In a steampunk fairyland, a charming criminal mastermind dogged by bad luck ends up battling a beanstalk of epic proportions.
Calamity Jack is a graphic novel sure to delight brainy teens in search of a cool story with fun characters. The illustrations, by Nathan Hale, have whimsy and solidity in marrying pixies and steel beams, yielding an anachronistic delight. The story, by Shannon Hale and husband Dean, has all the wit, emotional depth, and creativity that you’d expect from her.
I don’t really get the appeal of graphic novels, and probably won’t pick up another one, but I’m glad I spent some time with Jack and Rapunzel and Prudence.
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Many thanks to Bloomsbury for the review copy.