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GC4K Elevator Pitch: The Year of the Beasts

I’ve been reading hybrids for years now: Frankie Pickle, Wimpy Kid, Popularity Papers, you name it, I’ve read or read about it. But this is the first time I’ve really been intrigued by one. The Year of the Beasts, is prose written by Cecil Castellucci and comics written and drawn by Nate Powell. You can read the prose. You can read the comic. You can read them both together. No matter which way you decide to go you’ll find yourself wrapped in a story of sisters, friends, and monsters. Yeah, I’m hooked.

Hear more from Nate and Cecil:

Year of the BeastsThe Year of the Beasts
Created by Cecil Castellucci and Nate Powell
First Second, May 2012
ISBN: 9781596436862
192 pages, $16.99
Ages 12 to 17

Eva Volin About Eva Volin

Eva Volin is the Supervising Children's Librarian for the Alameda Free Library in California. She has written about graphic novels for such publications as Booklist, Library Journal, ICv2, Graphic Novel Reporter, and Children & Libraries. She has served on several awards committees including the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Michael L. Printz Award, and the Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics. She served on YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens committee for three years and is currently serving on ALSC's Notable Books for Children committee.

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