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Preview: Possessions, Book 3: The Better House Trap

Brigid Alverson

Possessions: The Better House Trap,
which was published late last month, is the third book in Ray Fawkes’s series about Gurgazon the pit demon, who is trapped in the house of an eccentric old lady who likes to collect ghosts and other supernatural creatures. The book is filled with slapstick humor; last year, at C2E2, Fawkes described it as “a kids’ book where the main characters light on fire and scream and run around.”

“I love the dialogue,” Casoni remarked, showing a slide where the series protagonist declares, “Gurgazon will dine on the entrails of her enemies.”

“I’m just trying to teach vocabulary to kids,” Fawkes said.

Not too many people are doing dark humor for kids, and even fewer are doing it as well as Fawkes. Check the preview and see for yourself.

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Brigid Alverson About Brigid Alverson

Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good E-Reader.com. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.

Comments

  1. Christopher says:

    The kids in my library LOVE these books. They can’t get enough of them which is a relief. When I read the first two, I thoroughly enjoyed them but was skeptical about its kid appeal. One child told me that the pages being in one color was “boring”. Yet, that was the only complaint I heard about it. Am SO glad that there are more books coming out.

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