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The Mystery Boxes

By Kazu Kibuishi (Editor)

Amulet Books, Paperback, 9781419700095, 126pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2012


Seven clever stories answer one simple question: what's in the box?

Funny, fantastic, spooky, and suspenseful, each of these unique and beautifully illustrated short graphic works revolves around a central theme: a mysterious box and the marvels or mayhem inside. Artists include middle school favorites Kazu Kibuishi, Raina Telgemeier ("Smile"), and Dave Roman ("Astronaut Academy"), as well as Jason Caffoe, Stuart Livingston, Johane Matte, Rad Sechrist (all contributors to the groundbreaking comics anthology series "Flight"), and upcoming artist Emily Carroll.

Praise for "Explorer: Mystery Boxes" STARREDREVIEW "An outstanding out-of-the box anthology from renowned comics veteran Kibuishi. With eye-popping full-color art and palettes ranging from candy-colored to ethereal earth tones, this is both a visual feast for the eyes and a healthy helping of thought for the soul. Superb. "Kirkus Reviews, "starred review STARREDREVIEW "Coherent for all its variety, there will be something here for most readers." "SchoolLibrary Journal," starred review

About the Author
Kazu Kibuishi is the creator of "Amulet," the award-winning middle school graphic novel series, and the editor and art director of eight volumes of "Flight," the influential, Eisner-nominated graphic anthology. His earlier work "Daisy Kutter" was named a YALSA Best Book for Young Adults. He lives in Alhambra, California.