Kin (Good Neighbors #1) (The Good Neighbors #1) (Hardcover)

Kin (Good Neighbors #1) (The Good Neighbors #1) By Holly Black, Mr. Ted Naifeh (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Holly Black, Mr. Ted Naifeh (Illustrator)
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This is book number 1 in the The Good Neighbors series.

Winter 2009 Kids' List


“The story centers on Rue, a troubled teen, whose mother has recently disappeared and whose father has been acting strangely ever since. And, if this isn't enough, Rue starts to see weird beings, with horns and wings and animal heads -- the faerie world. This is a fabulous start to a new series, and the book's drawings are startling images of a world where nothing is quite what it seems.”
— Angela Mann, Kepler's Books & Magazine, Menlo Park, CA

Description


From the amazing imagination of bestselling author Holly Black, a mysterious and wonderful teen graphic novel masterpiece.

Rue Silver's mother has disappeared . . . and her father has been arrested, suspected of killing her. But it's not as straightforward as that. Because Rue is a faerie, like her mother was. And her father didn't kill her mother -- instead, he broke a promise to Rue's faerie king grandfather, which caused Rue's mother to be flung back to the faerie world. Now Rue must go to save her -- and must also defeat a dark faerie that threatens our very mortal world.

About the Author


Holly Black is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi) and the Newbery Honor-winning novel Doll Bones. Her other books include The Good Neighbors graphic novels, and the novels The Darkest Part of the Forest, Tithe, Valiant, and Ironside. With Cassandra Clare she is the author of the Magisterium series, a New York Times bestseller. She currently lives in the realm of Western Massachusetts.



Ted Naifeh is the author and illustrator of many acclaimed graphic novels, including Polly and the Pirates, Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things, and Courtney Crumrin Tales: Portrait of the Warlock as a Young Man. He has also illustrated the popular Death Jr. and Gloomcookie series.

Praise For…


Praise for The Good Neighbors

"Black does a wonderful job of weaving an alien faerie world through Rue's urban landscape, and Naifeh's art, rich with shadows, is expressive and angular and pulls the reader into the story."-Booklist"Searing and exceptionally well-written." -The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"[Black] skillfully blends the mystical elements with a murder mystery, family drama, and a bit of ever-popular teen angst. Black also does not shy away from the darker aspects of faerie legend, which gives the story a nicely unsettling aspect at all times."-www.BrokenFrontier.com

"Ted's knack for misfit characters with a dose of humor is a perfect fit with Holly's vision of the faerie world. And I don't throw words like 'perfect' around lightly."-www.The-Trades.com



Praise for The Good Neighbors

"Black does a wonderful job of weaving an alien faerie world through Rue's urban landscape, and Naifeh's art, rich with shadows, is expressive and angular and pulls the reader into the story."-Booklist"Searing and exceptionally well-written." -The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"[Black] skillfully blends the mystical elements with a murder mystery, family drama, and a bit of ever-popular teen angst. Black also does not shy away from the darker aspects of faerie legend, which gives the story a nicely unsettling aspect at all times."-www.BrokenFrontier.com

"Ted's knack for misfit characters with a dose of humor is a perfect fit with Holly's vision of the faerie world. And I don't throw words like 'perfect' around lightly."-www.The-Trades.com



Product Details
ISBN: 9780439855624
ISBN-10: 0439855624
Publisher: Graphix
Publication Date: October 1st, 2008
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: The Good Neighbors