The Year of the Beasts

Cecil Castellucci, illustrated by Nate Powell

Roaring Brook Press

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Every summer the trucks roll in, bringing the carnival and its infinite possibilities to town. This year Tessa and her younger sister Lulu are un-chaperoned and want to be first in line to experience the rides, the food . . . and the boys. Except this summer, jealousy will invade their relationship for the first time, setting in motion a course of events that can only end in tragedy, putting everyone's love and friendship to the test.

 
Alternating chapters of prose and comics are interwoven in this extraordinary novel that will break your heart and crack it wide open at the same time.

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They rolled into town in the middle of the day: large covered wagons and flatbed trucks hauling disassembled rides that looked like futuristic dinosaur bones. They settled over by the highway, by the river, near the empty muddy brown field and planted themselves. Two days later, sawdust, lights, and swinging rides that screamed against the sky sprouted.
It didn’t matter where you were when the carnival arrived, everyone heard it beckon. The air filled with a music that lulled each person to a dreamy calm and seemed to come from a time when life was

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“…a poignant and entertaining mixture of storytelling and nightmare.”--VOYA

 

“…sophisticated readers will eat this….right up.”--Kirkus


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Cecil Castellucci, illustrated by Nate Powell

Cecil Castellucci is the two-time MacDowell Colony fellow and award winning author of five books for young adults including Boy Proof (Candlewick, 2005), The Plain Janes (Minx/DC Comics, 2007), and Beige (Candlewick, 2007). This year she also accepted a position as YA and children’s books editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books, a newly launched online magazine. Cecil Castellucci's books have been on the American Library Association's (ALA's) BBYA, Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, Great Graphic Novels for Teens lists, as well as the NYPL Books for the Teen Age and the Amelia Bloomer list. Born in New York City, Cecil lives in Los Angeles.

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The Year of the Beasts
Cecil Castellucci, illustrated by Nate Powell

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Roaring Brook Press
May 2012
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781596438255
ISBN10: 1596438258
Young Adult Fiction192 pages, alternate b/w comic art chapters
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up
$9.99

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Roaring Brook Press
May 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781596436862
ISBN10: 1596436867
Young Adult Fiction
6 x 9 inches, 192 pages, alternate b/w comic art chapters
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up
$16.99
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