Bound To Stay Bound

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 Author: Petreca, Guilherme

 Publisher:  Top Shelf productions (2019)

 Dewey: 741.5
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 172 p., ill. (chiefly col.), 24 cm

 BTSB No: 712731 ISBN: 9781603094405
 Ages: 10-14 Grades: 5-9

 Blessing and cursing -- Fiction
 Speech disorders -- Fiction
 Quests (Expeditions) -- Fiction
 Graphic novels

Price: $23.48

Ye is a curious young man, named after the only sound he knows how to make. His voice must have been stolen by the Colorless King, the source of all the world's sorrows. Now, Ye has no choice but to embark on a long voyage over land and sea, past grizzled pirates, a drunken clown, and more, to find the famous witch who can help him defeat the Colorless King. In graphic novel format.

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 06/28/2019 Gr 5–8-This stunning graphic novel introduces a world where sickness or anger is said to be caused by the Colorless King. Ye, a young man who can say nothing but the syllable "Ye," one day finds himself even more marked by the Colorless King. As he goes through an epic quest to find the king and remove his mark, he meets pirates, clowns, witches, and more. The text is spare, but the dialogue and Ye's narration are effective. The bulk of the story is told through the evocative artwork, which won Petreca awards in his native Brazil. While this may appear to be a simple story for younger children, the layers of meaning and subtleties make it a rich feast for older readers. The inclusion of some violence also makes this more appropriate for older readers. VERDICT A memorable and unique graphic novel about finding yourself and taking charge of your fears; a first purchase for most library collections.-Elizabeth Nicolai, Anchorage Public Library, AK - Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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