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Adventures in Cartooning

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Hocus Focus
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Hocus Focus

Adventures in Cartooning
James Sturm, Andrew Arnold & Alexis Frederick-Frost
First Second

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
First Second

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
First Second

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
First Second

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: Characters in Action
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Adventures in Cartooning: Characters in Action

Adventures in Cartooning
James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost
First Second

The Knight, Edward the chubby horse, and of course the Magic Cartooning Elf are back for more fun, but this time they're sharing the stage with a host of new characters.

In Adventures in...

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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
First Second

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
First Second

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
First Second

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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About the author

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.

(c) James Sturm

Alexis Frederick-Frost

Alexis Frederick-Frost is co-author and illustrator of the critically acclaimed Adventures in Cartooning series of graphic novels and picture books. A combination how-to book and exciting adventure story, Adventures in Cartooning: how to turn your doodles into comics, was one of Booklist’s Top Ten Graphic Novel of 2010 and has encourage hundreds of young artists to create their own comics. He also wrote and illustrated the monthly comic Kit and Clay for The Phoenix Magazine in the United Kingdom and has contributed to a variety of publications online and in print. A graduate from the inaugural class of the Center for Cartoon Studies, Alexis lives with his wife in Maryland.

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Andrew Arnold

Andrew Arnold is one of the co-authors of the Adventures in Cartooning series and moonlights [during the day] as a book designer for a children’s book publisher. His work has appeared in several publications, including Nickelodeon Magazine, Cambridge University Press, and Roaring Brook Press. Originally from Houston, TX, Andrew currently lives in New York City.

(c) Andrew Arnold