Friday, October 06, 2006

A Young Young Critics' Club Pick

The Road to Inconceivable, by J.M. DeMatteis *Click here to request this book* Abadazad Series Book 1: The Road to Inconceivable, by J. M. DeMatteis, with illustrations by Mike Ploog

When the first three issues of J. M. DeMatteis and Mike Ploog’s Abadazad hit the comic-book stores two years ago, they found an immediate-- and passionate-- audience. No one could resist the heart-tugging story of Kate and her brother Matt, lost in the world of Abadazad, or the comics' stunning artwork. Now Abadazad is a book series-- and, true to its origins, it’s an original: it takes place in three distinct worlds; it cuts between nineteenth-century storytelling and a contemporary girl’s diary; it features comic-book panels, "antique" illustrations, and spot art-- and all the while, it seamlessly keeps you turning page after page.

Click here to watch Emily H., of the Y2C2, talk about the first Abadazad book in a short video clip. [The video is in .WMV format, which is playable with Windows Media Player.]


Anonymous said...


Cornelia Somerset

Anonymous said...

I thought Abadazad was an ok book, but that doesn't mean you should not read it! It just wasn't really my style because I prefer fiction over fantasy.

Jackie B. (aka Your Bookwormness)