Violet Rose

Violet Rose

by Brian Hess, Emma Davis, C.W. Cooke
     
 

Violet Rose is a self-proclaimed sixth grader super-sleuth, a foster child who discovers that many of the people in her normal suburban town are actually supernatural beings hiding in seemingly ordinary lives. With best friends, Lindsey and Ciara, a spirit from a Renoir painting, Violet is a little detective that never gives up. Solving cases after her homework is…  See more details below

Overview

Violet Rose is a self-proclaimed sixth grader super-sleuth, a foster child who discovers that many of the people in her normal suburban town are actually supernatural beings hiding in seemingly ordinary lives. With best friends, Lindsey and Ciara, a spirit from a Renoir painting, Violet is a little detective that never gives up. Solving cases after her homework is done while learning about the magical gift her grandfather gave her before he passed.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Kids love mysteries. Encyclopedia Brown, Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys; the kids book section is filled with young detectives taking on mysteries and solving them. Bluewater Productions introduces a new girl super sleuth with more than beauty or brains. GOOD COMICS FOR KIDS

Violet is a great lead, and there is just enough clues being given out about a larger arc to keep you interested. GOOD COMICS FOR KIDS

This is a series that would appeal to middle schoolers and will resonate more with girls than boys. COSMIC BOOK

School Library Journal
Gr 4�6—Violet Rose has the unusual ability to converse with inanimate objects, a gift that she uses to solve mysteries. With the ghost of her grandfather guiding her, the sixth grader tries to stop the nefarious plans of the Thorne family, a clan of dark witches, or "yagas." The book seems to be printed at a resolution higher than the original files, as the linework—especially the lettering—shows signs of pixel artifacting and grainy coloring. The captions are plagued with a number of typographical errors, a spread is placed incorrectly, and the listed chapter credits don't seem to correspond with the artwork. And most curiously, the book ends with a short introduction to a character that contradicts the previous four stories. The storytelling attempts to nod toward the tradition of hard-boiled detective work, while simultaneously appealing to a young, fantasy-loving crowd. It's a difficult balancing act, and one made more difficult by the frequent shifts in illustrators who can't seem to settle on a house style. There's some potential in the story, but it's buried beneath a series of questionable presentation issues.—Benjamin Russell, Belmont High School, NH

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616239428
Publisher:
Bluewater Productions, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 11.28(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
1 - 16 Years

Meet the Author

While many 16-year olds are taking their allowances to and buying the latest installment of their favorite comic book, Emma Davis is busily providing them with new stories to fill their imaginations. Emma is the creator and writer of Bluewater Production's Violet Rose; a supporting story now appearing at in The Legend of ISIS: Graphic Novel Beginnings. And at 16 (she was 13 when the character was created) is arguably the youngest comic book author in the industry.

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