for the next installments of this clever spinoff." - "Kirkus Reviews" Praise for" Battling Boy" "Paul Pope's delightful and original "Battling Boy" is the adventure of the year!" --Jeff Smith, Eisner Award-winning author of "Bone" "Full of energy, precision, and pure kick--not to be missed." --Scott Westerfeld, author of "Uglies" "A new generation hero." --"Entertainment Weekly" Praise for "The Rise of Aurora West" "Die-hard fans of the previous work will definitely want to pick up this book." - "School Library Journal" "This feels like a very different direction for the characters, and it's a thrilling one; expect readers to clamor for the next installments of this clever spinoff." - "Kirkus Reviews" Praise for" Battling Boy" "Paul Pope's delightful and original "Battling Boy" is the adventure of the year!" --Jeff Smith, Eisner Award-winning author of "Bone" "Full of energy, precision, and pure kick--not to be missed." --Scott Westerfeld, author of "Uglies" "A new generation hero." --"Entertainment Weekly" Praise for" Battling Boy" "Paul Pope's delightful and original "Battling Boy" is the adventure of the year!" --Jeff Smith, Eisner Award-winning author of "Bone" "Full of energy, precision, and pure kick--not to be missed." --Scott Westerfeld, author of "Uglies" "A new generation hero." --"Entertainment Weekly"

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