Picture Book Saturday: Augusta Wind

The Deets:
Audience: YA and MG
pages: 124
Publisher: June 25th 2013 by IDW Publishing
ISBN: 9781613776087
Genre: graphic novel
Source: eARC from Netgalley





The Adventures of Augusta Wind

Augusta Webster thought she was an ordinary girl living an ordinary life in an ordinary town. But that was before the Snabbit - half-snake/half-rabbit - arrived to turn Augusta's world upside down and reveal that she's anything but ordinary. A new all-ages fantasy from J.M. DeMatteis, creator of Abadazad, with astonishing art by Vassilis Gogtizilas.







Ok, so this isn't a traditional picture book. It has pictures and it is a book, so....

I had a hard time getting this one to work on my Kindle, so I had to read from the computer. That posed a certain problem since I couldn't get the font to enlarge enough to read with ease. So I was stuck looking at pictures and squinting at words here and there. I could tell it would appeal to fans of Alice in Wonderland. As for the plot, however, I have no idea. The squinting gave me a headache.

Knowing this, you might be wondering why I chose to highlight it as a Picture Book Saturday book. Well, to be honest, it was the illustrations. They were great! The colors were dark and mysterious in some places (they seemed to glow!). The faces on the characters were very detailed. I really enjoyed just looking at the images. So that was enough to make me share it. I think any fan of Alice in Wonderland would enjoy Augusta Wind..


Daughter of Smoke and Bone read-along: Week 3

 Week 3 ! This week we are reading up to page 244, or up to chapter 34 in Daughter of Smoke and Bone.


Here is your mission, should you choose to accept it. (But don't worry, no self-destruct feature here!)

Readers learn that Karou collects languages, often given to her by Brimstone as birthday presents. What might be her motivation in doing so? If you could "collect" a language (or two) what would it be? Why?



For week 4, we will be continuing our reading in Daughter of Smoke and Bone (pg 245-326). I will post the discussion questions next Sunday, so check back then to post! Remember, you get 2 entries in the giveaway for every comment you leave on the blog, plus an additional 1 entry for posting on the Facebook page (LINK HERE). So don't be shy! It doesn't matter when you post either, just as long as it's before we finish the book.

Happy reading!

Links to previous discussion posts:

Discussion question for week 1
Discussion question for week 2


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