Monday, November 2, 2009

Graphic Novel Monday: Glister 1: Glister and The Haunted Teapot, by Andi Watson


Glister volume 1 : Glister and the Haunted Teapot, by Andi Watson. Published August 2007 by Image Comics. Paperback.

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In this all-ages comic by artist/writer Andi Watson young Glister Butterworth finds a teapot haunted by the spirit of a deceased writer who wants her to help him complete his last novel. Fearing that this task will take the rest of her natural life, Glister goes on a quest to rid herself of the troublesome crockery- but she finds something quite delightful instead, something that she doesn't quite expect.

The first in a three-part series, Glister is characterized by simple, fun black and white artwork, a charming old-English setting and a simple story perfect for anyone looking for a sweet, light read. Glister would be a particularly good choice for girls, what with the plucky, initiative-taking heroine and the surprise at the end. It's clean as a whistle and fine for kids of all ages. I'm finding myself becoming a fan of Watson's, whose grown-up book Paris I've also reviewed. He writes about girls and women with empathy and a nice light touch. It's a great one to borrow from your local library (or buy) and share with your little one.

Rating: BUY

FTC Disclosure: I did not receive this book for review from the publisher.

8 comments:

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

thanks for this. it was part of your read-a-thon list huh?

An Anonymous Child said...

This sounds quite cute. In fact, incredibly cute. Hard to resist that, no?

Marie said...

Nana, yes :-)
Anonymous, yes, hard to resist :-)

rhapsodyinbooks said...

This does look very cute, but the name reminds me of the book I read last year "The Glister" (for which, you may recall, you gave a much better one-word review than I after reading my review, viz: "oy"). I hope no one else is put off by the totally unrelated association of the title!

bermudaonion said...

If the cover's any indication, the art in this one is great! Sounds like a lot of fun.

jewwishes said...

This sounds fantastic.

Tea said...

I love it! The Haunted Teapot sounds so cute.

Zibilee said...

This looks like a great graphic novel for both my daughter and myself. I am really glad that you liked it. The story looks really interesting so I am going to put it on my wish list.