The Cartoonist

The Cartoonist

by Betsy Byars
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The Cartoonist by Betsy Byars

The only time Alfie feels at peace is when he's drawing pictures in his attic room, away from his unhappy family and the outside world. So when his mother makes other plans for the attic, Alfie barricades himself in. 9 black-and-white halftone illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812400618
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Publication date: 10/28/1987
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

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The Cartoonist 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Possibly the most important book I had read as a child. I'm usually willing to accept some things don't float everyone's boat, but the comments already left here are idiotic. There are a never-ending supply of boring books that exist out there for children and this is certainly not one of them. Did it not have enough car chases for you? (There's a car chase - of sorts). Did it not destroy the earth enough? (The earth is destroyed - kind of) Did giant birds not eat enough people? (There are... you get the idea) So many lessons are learnt by various characters in this story, people reveal hidden depths who you wouldn't expect, and everything happens elsewhere to where the book is situated - everything - and yet it is at the centre of it all. Perhaps that subtlety passed the other reviewers by - which makes them much like the mother and brother in this book (who are IDIOTS). I read it when I was around 7 or 8 years old as far as I can work out - and read it until the book literally fell apart. It's still something I think about in my life now, 30 years later. I've noticed it's suggested for readers older than that, but a twelve-year old would probably be too cynical and stepping into the idiot years to appreciate it. I'm therefore guessing the anonymous reviewers must be twelve - or have that mental age. Like a lot of books, you need to read this early enough - early enough to realise that a protest isn't always about winning, and life isn't fair unless we make it fair.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book's plot was very dull and unimaginative. i mean, come on, he didn't want to give up the attic because that's the place where he can draw and such but it was very very very boringgg. im sorry, but this book deserves less than one star. thumbs down, wayyyyy down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If your looking for a book to put you asleep here is your book. It is very boring and dull I do not recommend this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you're looking for a book with no plot and is very very dull, here it is.