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Sanity & Tallulah

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Lively graphic novel offers smart-girl adventures in space.

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Author and illustrator Molly Brooks' debut graphic novel is a lively, engaging, and exciting adventure that will easily win over readers who might think they don't like science fiction. Sanity and Tallulah are great role models for intelligence, creative problem solving, teamwork, and loyalty. But they're also easily relatable as kids who get into trouble over their heads and who still need the patient, firm guidance offered by their parents.

Brooks' illustrations create a lot of fluid motion, engaging background details, and lively visual interest using only two colors. They keep the eyes moving across the page while the adventurous, suspenseful plot keeps the pages turning. Sanity & Tallulah is a great choice for reluctant readers, may spark interest in space travel, and it's also a perfect choice for young readers who're unsure about science fiction. Suitable for big kids and up who can handle a couple of "damns" and "hells."

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