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The Resource About Betty's boob, written by Vero Cazot ; illustrated by Julie Rocheleau ; translated by Edward Gauvin

About Betty's boob, written by Vero Cazot ; illustrated by Julie Rocheleau ; translated by Edward Gauvin

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About Betty's boob
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About Betty's boob
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written by Vero Cazot ; illustrated by Julie Rocheleau ; translated by Edward Gauvin
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About Bettys boob
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"She lost her left breast, her job, and her guy. She does not know it yet, but this is the best day of her life. An inspiring and surprisingly comedic tale of loss and acceptance told largely through silent sequential narrative"--Back cover
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Review
  • When vivacious young Betty loses her left breast to a mastectomy, her squeamish boyfriend and her job disappear right along with it. Sad and angry but holding fast to her dignity, she literally follows the wind (it stole her wig, after all) until it delivers her to a burlesque troupe whose loyal camaraderie and unconventional lifestyle help replace what she has lost. By discovering a love of performance and taking a kind, new lover, Betty embraces her changed body and finds an unexpected path to fulfillment and happiness. Vibrant, funny, and wonderfully expressive, this wordless graphic novel is an absolute delight. A full cast of charming and unexpected characters speaks volumes through lively facial expressions and energetic body language, creating an economical yet rich and nuanced reading experience. The detailed panels, drawn with balanced humor and rendered in pen and ink with wide swaths of reds and pinks, beg to be savored. While not without melancholy, this inspiring tale of loss and love practically bursts with humor and a distinct joie de vivre. -- Summer Hayes (Reviewed 9/15/2018) (Booklist, vol 115, number 2, p45)
  • In this joyous paean to resilience, a breast cancer diagnosis devastates then subsequently enlivens one woman’s life. After a mastectomy, Betty loses her job, her love, and her self-esteem. But when she chases her windblown wig onto a cruise ship, she discovers the world of burlesque—and in it, a bright and beautiful way forward. Betty becomes Betty Boob, a defiantly one-breasted chanteuse whose setbacks become her greatest strength. Rocheleau’s illustrations turn each page into a raucous, exultant ode to the art of cartooning: Betty’s electric grins and the spangled backstage come alive with textural detail and deep, jewel-toned colors, and the motion of everything from Betty’s performances to her encounter with a handsome entertainer nearly leaps off the page. Though certain elements border on the saccharine (the burlesque troupe is at times a bit too quirky) the tale’s adherence to the reality of sickness and loss keeps it grounded. Betty’s story is a charmed one, but not quite a fairy tale. Rather, it is a celebration of change, fortitude, and the healing power of art. (June) --Staff (Reviewed 06/11/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 24, p)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10687917
Cataloging source
YDX
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Cazot, Vero
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rocheleau, Julie
  • Gauvin, Edward
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True
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  • Mastectomy
  • Breast
  • Body image in women
  • Burlesque (Theater)
  • Breast
Target audience
adult
Label
About Betty's boob, written by Vero Cazot ; illustrated by Julie Rocheleau ; translated by Edward Gauvin
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Publication
Note
Originally published in France by Casterman ©2017 as: Betty boob
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn993698323
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781684151646
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)993698323
Label
About Betty's boob, written by Vero Cazot ; illustrated by Julie Rocheleau ; translated by Edward Gauvin
Publication
Note
Originally published in France by Casterman ©2017 as: Betty boob
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn993698323
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781684151646
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)993698323

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