Calamity Jack, by Hale, Hale and Hale

Nicola Manning of Back to Books is definitely a Cybils regular in the Graphic Novels category–and we love her reviews here at the Cybils blog because she provides such a thoughtful and in-depth look at nominated titles. Nicola reads widely, compiles lots of booklists and has an impressive set of completed reading challenges to her name–just check her blog for proof.

CalamityJack Earlier this year, Nicola took a look at MG Graphic Novels nominee Calamity Jack, by Shannon and Dean Hale and illustrated by Nathan Hale. You might remember that the earlier graphic novel by the same trio, Rapunzel's Revenge, won a Cybil Award in 2008. This year the sequel's under consideration. Here's Nicola's take:

Quite an intricate plot that includes a couple of shocking twists, this is sure to please the intended audience and fans of the first book. However, this book stands alone very well…

Read the rest of the review here.