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Things in the Basement

Author: Ben Hatke   Series: Things In The Basement

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From New York Times-bestselling author Ben Hatke comes a young readers graphic novel about Milo, a young boy who discovers a portal to a secret world in his basement.

"From New York Times bestselling author Ben Hatke comes Things in the Basement, a young readers graphic novel about Milo, a young boy who discovers a portal to a secret world in his basement."--Publisher's description.

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From New York Times-bestselling author Ben Hatke comes a young readers graphic novel about Milo, a young boy who discovers a portal to a secret world in his basement.

"From New York Times bestselling author Ben Hatke comes Things in the Basement, a young readers graphic novel about Milo, a young boy who discovers a portal to a secret world in his basement."--Publisher's description.

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It was supposed to just be a normal basement-some storage boxes, dust, you know, the usual basement stuff. But when Milo is sent by his mother to fetch a sock from the basement of the historic home they've moved into, he finds a door in the back that he's never seen before. Turns out that the basement of his house is enormous. In fact, there is a whole world down there. As Milo travels ever deeper into the Basement World, he meets the many Things that live in the shadows and gloom . . . and he learns that to face his fears he must approach even the strangest creatures with kindnesss.With spare, simple text and lavish art, Hatke weaves a story of a journey deep into an underworld fraught with peril and unexpected revelations that will resonate with-and move-readers of all ages.

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Critic Reviews

"Tasked by his preoccupied mother with finding one of his infant twin sisters' socks in the family's basement laundry room, a young boy descends into entire worlds in Hatke's haunted, wondrous museum of a graphic novel." --The New York Times, from "The Best Children's Books of 2023"

"Hatke gently blends both whimsical and terrifying imagery to create a fantastical, dreamily atmospheric katabasis..." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Generous in structure, as well, just when the tale could come to a satisfying conclusion, it opens wider, its most heart-pounding moments still ahead." -- Booklist, starred review

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Ben Hatke's inspired plot is visually driven, creative, and multilayered...Things in the Basement is a gorgeous, maze-like graphic novel for young readers..." --Shelf Awareness, starred review

"Hatke is at his best in this book that blends fantasy with reality, deftly -harmonizing murky greens and browns with cool blues and purples to create an eerie and wonderful atmosphere." --School Library Journal, starred review

"A journey of loss both intimate and fantastical, swept along by flowing, emotive illustrations." --Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Ben Hatke is the author and illustrator of the New York Times-bestselling Zita the Spacegirl trilogy, the picture books Julia's House for Lost Creatures and Nobody Likes a Goblin, and the graphic novels Little Robot and Mighty Jack. He lives and works in the Shenandoah Valley with his wife and their boisterous pack of daughters.

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Product Details

Publisher
Roaring Brook Press | First Second
Published
29th August 2023
Pages
240
ISBN
9781250836618

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