Emiko Superstar by Steve Rolston, Mariko Tamaki


Emiko Superstar by Steve Rolston, Mariko Tamaki

Written by Mariko Tamaki Art and cover by Steve Rolston Auspicious ...an unusually strong graphic novel - rich in visuals and observations. - Publishers Weekly on Tamaki's Skim A borrowed diary, a double life and identity issues fuel a teenager's quest to find herself before she cracks and commits social suicide. Watch Emi go from dull, suburban babysitter to eclectic urban art star compliments of one crazy summer! Retailers: See this month's order form for a special ordering incentive on this title. Advance-solicited; on sale October 1 - 5.25 x 8 - 176 pg, FC, B&W, $9.99 US


BOOKLIST 12/1/08Emiko's summer is one of endless babysitting until a chance encounter brings her to the Factory and its Friday-night performance-artist shows. There, she finds she can transform herself and break out of her geek bubble. This tale of art as both a liberator and a crutch has several elements that are dropped tooquickly, but on the whole it is a good story, anchored by strong, realistic art and characters fleshed out tovarying degrees. Emiko is a compelling presence with a clear voice throughout, and teen readers will bedrawn to her.

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176 pages
Interest Age: From 13


Steve Rolston, Mariko Tamaki
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Publication date

8th October 2008



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