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Gryphons Aren't So Great

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 is. Edward can't help it—he's jealous! But the gryphon turns out to be more of a peril than a pet, and it's Edward who comes to the rescue in the end. It turns out that gryphons aren't so great...but Edward sure is!

The second of four adorable picture books from the creators of Adventures in Cartooning, Gryphons Aren't so Great is a sweet and accessible story in the Adventures in Cartooning universe.

Praise for Gryphons Aren't So Great

"This lively frolic is sure to please young readers." —Kirkus Reviews

"The memorable tale will be enjoyed by a wide range of readers time and again." —School Library Journal

"Beginning readers new to comics can enjoy the simply drawn, colorful panels and the madcap antics, while parents and teachers can appreciate this story of friendship and loyalty." —Booklist

Reviews from Goodreads

James Sturm, Andrew Arnold & Alexis Frederick-Frost

James Sturm is a cartoonist and educator whose books include The Golem's Mighty Swing, Market Day, and Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow. He is the co-founder of The Seattle alternative newspaper The Stranger and The Center for Cartoon Studies, an MFA degree granting college in White River Junction where he currently serves as the school's director.

Alexis Frederick-Frost is a co-author and illustrator of the Adventures in Cartooning series of graphic novels. Alexis's illustrations have appeared in a variety of publications by Nickelodeon Magazine, First Second Books, and others. Alexis currently lives with his wife in Maryland.

Andrew Arnold is one of the co-authors of the Adventures in Cartooning series. His work has appeared in several publications, including Nickelodeon Magazine and Cambridge University Press. Originally from Houston, Texas, Andrew currently lives in New York City.

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(c) James Sturm

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