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The Resource TeenBoat! : the angst of being a teen, the thrill of being a boat!, by Dave Roman and John Green

TeenBoat! : the angst of being a teen, the thrill of being a boat!, by Dave Roman and John Green

Label
TeenBoat! : the angst of being a teen, the thrill of being a boat!
Title
TeenBoat!
Title remainder
the angst of being a teen, the thrill of being a boat!
Title number
1
Title part
The angst of being a teen, the thrill of being a boat!
Statement of responsibility
by Dave Roman and John Green
Title variation
Teen Boat!
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Stories of a boy with the power to transform himself into a small yacht. From breaking out into barnacles to facing pirates and detention, all the challenges of adolescence hit the boy
Member of
Tone
Illustration
Review
  • Gr 7 – 10 — This web comic, now in print and full color, features a teenager who has the ability to transform into a small yacht. The authors play with this concept in the campiest ways possible: the words "Teen Boat" always appear in the same superhero typeface; Teen Boat has a crush on a girl named Nina Pinta Santa Maria, then later finds love with a Venetian gondola. The short chapters contain plenty of action: Teen Boat gets hijacked by pirates, falls in love, and fails his driving exam. The cartoon illustrations are simple, bold, and accessible. Teens who clue in to the comic's self-aware goofiness will enjoy this title.—Lisa Goldstein, Brooklyn Public Library, NY --Lisa Goldstein (Reviewed March 1, 2012) (School Library Journal, vol 58, issue 03, p190)
  • He's a teen... and a boat. This overly ambitious and often downright odd graphic novel introduces the not-too-creatively named Teen Boat. This is a young man for whom the ordinary trials and tribulations of adolescence are amplified by his bizarre nautical alter-ego, which he turns into if he gets any liquid in his ear. In an effort to fit in at his stereotypical high school where the jocks get the hot girls, the punk kids are anarchists and the goth kids moodily mope around, Teen Boat tries to use his transforming abilities to achieve popularity. He lets the in-crowd throw a party on him when he is in his boat form; this, of course, ends disastrously. He tries to get a driver's license, but his jerky driving maneuvers lead to his evaluator's coffee accidentally spilling in his ear, resulting in a calamitous outcome. This is very much a comic for adolescent boys: Humor is often sophomoric, and most of the girls--with the exception of Teen Boat's best friend--are busty caricatures. While some of the jokes will indeed induce a chuckle or two, many are stretched to the point of exhaustion, leaving readers ho-humming rather than haw-hawing. The peculiar concept and campy jokes create a strange blend, sort of Archie meets the Transformers--a puzzling combination, indeed. Puerile and odd, this concept doesn't float. (Graphic fiction. 12-15)(Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2012)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10097703
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roman, Dave
Dewey number
741.5/973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Young Adult
  • 570
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG+
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 10
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
Reading level
3.1
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Green, John
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Teen Boat!
Series volume
0001
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage boys
  • Yachts
  • Teenage boys
  • Yachts
  • Teenage boys
  • Boats and boating
  • High schools
  • Fantasy
  • Cartoons and comics
Target audience
juvenile
Label
TeenBoat! : the angst of being a teen, the thrill of being a boat!, by Dave Roman and John Green
Instantiates
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
Contents
Pier Pressure -- Hijacked -- Floats Alone -- In Love -- Girl vs. Gondola -- Vote Boat -- The Horror of Wet Dreams -- Gets a Job -- Case of the Boat Burglar -- Meets his Match -- Takes the Wheel -- Is this the end of Teen Boat? -- Totally Pirates in Prison
Control code
ocn744294312
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
139 pages
Isbn
9780547636696
Lccn
2011940658
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)744294312
Label
TeenBoat! : the angst of being a teen, the thrill of being a boat!, by Dave Roman and John Green
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
Contents
Pier Pressure -- Hijacked -- Floats Alone -- In Love -- Girl vs. Gondola -- Vote Boat -- The Horror of Wet Dreams -- Gets a Job -- Case of the Boat Burglar -- Meets his Match -- Takes the Wheel -- Is this the end of Teen Boat? -- Totally Pirates in Prison
Control code
ocn744294312
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
139 pages
Isbn
9780547636696
Lccn
2011940658
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)744294312

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