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The Resource Chickenhare : the House of Klaus, story and artwork by Chris Grine

Chickenhare : the House of Klaus, story and artwork by Chris Grine

Label
Chickenhare : the House of Klaus
Title
Chickenhare
Title remainder
the House of Klaus
Title number
1
Title part
the House of Klaus
Statement of responsibility
story and artwork by Chris Grine
Title variation
House of Klaus
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
He's a chicken! He's a hare! He's Chickenhare! And he's your new favorite comic book character, whether you know it or not! Night is falling on the frozen landscape as Chickenhare and his turtle friend Abe find themselves on their way to be sold to Klaus--an insane taxidermist with a penchant for unique animals and enough emotional baggage to go on a very long vacation. With the help of two mysterious new companions, our fuzzy, feathered, and amphibious heroes endeavor to escape their dire fate. But they soon discover that might not be so easy when they get caught up in an adventure that could bring Klaus's villainy to an end for good . . . or they all might die. Whatever happens Chickenhare is sure to charm, scare, and delight readers young and old alike!
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Character
Illustration
Review
Gr 6 Up Chickenhare is a hare with the feet and feathers of a chicken, and he and his turtle friend, Abe, are the valuable property of Klaus, a twisted taxidermist who has killed many of the animals in the surrounding area "for home decor purposes." They manage to escape along with two other prisoners and now Buttons, Klaus's beloved, deceased pet goat, wants to help them end his former owner's tyranny. A simple layout with clean lines and conventional paneling make this book suitable for young readers new to comics, but the dark humor is not. It can be quite gruesome: Klaus's house is filled with eerie displays of his taxidermy victims and, at the end of the story, victorious animals eat their human enemies. While the characters are quirky and likable, the story is resolved without much development on their part. Chickenhare owes an influence to Jeff Smith's "Bone" series (Scholastic) but lacks its complexity of plot and character, as well as its emotional depth. A second volume is forthcoming, however, so perhaps there is still room for the story to evolve.Lisa Goldstein, Brooklyn Public Library, NY --Lisa Goldstein (Reviewed March 1, 2007) (School Library Journal, vol 53, issue 3, p237)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
164858
Cataloging source
YEQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grine, Chris
Dewey number
741.5973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
T, for teens
Literary form
comic strips
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Chickenhare
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Taxidermists
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Chickenhare : the House of Klaus, story and artwork by Chris Grine
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
638187
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
156 pages
Isbn
9781593075743
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781593075743
  • (OCoLC)74858963
Label
Chickenhare : the House of Klaus, story and artwork by Chris Grine
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
638187
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
156 pages
Isbn
9781593075743
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781593075743
  • (OCoLC)74858963

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