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Graphic Novel Review: Lint Boy by Aileen Leijten

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Title: Lint Boy

Author: Aileen Leijten

Publisher: Clarion Books

Publication Date: June 27th 2017

Genre: Middle Grade, graphic Novel, Adventure

Format: Review e-copy

My Rating: 4/5 stars

 

 

Blurb:

Lint Boy and Lint Bear live in their cozy dryer home, carefree and happy—until the day Lint Bear is snatched away by a cruel woman with a vendetta against dolls!
Can Lint Boy unite a group of lost dolls to vanquish the villain and save his brother?
This magical story is showcased in the stunning full-color art of this young graphic novel.
A gently gothic, age-appropriate blend of Roald Dahl and Tim Burton, Lint
Boy is a compelling tale of good vs. evil that will leave readers spellbound.
My Review:
LINT BOY is an oddball! The illustrations and the story are astonishingly bizarre; as well as, remarkably peculiar.
Think of Courage the cowedly dog meets Neil Gaiman meets Tim Burton.

If you are looking for a witty yet simple,weird and dark, yet age appropriate, then look no further.

I received an eARC of Lint Boy from the publisher, in exchange of my honest review.

2535075.jpgAbout the Author:

Aileen Leijten, born in Belgium, holds an MFA in Experimental Animation from CalArts.

She worked as an Animator and Art Director on projects for Hanna Barbera, Sony Studio’s, Digital Domain, Mattel Media, Walt Disney Imagineering, etc.

Her art films, were nominated at a number of film festivals and she won a grant to work on a project for the Starbright Foundation, Stephen Spielberg’s non-profit Organization.

After illustrating her first picture book in 2004, Leijten and her husband, John Rocco, moved to NYC to make a career transition to writing and illustrating Children’s Books. While there, Leijten wrote and Illustrated 2 more picture books, had a daughter, and started creating sculpted figurines based on her illustrations.

They returned to Los Angeles 8 years later and continued their book work from there. Leijten just completed Lint Boy, a graphic novel for ages 9 to 12, and up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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