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Title:
The sound of thunder
Author:
Torres, J., 1969- , author.
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Publication Information:
Toronto : Kids Can Press, [2014]
Physical Description:
98 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Summary:
"Rufus, Penny and their squirrel friend, Sidney, are eager to recapture the magic totem they lost to the ravens in the previous book. But how? With Rufus no longer in possession of his powers, the trio seems destined to fail. Their luck turns, however, when they learn the local legend of Thunderbird. It seems the mighty bird had created the magic totem decades earlier to be used to ward off developers who wanted to destroy the precious Pacific Northwest forest. Developers who were much like the ones cutting down their trees today! Empowered with a newfound purpose to protect the woods, they finally know just what they have to do to save the day -- and the trees!"--Publisher.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
GN 330 Lexile.
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ISBN:
9781894786584

9781894786591
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Book

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This conclusion to the Bigfoot Boy graphic novel trilogy adds a backdrop of Pacific Northwest mythology to the popular story about an ordinary boy who becomes a hero through the power of magic. As the book begins, Rufus, Penny and their squirrel friend, Sidney, are eager to recapture the magic totem they lost to the ravens in the previous book. But how? With Rufus no longer in possession of his powers, the trio seems destined to fail. Their luck turns, however, when they learn the local legend of Thunderbird. It seems the mighty bird had created the magic totem decades earlier to be used to ward off developers who wanted to destroy the precious Pacific Northwest forest. Developers who were much like the ones cutting down their trees today! Empowered with a newfound purpose to protect the woods, they finally know just what they have to do to save the day --- and the trees!



J. Torres has crafted a fast-paced adventure with snappy dialogue, touches of humor and plenty of plot twists. Illustrations by Faith Erin Hicks are energetic and lush, with many panels per page to keep young eyes moving along. This book is an excellent choice to expose reluctant readers to literary devices such as plot and character development, the importance of dialogue and folklore. It could also provide a terrific jumping-off point for discussions about the environment, as well as the concept of civic engagement and making a difference in your community.


Author Notes

J. Torres is an award-winning writer whose other graphic novels include Alison Dare, Jinx, and Power Lunch. J. lives in Whitby, Ontario.

Faith Erin Hicks draws and writes comics in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her works include The War at Ellesmere, Brain Camp, and Friends with Boys.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

All the loose threads tie up in this, the last installment of the Bigfoot Boy series. More trees are being cut down and the save-the-forest demonstrations are heating up as Rufus and Penny head back into the woods to try and reclaim the totem from the tricky ravens. But will they find it in time to stop the bulldozers from razing the forest? Drawing on First Nations mythology to give some heft to the story, Torres and Hicks skillfully deposit nuggets of knowledge throughout, making this entertaining final chapter a fine addition to Common Core reading lists.--Volin, Eva Copyright 2014 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-Rufus is on a mission to find the ravens who stole his totem and with it his power to become Bigfoot Boy, but there are other troublemakers lurking in this final series installment. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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