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
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.
About 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