[]
[]
The catalog is currently experiencing some technical issues. In the meantime, you can access the old catalog here. We appreciate your patience while we work to resolve these issues.
Need Help Logging In? Your password is "patron" unless you changed it in our former catalog; please create a new password once you have created an account. Call Reference at 847-272-4873 if you need assistance, or email us.  Is the item you want on the shelf? Call us at 847-272-6224 to have it set aside for you instead of placing a hold!

I Kill Giants

Kelly, Joe (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
I Kill Giants
Print

Item Details

Fifth grader Barbara Thorson has a sharp tongue, no friends, and says she is a giant killer. It is her way of dealing with the problems in her life, particularly her mother's terminal cancer, but her insistence that the giants are coming threatens the relationships she has wanted for so long. Includes an illustration gallery and a look at the creation of the comic.
Authors: Kelly, Joe, 1971-
Title: I kill giants
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, [2010]
Edition: Titan ed.
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,chiefly ill. ;,29 cm.
Notes: At head of title: Man of Action Studios and Image Comics present.
"Originally published in single magazine form as I kill giants #1-7"--P. facing t.p.
Summary: Fifth grader Barbara Thorson has a sharp tongue, no friends, and says she is a giant killer. It is her way of dealing with the problems in her life, particularly her mother's terminal cancer, but her insistence that the giants are coming threatens the relationships she has wanted for so long. Includes an illustration gallery and a look at the creation of the comic.
Additional Contributors: Niimura, JM Ken
ISBN: 9781607061724
1607061724
Statement of Responsibility: written by Joe Kelly ; art & design by JM Ken Niimura
Subject Headings: Giants Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre/Form: Graphic novels.
Topical Term: Giants
MARC Display»

Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

Jul 12, 2014
  • rebekahgordon1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Oh god, this book. I have to say, for the first couple of issues I wasn't really feeling it. It's sort of strange and even a little off-putting at first. But by the end, I was literally crying, in public, on the subway, and didn't even care who saw me. No spoilers, but the last third of this book is gorgeous and heartbreaking. A must-read.

Jul 09, 2014
  • briannek7 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Such an awesome book. Really interesting story, with some great artwork (Who says you need color to draw epic spreads?). One of my favorite graphic novels, and I've read a ton!

Jul 21, 2012
  • FredMassin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Guys!I didn't finish this one yet but I can already say this: it's marvelous mind-blowing story! The graphic style will of course remind the manga style, I though myself a lot to Infinite Kung Fu [McLeod, Kagan] But the stunning use of black and white is unique. Just open this book and let yourself be sucked in it.

Mar 19, 2012
  • metalsox rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Sweet but really kinda sad.

Jan 25, 2012
  • SaphireBlue rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

great book but i didn't understand why she was a bunny...

Nov 11, 2011
  • PrimaGigi rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I have fallen in love with Barbara Thorson. A smart-alecky fifth-grader who loves Dungeons and dragons ...moreI'm only onto the second chapter of the book and have fallen in love with Barbara Thorson. A smart-alecky fifth-grader who loves Dungeons and dragons and already has a career killing giants. She doesn't care about boys and is apathetic to the people surrounding her. Where has this graphic novel been all my life? It's engaging smart and funny.

Feb 18, 2010
  • quagga rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Barbara Thorson is not a typical Grade 5 student. She is tougher than Emily Strange and cares nothing about schoolwork, boys, dating, clothes - or anything that distracts her from her task, which is to be prepared to kill giants. She is fearless when faced with school bullies; her enemy is much greater than that. Over time, Barbara learns that she doesn't have to be alone in her struggles and that it is okay to accept help with life's demons. Ken Niimura's black and white inkwash art is a good pair with Joe Kelly's text. The atmosphere is of looming menace. At times, it isn't easy to discern what is happening - which is a reflection of the troubled workings in Barbara's mind. Grade 7 to adult.

Age

Add Age Suitability

Nov 20, 2011
  • PrimaGigi rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

PrimaGigi thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Videos

Add a Video

There are no videos for this title yet.

Find it at NPL

  Loading...

Powered by BiblioCommons.
Version old_java (old_java) Last updated 2014/08/18 13:52