City of Light, City of Dark: A Comic Book Novel

3.43 avg rating
( 571 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780590208581: City of Light, City of Dark: A Comic Book Novel
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 



"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Avi's work spans nearly every genre and has received nearly every major prize, including the Newbery Medal for CRISPIN: THE CROSS OF LEAD and Newbery Honors for NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH and THE TRUE CONFESSIONS OF CHARLOTTE DOYLE. Avi lives in Denver, Colorado. You can visit him online at www.avi-writer.com.

From Kirkus Reviews:

Complications abound in a graphic novel related in brief narrative boxes plus dialogue (some of it in both Spanish and English) in hundreds of b&w comic-book frames. Sarah has been told (falsely) that her mother died; Carlos can't understand why an old blind man is so interested in a subway token he's found. The two kids team up and eventually learn the truth: the evil Mr. Underton was blinded by Sarah's mother 11 years ago when he tried to steal the token that's the source of power for the metropolis (N.Y.C.), which will freeze if the token isn't delivered to safekeeping each December 21 by Sarah's mother (and, someday, by Sarah). With neat feats of derring-do but uncharacteristically lumpy plotting and motives (Stubbs hides from his wife for 11 years, fearing she'll hate him--to keep her love, he leaves her?), this isn't quite fish or fowl. Still, robust spirits run appealingly amok until the expected triumph of good. Author (and publisher) get high marks for experimenting with a new genre, though this may not be the book to make it fashionable. A bold venture that will probably entertain the young more than their elders. (Fiction. 10+) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Avi
Published by Scholastic, Inc.
ISBN 10: 0590208586 ISBN 13: 9780590208581
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
InstaShip Books
(Charlotte, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scholastic, Inc. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0590208586 New Book. Purchased from Sale Table at local book retailer(all new books). I have examined all aspects of this volume and find no flaws whatsoever. (Note:Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed. If you are not completely happy, we will refund your money immediately.no questions asked. Books purchased before 11am EST normally shipped same day.). Seller Inventory # G2X04XX0122

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Avi; Brian Floca [Illustrator]
Published by Scholastic, Inc. (1993)
ISBN 10: 0590208586 ISBN 13: 9780590208581
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scholastic, Inc., 1993. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0590208586

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Avi
Published by Scholastic, Inc. (1993)
ISBN 10: 0590208586 ISBN 13: 9780590208581
New Softcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scholastic, Inc., 1993. Condition: New. Brian Floca (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0590208586

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Avi
Published by Scholastic, Inc. (1993)
ISBN 10: 0590208586 ISBN 13: 9780590208581
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scholastic, Inc., 1993. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110590208586

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 36.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Avi
Published by Scholastic, Inc.
ISBN 10: 0590208586 ISBN 13: 9780590208581
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scholastic, Inc. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0590208586 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1967867

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds