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James Sturm

James Sturm
(c) James Sturm

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.

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Hocus Focus
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Hocus Focus

Adventures in Cartooning

James Sturm, Andrew Arnold & Alexis Frederick-Frost
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All day long, the Knight peels turnips. This isn’t what she had in mind for her first magic lesson. She wants to make a magic potion, not soup! Things get a lot more exciting when she steals the...

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Ogres Awake!
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Ogres Awake!

Adventures in Cartooning

James Sturm, Andrew Arnold & Alexis Frederick-Frost
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The knight and her horse, Edward, have made a startling discovery: there are three huge ogres asleep at her doorstep! When they wake up, the kingdom is in big trouble! The knight, Edward, and some garden...

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Gryphons Aren't So Great
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Gryphons Aren't So Great

Adventures in Cartooning

James Sturm, Andrew Arnold & Alexis Frederick-Frost
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The Knight's best friend is her horse, Edward. They go everywhere together and do everything together! But when the Knight gets a gryphon, suddenly all she talks about is how awesome her new pet...

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Sleepless Knight
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Sleepless Knight

Adventures in Cartooning

James Sturm, Andrew Arnold & Alexis Frederick-Frost
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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...

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Adventures in Cartooning: Christmas Special
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Adventures in Cartooning: Christmas Special

Adventures in Cartooning

Written & illustrated by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold & Alexis Frederick-Frost
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Christmas is coming! The Magic Cartooning Elf and his friend the Knight help Santa make a Christmas comic. But will kids put away their iPads, smart phones, and video games long enough to read a...

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Adventures in Cartooning Activity Book
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Adventures in Cartooning Activity Book

Adventures in Cartooning

James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost
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The magic cartooning elf is back—along with the Knight, Edward the hungry horse, and a whole new cast of charming characters! And this time, readers can join in the fun—right IN the book!

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Adventures in Cartooning
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Adventures in Cartooning

Adventures in Cartooning

written and illustrated by James Sturm, Alexis Frederick-Frost, and Andrew Arnold
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In this action-packed cartooning adventure, kids will have as much fun making comics as reading them! Once upon a time . . . a princess tried to make a comic. And with the help of a magical...

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