James Kochalka, the first Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont, has been hailed by School Library Journal for creating ''Just the right blend of sarcasm, silliness, and action to appeal to both child readers and to adults reading with their kids.'' Now, his two uproarious series collide, as ''the best little ghost in the world'' teams up with everyone's favorite robot-kitty-warrior to take on a terrifying Ice Dragon! When JOHNNY BOO meets DRAGON PUNCHER, the result is an explosion of adventure and fun.
Johnny Gruelle. his mouth and he had no sooner done this than Mr. Doodle, who
was as much surprised as the Dragon, lost his balance and fell right into the Dragon's mouth. “Hm!” the Dragon said. “The great fight is over!” “I'm glad that
Author: Johnny Gruelle
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Category: Juvenile Fiction
'Raggedy Ann and the Paper Dragon' is written and illustrated by Johnny Gruelle. Gruelle (1880 - 1930), was an American artist and political cartoonist, as well as a children's book illustrator and author. The books of 'The Raggedy Ann Series' all feature their central protagonist, with red yarn for hair and a triangle nose - charting her considerable adventures. Gruelle created Raggedy Ann for his daughter, Marcella, when she brought him an old hand-made rag doll. He drew a face on it, and from his bookshelf, pulled a book of poems by James Whitcomb Riley, combining the names of two poems, 'The Raggedy Man' and 'Little Orphant Annie.' From this moment on, the much-loved children's series went from strength to strength. Sought after by collectors, this re-printed edition showcases Gruelle's original text, further enhanced by his wonderful colour drawings, in order that the two may be fully appreciated by young and old alike.
said Johnny. “Then I'm not going to tell you why I'm trying to get this dragon to eat
me!” “You're not trying to get the dragon to eat you! You're trying to get him to
destroy that death trap you and Joey spent the summer building!” “Uhhh,” Johnny
Author: Kevin Serwacki
Category: Juvenile Fiction
That’s so ninja! Epic Fail is the second book in the insanely funny and action-packed Joey and Johnny, the Ninjas series about two best friends and ninjas-in-training—perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Origami Yoda. Things are getting back to normal at Kickfoot Academy after its Battle Royal with rival ninja school Red Moon Clan—for the most part. Joey and Johnny soon discover that their friend Peoni is secretly planning a tea ceremony—one of the most dangerous events a ninja can attend—to appease the spirits of ninjas past. Sounds like the perfect mission for Joey and Johnny! Eager to put their ninja skills to the test and set off on a new quest, the boys invite themselves along on Peoni’s journey to hunt down important items for the party. But it quickly becomes clear that there is a lot more in store for these young ninjas than tea. . . .
Peter Cacciolfi, Pattimari Sheets Cacciolfi. The three of them, after feeling much
at ease, carried on for an endless time, talking about Johnny's grandfather, and
listening to stories from Fierce Dragon, as he was called, from all the years past.
“Johnny, stop! Professor Lawrence was devout. He spent a lifetime looking for
that urn.” “Well he found it. I drank some of the blood and took the oath that's
written on the urn. It is what I owe my good fortune to. Just some dead dragon that
“Johnny went to the Common. He had already seen the tail of Percy's brigade
lashing around Doctor Warren's house. The head of this scarlet dragon lay upon
the Common.” a. The brigade is compared to b. Is this a metaphor or a simile? 0.
Author: Carmela M. Krueser
Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press
Exploring Literature is a complete teaching unit designed to give you everything needed to help students understand and appreciate fine literature. This exciting approach includes classroom-tested activities sure to save you hours of valuable preparation time.
We know the Dragon Puncher is a heroic warrior kitty in a robot battle-suit. But who is this new, fierce, fighting feline? And what outrageous adventures await on... Dragon Puncher Island?
