Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things, Volume 1 Special Edition

Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things, Volume 1 Special Edition

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by Ted Naifeh
     
 

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  • Fan-favorite and critical darling Courtney Crurmin is back in a series of newly remastered, full-color hardcover editions! Courtney's parents have dragged her out to a high-to-do suburb to live with her creepy Great Uncle Aloysius in his spooky old house. She's not only the new kid in school, but also discovers strange things lurking under her bed!
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  • Fan-favorite and critical darling Courtney Crurmin is back in a series of newly remastered, full-color hardcover editions! Courtney's parents have dragged her out to a high-to-do suburb to live with her creepy Great Uncle Aloysius in his spooky old house. She's not only the new kid in school, but also discovers strange things lurking under her bed!

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Publishers Weekly
Those mostly familiar with Naifeh’s work on Holly Black’s Good Neighbors trilogy will find Courtney Crumrin’s first adventures revelatory of what he’s capable of on his own. In this opening story, middle-schooler Courtney moves into the house of her creepy great-uncle Aloysius and finds more to occupy her time than constant disdain for her upwardly mobile and downwardly aware parents. Her new life includes the monsters—real monsters—that lurk in the woods, as well as another kind in her new school: a gang of elitist bullies who have no idea of the supernatural underbelly that surrounds them. Courtney soon discovers that the worlds of monsters and humans interact more than anyone imagines, and both interest and duty demand that she dabble with her uncle’s dark arts to combat the evils. It’s a chance for the mismatched relatives to bond and provides the sweet center of Naifeh’s dark comedy. In the end, Courtney’s a highly relatable heroine for younger readers. Ages 12–up. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934964774
Publisher:
Oni Press
Publication date:
04/11/2012
Series:
Courtney Crumrin Series, #1
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
319,475
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things, Volume 1 Special Edition 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
This was good. Liked the tone and Courtney was interesting. The art reminds me of something but I can't figure out what. Anyway, the story was also good. The tone of course reminded me a bit of other reads, sort of, like I Luv Halloween or something like that. Love the cover design.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
silverdaisy1975 More than 1 year ago
A fun new graphic novel about a young girl who doesn't fit in. I loved the main character Courtney. She is cynical, smart, and cool. The story is interesting and dark. It takes place in an old creepy mansion in the ritzy part of town. Courtney has just moved into her Uncle's place with her idiotic parents, but cannot seem to fit in, even though she doesn't try very hard. The biggest problem I had with this book is that they seemed to drop plot lines right as they got interesting. Someone gets eaten, oh well! Must save the baby, who can be bothered! Your life has been stolen, go away...okay! I don't understand. Maybe if Mr. Naifeh used the entire novel for one plot line it would have been a more developed story. On the plus size it was a very fast read and the illustrations were great. As other reviewers stated, I am not sure why Courtney is noseless. Very strange...