Space Dumplins by Craig ThompsonSpace Dumplins by Craig Thompson

Space Dumplins

byCraig ThompsonIllustratorCraig Thompson

Paperback | August 25, 2015

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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 humor 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.

Craig Thompson is an Eisner Award-winning graphic novelist best known for his books Good-Bye, Chunky Rice, Blankets, Carnet De Voyage, and Habibi. Thompson has received three Eisner Awards, four Harvey Awards, and two Ignatz Awards. In 2007, his cover design for the Menomena album Friend and Foe received a Grammy nomination for Best Re...
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Title:Space DumplinsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.85 inPublished:August 25, 2015Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:054556543X

ISBN - 13:9780545565431

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yet another great title from Craig Thompson! Craig Thompson manages to pull off yet another great graphic novel, this time the aim is for 9-12 year olds. It's awesome seeing a girl as the main character without "girl power" being the only reason why. Her personality and strengths are made evident through the narrative. I also love Thompson's struggle with faith coming out through the chicken character. Also, as per usual, his art is just jaw droppingly beautiful.
Date published: 2017-03-10

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Space Dumplins:"Thompson has created a richly imagined and gorgeously illustrated universe, and his candy-colored palette belies the class divisions, environmental woes, and corporate/industrial dominance of Violet's future. It's a wild and funny escapade, undergirded by a tender portrait of a family just trying to get by." - Publishers Weekly, starred reviewPraise 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 reviewPraise 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