Maddy Kettle

Maddy Kettle

The Adventure of the Thimblewitch

Book - 2014
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"Maddy Kettle... looks fantastic: every panel exudes quirky, gorgeous atmosphere. " - NPR

Eleven-year-old Maddy loved working in her parents' bookstore... especially when joined by her pet flying toad Ralph. But that was before the mysterious Thimblewitch turned her mom & dad into kangaroo rats!
Now Maddy's on the adventure of a lifetime. To save her parents, she'll need to sneak past an army of spider-goblins, scarecrow warriors, and much more... Fortunately, an assortment of new friends await, including the cloud cartographers Harry and Silvio, a bear and raccoon who explore the world in their moon-balloon. They'll help her along the way, but in the end, the fate of everyone will depend on Maddy's courage, compassion, and creativity.
Full of surprises and stunning artwork, Maddy Kettle is a truly magical debut for Spectrum-Award-winning cartoonist Eric Orchard. Climb aboard and let your imagination soar!

"The tale is a stream of imaginative twists and aerial wonders, flowing along easily in a mix of full-page scenes and large sequential panels of lucidly drawn action and pithy dialogue. A sweet-mannered debut with plenty of lift." -- Kirkus

"Quirky, beautifully illustrated, and frankly looks like it's going to be an instant classic. Don't miss it." -- io9
Publisher: Atlanta, GA : Top Shelf, c2014
ISBN: 9781603090728
Branch Call Number: KIDS COMICS MADDY
Characteristics: 89 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Adventure of the thimblewitch


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Jun 14, 2017

Omg this book was the best book ever I'm gonna cry I can't even explain it's amazingness it deserves every award you must must must must read it!!!!! Only thing I have a problem with is that it's too short and there has to be more books!!!!!! I'm really excited because the end ended on a hook so hopefully Eric orchard will make another one !!!!!!!!

Dec 19, 2015

The character illustrations are imaginative and interesting, but the story itself felt a little disjointed and hard to get into. I felt the need to jump ahead to the end to get an idea of what was going on, then I was able to go back to the beginning and fill in the blanks. A little more back story in the beginning would have gone a long way to help this out.

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Jun 14, 2017

Kestrel01 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over


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