Space Dumplins

Space Dumplins

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Craig Thompson's debut for young readers is out of this world!

For Violet Marlocke, family is the most important thing in the whole galaxy. So when her father goes missing while on a hazardous job, she can't just sit around and do nothing. To get him back, Violet throws caution to the stars and sets out with a group of misfit friends on a quest to find him. But space is big and dangerous, and she soon discovers that her dad has been swallowed by a giant, planet-eating whale. With her father's life on the line, nothing is going to stop Violet from trying to rescue him and keep her family together.

Visionary graphic novel creator Craig Thompson brings all of his wit, warmth, and humor to create a brilliantly drawn story for all ages. Set in a distant yet familiar future, Space Dumplins weaves themes of family, friendship, and loyalty into a grand space adventure filled with quirky aliens, awesome spaceships, and sharp commentary on our environmentally challenged world.

ISBN: 9780545565431
Branch Call Number: J FIC Thomp
Characteristics: rda
310 pages : colour illustrations
Additional Contributors: Stewart, Dave


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JCLChrisK Apr 11, 2017

An appealing story that nicely balances humor, drama, action, and social commentary. The visuals approach busy without quite getting there, with much to appreciate in the details. The universe created is unique, combining an oddball mix of influences. Young readers should enjoy the fun, kid-empowered story, with the potential to experience fascinating deeper layers with additional readings and rumination.

TSCPL_LissaS Jun 22, 2016

It takes a VERY special book to make a parent be willing to repeatedly read about "toxic whale diarrhea" with their school-aged children.

Space Dumplins is that book.

The characters include a strong daughter, strong mom, and strong dad, each with different strengths. With strong friends, Violet is persistent when the family is separated by circumstances.

This book is hilarious and adventurous but also doesn't shy away from issues including environmental, ethical, social class, education equity, (alien) races, industrial, and emotional. In my household, we were left with plenty to talk about besides the scatological.
Highly recommended!

Chapel_Hill_KarinM Aug 31, 2015

Spunky space mechanic heroine goes searching for her missing lumberjack/space-whale-poop-harvester dad with the aid of her 2 besties: an alien and a genetically enhanced chicken. Thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining.

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Mar 19, 2017

black_penguin_521 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Sep 14, 2015

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