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Children's Fiction Action & Adventure

How to Spot a Sasquatch

by (author) J. Torres

illustrated by Aurélie Grand

Publisher
Owlkids Books Inc.
Initial publish date
May 2018
Category
Action & Adventure, Camping & Outdoor Activities, Humorous, Fairy Tales, Folklore, Legends & Mythology
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781771472777
    Publish Date
    May 2018
    List Price
    $17.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781771475273
    Publish Date
    Mar 2022
    List Price
    $11.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5

Description

An action-packed graphic novel that shows no friendship is impossible

On a camping trip with the Junior Rangers, Jay feels like the odd one out. He’s determined to get a photo of Bigfoot—but none of his friends believe Bigfoot exists. But if there’s no such thing as Bigfoot, why is there a giant footprint? And who is stealing all the snacks?
Meanwhile, Sass the Sasquatch and her curious forest friends are playing practical jokes on the campers. On the last day of camp, disaster strikes when Jay falls into a rushing river. Sass comes out of the woodwork—despite her parents’ warnings to stay away from humans!—just in time to save his life. Soon after, Jay and Sass become fast friends, proving that nothing is impossible when it comes to friendship.
Told in ten short chapters, this is an accessible book with an action-packed story line perfect for building early literacy skills, with sequential illustrations that provide contextual clues to the text.

 

About the authors

 

JOSEPH TORRES est un auteur de bandes dessinées philippino-canadien. Il a notamment écrit les livres de la série Alison Dare, mise en nomination pour le prix Eisner, ainsi que ceux de la série Bigfoot Boy. Lauréat du prix Joe Shuster en tant qu’« écrivain exceptionnel », Joseph Torres a travaillé sur une foule de bandes dessinées, dont Avatar, Batman, Les Simpsons, WALL-E, Wonder Woman et X-Men. Joseph Torres est né à Manille et a grandi à Montréal, où il a fréquenté l’Université McGill. Il vit avec sa famille en banlieue de Toronto, en Ontario.

 

J. TORRES is a Canadian comic book writer. He is perhaps best known for his run on DC Comics' Teen Titans Go, the Eisner-nominated Alison Dare, and the Junior Library Guild/TD Summer Reading Club title Bigfoot Boy. Winner of the Shuster Award for "Outstanding Writer," Torres has worked with characters from A (Archies) to Z (The Mighty Zodiac) and many more in between (Avatar, Batman, Ninja Scroll, Simpsons, WALL-E, Wonder Woman, Yo Gabba Gabba, and X-Men, to name a few).

 

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AURÉLIE GRAND graduated from Capilano University in British Columbia in 2009, and since then has been living an illustrator's life like a Jacques Demy movie: musical, colorful and dramatic. She likes to draw goofy animals, a wide range of facial and body expressions (some that don't even exist), and illustrate wordplays. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.

Aurélie Grand's profile page

Awards

  • Unknown, A Junior Library Guild Selection
  • Unknown, Little Maverick Graphic Novels 2019 reading list

Editorial Reviews

"With bite-size chapters and an entertaining plot, this is tailor-made for kids just starting to get comfortable with graphic novels."

Booklist

"Hand this goofy bigfoot to young readers eager to get their starts in graphic novels."

Kirkus Reviews

"How to Spot a Sasquatch is a funny story with good illustrations, and it is a book that school-aged children will enjoy reading on their own."

 

Canadian Review of Materials

“This title would be an excellent addition to any elementary library’s graphic novel collection.”

School Library Connection

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