Cat's Cradle

Cat's Cradle

Book 1, The Golden Twine

Book - 2012
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In this steampunk fantasy graphic novel, an orphan girl named Suri, barely earning her keep with a traveling merchant camp, has ambitions of becoming a heroic monster tamer. Suri is convinced monster taming is her destiny, defiantly explaining to those who deride her that she was born in ?the land of monsters? and ?was carried into this valley in the arms of a fire-breathing dragon.' But while Suri may be brave enough to challenge a monster, she still has quite a few lessons to learn about their world. Like how sometimes the most frightening-looking monsters are actually not scary at all up-close, while a normal-looking boy can prove to be terrifying. And sometimes a perfectly ordinary object, like the ball of golden twine Suri finds in the woods, can turn out to contain the most mysterious and powerful magic she could ever imagine!

With a multilayered plot, a range of intriguing characters and a smart protagonist whose sights are set on a seemingly impossible task, this first book from Jo Rioux seamlessly lays out the fantastic world the stories inhabit. The dark and spooky illustrations are infused with an energy that leaps off the page and, along with the story's numerous plot twists and savvy humor, are sure to keep even reluctant readers flying through the pages. Besides its general appeal to readers, this book could be applied to a language arts lesson on the components of genre fiction.
Publisher: Toronto : Kids Can Press, c2012
ISBN: 9781554536375
Branch Call Number: Ju 741.5 RIO
Alternative Title: Golden twine


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Feb 12, 2017

I like this book because it's a little bit scary but it's not as scary as Amulet.

Sep 29, 2016

is there book 2?

Oct 10, 2015

is there book 2?

Sep 22, 2015

I am excited to read the next book. I hope there will be another one soon. This book unfolds an exciting plot and a witty, funny character. Great graphics!

May 11, 2015

An excellent book, has good legends, artistic pictures, everything. I hope the second book will come out soon.

Feb 09, 2015

Is there a 2nd book?

forbesrachel Jul 16, 2013

An exciting adventure begins! The first book shows a lot of potential; the main characters and villains are introduced, the journey is laid out, and a hint of the character growth to come is laid out. Some beautiful colours are used, especially for lighting.


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May 25, 2017

black_penguin_521 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over


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