The Girl Who Owned a City: The Graphic Novelby O. T. Nelson, Joelle Jones (Illustrator), Dan Jolley (Adapted by)
A deadly virus killed every adult on Earth, leaving only us kids behind. My parents are gone, so I'm responsible for my little brother, Todd. I have to make sure we stay alive. Many kids are sick or starving, and fierce gangs are stealing and destroying everything they find. Lots of people have given up, but here on Grand Avenue, some of us are surviving. Because
A deadly virus killed every adult on Earth, leaving only us kids behind. My parents are gone, so I'm responsible for my little brother, Todd. I have to make sure we stay alive. Many kids are sick or starving, and fierce gangs are stealing and destroying everything they find. Lots of people have given up, but here on Grand Avenue, some of us are surviving. Because of me.
I figured out how to give the kids on Grand Avenue food, homes, and protection against the gangs. But Tom Logan and his army are determined to take away what we've built and rule the streets themselves. How long can we keep fighting them off? We need to find another place for us to live safely. A strong place. A secret place.
In a world like this, someone has to take charge. But do I have the strength to take charge of a whole city?
Meet the Author
O. T. Nelson originally wrote The Girl Who Owned a City in 1975. Since then the novel has sold more than 200,000 copies in many editions. He wrote the book because he wanted kids "to realize that they are important and that they have the ability to think and make a difference." O. T. Nelson lives in Minnesota with his wife.
Joëlle Jones launched her artistic career in 2006. Among her varied projects are the illustrations for three titles by Jamie S. Rich12 Reasons Why I Love Her, You Have Killed Me, and Spell Checkers; the comic-book spinoff of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog; the Iron Man story in Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man #150 by Brian Michael Bendis; and Janet Evanovich's bestselling graphic novel Troublemaker. She lives in Oregon.
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I was forced to read this book in school, but it was the best book i ever read and belive me with the all the books in my house that is saying some thing
This book is all about survivle and not getting attaked. I am reading this book at school and it is the first bookbi really injoyed i love it to death the only thing that i dont like is it says a bad word in the text but thats not that bad i am almost done this wonderful book i am at chapter 16 with only one more to go. P.S please make this into a movie! Thanks, Caylee
it is awesome when i got it was so addicting