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Sleepless Knight (Adventures in Cartooning)

James Sturm, Alexis Frederick-Frost, Andrew Arnold


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The Knight can't wait for her first camping trip! She and her horse Edward pack everything they need--including her beloved Teddy--and head out into the woods. But when it's time for bed, Teddy is nowhere to be found!

A helpful rabbit thinks this "Teddy" sounds familiar, and sends the Knight off to a cave... but that's no teddy bear in that cave. That's a real bear!

In this sweet, simple adventure, basic comics elements combine with the picture book format to create a picture book for the youngest of comics readers, and a fantastic introduction into the world of Adventures in Cartooning.

Praise For Sleepless Knight (Adventures in Cartooning)

“The story bubbles with an inexhaustible energy, never snarky or overreaching, while the endpapers and their directions for drawing the story's characters invite readers to create episodes of their own.” —Publishers Weekly

"Laid out with large, colorful easy-to-follow panels, doodlelike figures engaged in all kinds of appealing slapstick situations, and big, bold speech bubbles, this is a solid introduction to graphic novels for a young audience." —Booklist

"The knight has a pretty remarkable range of emotion for someone wearing a helmet, and the eggplant-shaped Edward is a great straight man (or horse)." —The Horn Book

"The small cast (just four characters) and economy of words make for an engaging and easy flow for beginning readers." —Kirkus Reviews

"This funny tale is sure to be popular with young readers and cartoonists." —School Library Journal

"The crisp, comics-style panels and fairly easy vocabulary make this accessible and appealing to strong primary-grade readers as well as middle-graders." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

First Second, 9781596436510, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 7, 2015

About the Author

James Sturm is the author of several award-winning graphic novels for children and adults, including James Sturm’s America, Market Day, The Golem’s Mighty Swing and Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow. He is also the founder of the Center for Cartoon Studies and the National Association for Comics Art Educators.  He created Adventures in Cartooning with collaborators Alexis Frederic-Frost and Andrew Arnold. Sturm, his wife, and two daughters live in White River Junction, Vermont.

Alexis Frederick-Frost is co-author and illustrator of the critically acclaimed Adventures in Cartooning series of graphic novels and picture books. A combination how-to book and exciting adventure story, Adventures in Cartooning: how to turn your doodles into comics, was one of Booklist’s Top Ten Graphic Novel of 2010 and has encouraged hundreds of young artists to create their own comics. He also wrote and illustrated the monthly comic Kit and Clay for The Phoenix Magazine in the United Kingdom and has contributed to a variety of publications online and in print. A graduate from the inaugural class of the Center for Cartoon Studies, Alexis lives with his wife in Maryland.

Andrew Arnold is an author-illustrator and cocreator of the award-winning Adventures in Cartooning series from First Second Books. He is also the founder and editorial director of HarperCollins’s graphic novel imprint. He writes and draws from his home in Brooklyn, New York, in the company of his rescue dog, Jerry. What’s the Matter, Marlo? is his debut picture book.