Jo Rioux (illustrator of M. T. Anderson's highly acclaimed The Daughters of Ys) makes her debut as a writer-illustrator in this fantasy-adventure graphic novel trilogy!
Suri loves monsters—studying their lore, telling stories about them (for a fee), and—she hopes—one day taming them. Unfortunately, no one takes an orphan street-urchin who travels with a merchant camp very seriously. But Suri’s self-confidence, cleverness, and ambition serve her well when a mysterious new wagon joins her camp—holding something very big, very loud, and very monstrous.
And that’s before Suri runs afoul of a treacherous family with its own beastly secret—and a prince hunting the greatest monster of all.
In The News
"Jo has created a vibrant world full of magic and danger and cherry doughnuts. It’s a world I’d like to live in, even with the monsters.” —Ben Hatke, author of Zita the Spacegirl and Mighty Jack
"At times vividly hair-raising, the book never overwhelms the reader, making it a worthy entry in the too-small category of scary fun for middle grade readers... Thanks to Rioux’s crackerjack pace and dramatic panel composition, The Golden Twine is hard to put down."—New York Times
"Cat’s Cradle: The Golden Twine is a brilliantly crafted adventure brimming with lively, lovable characters and
intriguing mysteries that beg to be unraveled." —Matt Rockefeller, artist on the 5 Worlds series
"A captivating series start that will have readers clamoring for more."—Kirkus