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The Resource Hotel dare, created & written by Terry Blas ; illustrated by Claudia Aguirre ; letters by Mike Fiorentino

Hotel dare, created & written by Terry Blas ; illustrated by Claudia Aguirre ; letters by Mike Fiorentino

Label
Hotel dare
Title
Hotel dare
Statement of responsibility
created & written by Terry Blas ; illustrated by Claudia Aguirre ; letters by Mike Fiorentino
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Olive and her adopted siblings, Darwin and Charlotte, are spending the summer with their estranged grandma at her creepy hotel and it's all work and no play. They're stuck inside doing boring chores but they soon stumble upon an incredible secret... The simple turn of a knob transports them to a distant magical world filled with space pirates. Behind the next door are bearded wizards. Down the hall is a doorway to a cotton-candied kingdom. But once the doors are opened, worlds start colliding, and only one family can save them before they tear themselves apart."--Back cover
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Review
Grades 5-8 Charlotte, Darwin, and their recently adopted sister, Olive, are spending the summer with their grandmother, Mamá Lupe, and helping her fix up her tumbledown hotel in Mexico. While sneaking around her office, they find a strange artifact that opens glowing magenta doorways to other worlds. Gradually, the three siblings realize that Mamá Lupe knows far more about the portals and the artifacts than they originally thought, and their family history, including some unspoken tensions between their father and grandmother, is inextricably tied to the hotel and its interdimensional doorways. Blas and Aguirre build a lush, dynamic fantasy world that playfully spoofs classic adventure tropes and provides plenty of opportunities for tense action. Olive, Charlotte, and Darwin are refreshingly varied in body shape and skin tone, and they have compelling backstories, though these occasionally get swallowed by the fast-paced revealing of secrets and high-stakes action. Aguirre’s cinematic page layouts and artwork, featuring exaggerated figure designs, a lush palette of saturated jewel tones, and plenty of luminescent lens flare, perfectly match the fantasy-adventure atmosphere. -- Sarah Hunter (Reviewed 5/15/2019) (Booklist, vol 115, number 18, p40)
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10782606
Cataloging source
YDX
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Blas, Terry
Dewey number
741.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
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Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 8
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Aguirre, Claudia.
  • Fiorentino, Mike.
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True
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  • Brothers and sisters
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Hotels
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Hotels
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Hotels
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Hotel dare, created & written by Terry Blas ; illustrated by Claudia Aguirre ; letters by Mike Fiorentino
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Publication
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
on1049789482
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781684152056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1049789482
Label
Hotel dare, created & written by Terry Blas ; illustrated by Claudia Aguirre ; letters by Mike Fiorentino
Publication
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
on1049789482
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781684152056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1049789482

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