Alison Dare, the Heart of the Maiden

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Alison Dare, the Heart of the Maiden

By J. Torres; J. Bone (Illustrator)

Tundra Books (NY), Paperback, 9780887769351, 99pp.

Publication Date: May 11, 2010

Alison Dare: Indiana Jones meets Lara Croft in fabulous, graphic adventures.

Alison Dare is not your typical twelve-year-old. She's the daughter of an archaeologist/adventurer and the masked hero known as the Blue Scarab. To top it off, she's also the niece of an international super-spy; it's no surprise that a craving for danger is in her blood Unfortunately, her parents have locked her away at the prestigious St. Joan's Academy for Girls, hoping that this would lead to a more "normal" life for their daughter.
But despite all the strict rules at the school, Alison and her best pals - Wendy and Dot - somehow manage to find themselves involved in adventures that rival those of Alison's globetrotting, planet-saving relatives. Whether it's magic genies, super-powered bank robbers, or a dastardly baron bent on world domination, Alison Dare delivers the best thrills since Indiana Jones and more action than Lara Croft.

About the Author
J. Torres is an award-winning writer whose other graphic novels include Alison Dare, Jinx, and Power Lunch. J. lives in Whitby, Ontario.

Praise For Alison Dare, the Heart of the Maiden

"Adventure-seekers everywhere have a new heroine to call their own… there is no hero like Alison Dare…. Bone’s expressive black and white illustrations match neatly with Torres’ TV-paced dialogue to create fun, quick reads that will entice both middle grade boys and girls to leap into Alison’s world of adventure."
– Canadianbookseller

"…these short comic books are a lot of fun for young and old alike."
– Matt Staggs, Suvudu

"…are packed with action and wit, and I recommend them to kids and adults alike…."
– Little Willow, Bildungsroman