On the Odd Hours (Louvre Collection) by Eric Liberge
(ComicsLit April 2010 / $14.95) - Product Description: The highly successful series of graphic novels co-published with the Louvre museum in Paris ("Glacial Period", "Museum Vaults") continues with its next outstanding graphic novel. This time, the author invites us on a guided tour of the museum… by night… when the works of art come alive. Our guide: a deaf night watchman who somehow manages to communicate with the souls of those ethereal and timeless works of art. A visual tour de force with a strong edge of the frighteningly fantastic. (see review)
Foiled by Jane Yolen
(First Second 13 April 2010 / $15.99) - Product Description: A quirky, fast-paced urban fantasy by esteemed author Jane Yolen.
Aliera Carstairs just doesn't fit in. She's always front and center at the fencing studio, but at school she's invisible. And she's fine with that . . . until Avery Castle walks into her first period biology class. Avery may seem perfect now, but will he end up becoming her Prince Charming or just a toad? (see review)
Prime Baby by Gene Luen Yang
(First Second 13 April 2010 / $6.99) - Product Description: From the pages of the New York Times and the pen of Printz Award winner Gene Luen Yang comes a tale of math, aliens, and new siblings.
Thaddeus doesn't like his new sister (she's not that smart— and she gets all the attention). He likes her even less when he discovers that she's an inter-dimensional conduit for peace-loving aliens (who are totally lame—all they want to do is knit socks for the homeless and have sing-a-longs!). But what's even worse is that no one will believe him about any of this! How is he ever going manage to grow up to become the President of Earth?
First serialized in the New York Times Magazine, Prime Baby is a laugh-out-loud look at sibling rivalry. (Source: First Second)
Prince of Persia by Created by Jordan Mechner; Written by A.B. Sina
(First Second 27 April 2010 / $7.99) - Product Description: Journey deeper into the legend—an epic adventure steeped in ancient Persian lore—the tale of a prince from a distant land outside of time.
The huge Disney movie adaptation of The Prince of Persia— helmed by Jerry Bruckheimer and starring Jake GyllenhaalÂ—is sure to make many new fans for the swashbuckling Prince. For all of them, First Second offers a new edition of our graphic novel tale of the Prince of Persia, which Booklist describes (in a starred review) as "a book that's even better with repeat readings." Here is the story behind the games, the legend, and the man—a tale of magic and destiny. (Source: First Second)
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