Snapdragon

Snapdragon

Book - 2020
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"Snap's town had a witch. At least, that's how the rumor goes. But in reality, Jacks is just a crocks-wearing, internet-savvy old lady who sells roadkill skeletons online--after doing a little ritual to put their spirits to rest. It's creepy, sure, but Snap thinks it's kind of cool, too. They make a deal: Jacks will teach Snap how to take care of the baby opossums that Snap rescued, and Snap will help Jacks with her work. But as Snap starts to get to know Jacks, she realizes that Jacks may in fact have real magic--and a connection with Snap's family's past."--Provided by publisher.
Published: New York :, First Second,, 2020.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781250171115
1250171113
9781250171122
1250171121
Branch Call Number: J GN SNA
Characteristics: 223 pages :,chiefly color illustrations ;,21 cm

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Snap's town had a witch. At least, that’s how the rumor goes. But in reality, Jacks is just a crocks-wearing, internet-savvy old lady who sells roadkill skeletons online—after doing a little ritual to put their spirits to rest. It’s creepy, sure, but Snap thinks it’s kind of cool, too. They make ... Read More »

Confident Snap befriends the town witch and learns about more than skeletons in this fun and funny graphic novel with tons of intersectional representation.


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ashapritchard
Jan 30, 2021

This is the kind of book that just makes you feel good inside. Everything about it is perfect. I love how the characters help to bring each other up and how they love each other for what makes them each unique. It’s a book for everyone and should be read by everyone. I 100% recommend it.

STPLKidsCauseway Jan 16, 2021

A unique and heartwarming story about how it is okay to be different from what is considered "normal" with some magic sprinkled in.

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The_Zookeeper
Jan 16, 2021

A decent graphic novel. I wasn't super into it but the character archs were good and the art style was fun.

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lauren_83
Jan 09, 2021

an absolutely heartwarming story

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lovebooks_86
Dec 08, 2020

Layered story and amazing artwork make this a must-read.

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tessiekins
Nov 14, 2020

Beautiful storyline and equally amazing art, I would read this 100x over!

KyCCL Nov 01, 2020

Gorgeous illustrations and writing make this graphic novel a fantastic read. Friendship, mystery, witchcraft ... it’s all here, in this story that the whole family will enjoy.

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CatW
Oct 25, 2020

A super cute and very fun story! I love the characters and the illustrations are simply gorgeous :)

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olive_owl_322
Sep 29, 2020

Gotta say- this is probably one of my all time favorite books. All the characters are so loveable! The art style is adorable, it just made me want to read more. Snap's adventure through friends and magic is absolutely amazing, and I'm not sugarcoating. I also enjoy how they added LGBTQIA+ characters, and how they added in all about the affects of love breaking through hate. If I could sum in up in a few words? Read it yourself!

IndyPL_ShannonO Aug 05, 2020

I loved this graphic novel! It's quirky and weird with an art style to match. The style is fun and expressive, conveying the perfect mood and tone for each scene. I also love how unconventional the story is - a kid meeting an odd, but friendly witch who likes to collect roadkill in order to reconstruct the skeletons of dead animals! This is a great book for those looking for witchy stories about misfit kids and positive LGBTQ+ rep!

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ashapritchard thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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olive_owl_322 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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