Publisher: Top Shelf Productions
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
We know the Dragon Puncher is a heroic warrior kitty in a robot battle-suit. But who is this new, fierce, fighting feline? And what outrageous adventures await on... Dragon Puncher Island?! Twice the punching and twice the laughs, that's for sure!
to see Johnny. After bathing Johnny and putting him to bed, Helen and Ned
apparently reunite for good. Blonde Venus ... into a fairy-tale bedtime story for Johnny, with a dragon substituted for the taxicab and princesses swapped for
Author: Michael Slowik
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Performing Arts
Many believe Max Steiner's score for King Kong (1933) was the first important attempt at integrating background music into sound film, but a closer look at the industry's early sound era (1926–1934) reveals a more extended and fascinating story. Viewing more than two hundred films from the period, Michael Slowik launches the first comprehensive study of a long-neglected phase in Hollywood's initial development, recasting the history of film sound and its relationship to the "Golden Age" of film music (1935–1950). Slowik follows filmmakers' shifting combinations of sound and image, recapturing the volatility of this era and the variety of film music strategies that were tested, abandoned, and kept. He explores early film music experiments and accompaniment practices in opera, melodrama, musicals, radio, and silent films and discusses the impact of the advent of synchronized dialogue. He concludes with a reassessment of King Kong and its groundbreaking approach to film music, challenging the film's place and importance in the timeline of sound achievement.
Or could have been remembering the knot in my stomach when I heard the noise
spilling out of that canalden . . . Johnny was inside and in a mess of trouble . That
was clear . I figured I better get rid of my pack and find something to grip in my ...
Johnny and Daron now live in Austin, Texas. Both brothers grew up in Louisiana
where they found a love for fantasy by reading mythology, comics. They also read
other fiction books such as Robinson Crusoe, Heart': Dragon just to name a ...
Author: The Brothers Orange
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The races of man; elf, human, dwarf and halflings face a darkness that they can not comprehend. Molloch the dark god, has planned for thousands of years to seize Oren, but the great god EL has stopped him time and time again. Now the inhabitants of Oren have turned their backs on EL and a new window of opportunity for Molloch to seize Oren has arise. EL will not abandon Oren to the dark one without a fight, as he has a plan as well. EL has kept the elves of Shaggar safe for thousands of years, but there hearts have turned from him placing Oren in jeopardy. A lone half-elf, shunned by his people must fight against prejudice and hate to become the instrument of his god. Geric of the House of Joda must survive the trails of his youth and lead his people back into the light of EL. Shante Hartas, High Guardian of the city of Shaggar has other plans, as he secretly worships Molloch leading the great city into darkness under his rule. Raven Mercury a human warrior, fights to change his familys station in life from commoner to noble. Raven proves himself by winning the annual tournament granting him a chance to train at the legendary school of Ascension. The ancient dragon, Dragmyre is raising an army to begin his conquest of the world of Oren. Dragmyre has collected his generals to lead his army, and with the world unaware victory seems sure. Until a fateful night when Raven finds out the truth; the school is not what it seems. Will he hold too the noble intentions he has of being a knight or take his rightful place as a general in the Dragon Horde. With the world hanging in the balance, Geric Joda and Raven Mercury are thrust into the battle for Oren. Molloch is gathering his force on two fronts, preparing to seize all that EL holds dear. Two warriors will decide the future of Oren the half-elf and the human, will they unite in time to save a world or choose a darker path. All will be decided in.... Blackstarr: The Chronicles of Morgan Sparrowhawk
Johnny Boo has "boo" power and his pet ghost Squiggle has "squiggle" power. But which is better? And might there be a power that is greater than them both? Wiggle power? Giggle power?
Publisher: Top Shelf Productions
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Johnny Boo has "boo" power and his pet ghost Squiggle has "squiggle" power. But which is better? And might there be a power that is greater than them both? Wiggle power? Giggle power? Squiggle goes on a quest to learn the secret of twinkle power from the twinkling stars, but doesn't have much luck. Instead, a strange and hilarious secret is discovered about Johnny Boo's hair.
And before heknows it, Johnny starts chasing the dragon. And what does that
make Johnny? Aheroin addict with tennis elbow. See what a slippery slope
coping mechanisms can be? While Cash has studied the negative psychological
Author: Turney Hall
Publisher: Post Hill Press
A man without a little gamble in him isn’t worth a damn. That is why Turney Hall has decided to bare his soul -- and his scalp -- in An Eagle Soars: One Man’s Journey to Baldness in a heroic attempt to make the world a better place for bald men. An Eagle Soars is a hilarious account of Turney’s experience with and musings on male pattern baldness as he learns to accept his own hair loss. In An Eagle Soars, Turney searches for the meaning of male pattern baldness. He takes a trip to the public library for some insight on many of its aspects, such as scientific (how this genetic condition is a bigot that hates whites more than any other race), psychological (why young bald men may not have any hope with cheerleaders, but still have a shot with cougars), religious (how God thinks bald men are better than lepers, and won’t hesitate to unleash a sleuth of bears on anyone who dares taunt the bald), legal (how the amount of hair on your head could mean the difference between acquittal and a guilty verdict, and if your boss ever says to you, “Let’s take it outside, you bald pussy,” you better take it outside and show him who the real pussy is), and much more! While there is a stereotype that bald men are less likeable, successful, happy, and confident than their non-balding counterparts, that doesn’t mean they should just give up on life. Instead, An Eagle Soars exhorts those who are losing their hair to accept their destiny and do their damnedest to reverse the stereotypes that plague their kind. Of course, Turney encountered many bumps along the road to accepting his hair loss. In An Eagle Soars, you will find out how a shower, a car accident, and an ill-advised raise of his hand in journalism class opened his eyes to the world of baldness and made him wish he could jump out of the second story window without breaking an ankle or getting grass stains on his khakis; how he worked tirelessly to hide any signs of male pattern baldness by perfecting a hairstyle known as “the cascade effect;” how he imagines the baldness community is like La Cosa Nostra, and concludes that just because he liked to openly talk about baldness, didn’t mean other people did, and that he didn’t want to get whacked before he was officially recognized as a member; and, how he spent many years taking anxiety-filled trips to the pharmacy to pick up his prescription for Propecia, despite the questionability of the drug’s effectiveness and the resentment he had for the pharmacist as he stood a step above his customers like Wayne Newton performing Danke Schoen at the Borgata. But, Turney eventually decides to say goodbye to Propecia and hello to his fate. Besides, he’s a family man now, and his money is better spent on diapers and matching mink coats for his wife and him. In An Eagles Soars, Turney turns to conventional and unconventional sources alike for the strength and wisdom to overcome his fear of going bald. He invites Larry David and Andre Agassi to an imaginary dinner for some grilled cheese sandwiches, tequila, and a boost to his self-esteem; he dusts off his neglected Bible and finds that baldness is all right with God, and thus should be all right with him; he interrupts his bald father as he picks up some valuable cooking tips from Rachel Ray for a paternal perspective on how to make it in the world as a bald man; and he has a chance encounter with a bottle of Jim Beam and a fat lady. An Eagle Soars provides a unique blend of wit, quirkiness, and searching reflection in order to make light of and offer insight into a genetic phenomenon that affects over 35 million men in this country. Whether you are just starting to lose your hair, completely bald, somewhere in between, or not losing your hair at all, An Eagle Soars will help you realize that baldness isn’t the end of the world and make you laugh along the way. A page-turner and quick read, An Eagle Soars is the perfect complement to an evening of sipping cognac by the fireplace!
Johnny Boo has decided to be a king, but Squiggle wants to be a king too, so they both get themselves crowns and castles.
Author: James Kochalka
Publisher: Johnny Boo
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The beloved young-reader series by Eisner Award winner James Kochalka returns with a new adventure fit for a king! Johnny Boo is wearing a crown on his head, so that means he's the king! Squiggle wants to be king too, so he puts a rock on his head. After a brief argument, they decide to share their new flying castle, and fly to the moon. Or are they just pretending? After a madcap encounter with the Ice Cream Monster, they finally get too sleepy to stay awake... making this silly story excellent for bedtime.