The Quick Quarterback by Michelle Lord. Illustrated by Steve Harpster (US) - (Canada)
My First Graphic Novel
Finished: Mar. 28, 2012
Jan. 1, 2012
Publisher: Stone Arch Books
Genre: graphic novel, children, easy reader, sports
First sentence: "Andre loved football."
Summary: "After his broken arm heals, Andre is nervous to play quarterback in the next football game. Will his arm be ready to throw?"
Received a review copy from Capstone Press.
Reason for Reading: I am fond of these beginning readers.
This series of readers is for beginning readers. This one is at a RL of 1.0. The first couple of pages show how to read a graphic novel showing the direction the panels are read and then showing the direction text and balloons should by read. A book that is graphically well-designed for optimum reading experience and a story which is both interesting and applicable to young children's lives. Harpster's illustrations are bold and realistic.