Glister: The Haunted Teapot Paperback – Jul 6 2009
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"* "Throwing in trolls, witches, magic beans, and a battle swine named Gullinbursti, Andi constantly surprises young and old with his fresh take on fairytale fantasies." Paul Gravett"
About the Author
Andi Watson is a British comics creator, both writing and illustrating his material. Andi has been nominated for the prestigious Elsner Award - a prize given for creative achievement in comic books, and celebrates the best that the comics artform has to offer, as well as a Harvey Award - an award which recognizes outstanding works in comics and sequential art. As well as working on his own books Andi has written and illustrated for Marvel, DC and Dark Horse. He lives in Worcester and Glister is his first series for Walker Books Ltd.
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The story is creative and funny and full of amusing details, all beautifully drawn with emotion and excellent storytelling. The vocabulary can be pleasantly challenging, demonstrating a love for words that equals the images. I love Dad leaving Glister to make tea while he heads out to tackle the local troll under the bridge with a butterfly net. Then, when Phillip doesn’t consider how much Glister needs a break from the typewriter, Dad calls up, “I’ve fed your tea to the troll.” Punchline!
Then there’s the difference in their approaches to story construction — Glister keeps trying to introduce people to take care of the novel’s lead character, while Phillip turns everything into increased tragedy. And when she decides to reclaim charge of her own life, Glister demonstrates her creativity, willingness to ask for help, and imagination in finding different ways to solve her problem. Overall, it’s a wonderful read and a terrific book to share.