Original Fake by Kirstin Cronn-Mills
  

Original Fake

Written by Kirstin Cronn-Mills
Illustrated by E. Eero Johnson

RRP £12.99

Notify me
when in stock

As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.

Synopsis

Original Fake by Kirstin Cronn-Mills

Introvert Frankie Neumann hates his life, and understandably so. He's got a weird, tutu-wearing sister, Lou, and even weirder parents, Bridget and Brett-Frank Sinatra and Dr Frank-N-Furter impersonators, respectively. And, he's just the guy who makes pizza at Pizza Vendetta. Though he has secret artistic aspirations of his own, his over- the-top family makes him want to stay in the background. But Frankie's life is about to change-becoming way more interesting, even a little dangerous, but definitely cool. After his shift at the pizzeria one night, Frankie meets David and Rory, cousins and errand runners for the mysterious Uncle Epic, a legendary anonymous street artist and Frankie's absolute idol. Little could Frankie dream that his new adventures with Uncle Epic would lead to the perfect opportunity to strike back at his insufferable sister for a lifetime of torture. But things go haywire quicker than you can say street art kicks righteous ass, and the lines are suddenly blurred between art and Frankie's real life.

Reviews

Praise for Original Fake: A whirlwind of a novel Johnson s bold black and orange illustrations spotlight key plot points and emotions Cronn-Mills s consideration of the intersections between art and family is striking and heartfelt. Publishers Weekly, starred review Peppered with engaging comic book style panels, Cronn- Mills off-the-wall art caper offers insight into a brash, up-and-coming corner of the art world, with a refreshing matter-of-fact acceptance for unconventional choices. Booklist [A] distinctive, smart novel. Kirkus Reviews [The] plot is great fun, but additional pleasure can be found in the details

About the Author

Kirstin Cronn-Mills is a self-proclaimed word nerd who secretly wants to be a street artist. Her first young adult novel, The Sky Always Hears Me and the Hills Don t Mind, was a 2010 finalist for the Minnesota Book Award for Young People s Literature. Her second novel, Beautiful Music for Ugly Children, won ALA s Stonewall Award in 2014 as well as an IPPY silver medal for Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Trans Fiction. She writes a lot, reads as much as she can, teaches at a two-year college, and goofs around with her son, Shae, and her husband, Dan. E. Eero Johnson (Erik T. Johnson) is a Minneapolis-basedillustrator, graphic designer, and comic book artist. His illustrations have appeared inGQ, The New Yorker, Newsweek, Wired, andThe New York Times, and on several book covers. His comic bookprojects, The OutliersandKozmo-Knot, have gaineda growinginterestfromthe indie comic world. He liveswith his wife, Tammy, sons, Emmett and Eilif, and acrazyBoston terrier.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Hardback
352 pages

Author

Kirstin Cronn-Mills
More books by Kirstin Cronn-Mills

Publisher

Putnam Adult an imprint of Penguin Putnam Inc

Publication date

19th April 2016

ISBN

9780399173264


At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family

Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitement

Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12

Lovereading is just a convenient way to find new books and hear others opinions on them.

Sarah Murray – age 15

I love all the books they recommend & put up for me to review. I also love the fact that they give new authors the chance to share their boo

Daisy Pennock – age 15

We love Lovereading as my 5 year old loves to read new books before anyone else has a chance, she says it makes reading exciting!

Tracey Chorley

Love “Lovereading4kids” as my son gets to hear about & read new books before his mates which keeps him interested in reading=a very happy Mum

Liz Evans
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools