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 Eowulf : of monsters & middle school (Eowulf)
 Author: Cavallaro, Mike

 Publisher:  First Second (2024)

 Dewey: 741.5
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 221 p., col. ill., 24 cm

 BTSB No: 201086 ISBN: 9781250846440
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Heroes -- Fiction
 Middle school students -- Fiction
 Monsters -- Fiction
 Graphic novels

Price: $13.11

Eowulf Wegmund just had the most amazing summer ever! Now she finds herself back home in her boring New Jersey suburb, where the only monsters are the ones in her D&D game, unless you count her classmate Amadeus Hornburg--the kid everyone loves to hate. But when a mysterious supervillain returns to wreak havoc, Eowulf and Amadeus must join forces. In graphic novel format.

 Illustrator: Yeom, Irene

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (12/15/23)
   School Library Journal (00/04/24)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/01/24)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 04/01/2024 Gr 3–8—Eowulf Wegmund is a middle schooler who enjoys gaming with her friends. She also just happens to be a descendant of Beowulf—yes, that Beowulf. When she's not in school, she trains with her best friend, a magic sword named Roger, to fight monsters that threaten the world. She used to have a much looser definition of fighting monsters until she realized that "if you spend your life hunting creatures because they're different from you…you're the monster." Having spent a summer rescuing unicorns from a pocket dimension and fighting alongside her friend Nico Bravo, she's back in New Jersey playing D&D and trying to make amends with schoolmate Amadeus Hornburg, the student body's punching bag. Right as Eowulf starts getting through to Amadeus, a mysterious monster attacks the town, and the two have to investigate who's really behind the attacks, uncovering family secrets in the process. A fun spin-off of the "Nico Bravo" series, Eowulf stands on its own as an action-packed adventure with witty dialogue and entertaining characters. Cavallaro seamlessly moves the action between fantasy RPG and reality—past and present—giving readers a little bit of everything in this wild tale. VERDICT Graphic novel fans are going to devour Eowulf's first solo adventure, and likely ask for seconds. —Rosemary Kiladitis - Copyright 2024 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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