Scary Godmother

Scary Godmother

Book - 2010
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Random House, Inc.
It's Halloween night, and it's up to Scary Godmother to show one little girl just how much fun spooky can be! Meet Hannah Marie, who, with the help of Scary Godmother, stands up to her mean-spirited cousin Jimmy and her fear of monsters on her first Halloween adventure with the big kids. Later, Hannah joins forces with Orson, the vampire boy, to unravel a mystery near and dear to their hearts. Some of Scary Godmother's closest (and most frightful) pals get in on the fun too, including Bug-A-Boo, the Boozle, and Skully Pettibone.

• Four of Thompson's Eisner Award-winning, fully painted children's books are collected here, in their entirety, for the first time (Scary Godmother, The Revenge of Jimmy, The Mystery Date, and The Boo Flu). This deluxe edition also features some of the earliest concept designs for this haunting and imaginative series.

• Thompson's Scary Godmother series resulted in a successful stage show and two animated specials shown on Cartoon Network, Scary Godmother: Halloween Spooktakular and Scary Godmother: The Revenge of Jimmy.

• "Jill Thompson's Scary Godmother is another of this comics maestro's knockout punches. Thompson delivers a series that shrugs off the censors like the dead weight they are and writes and draws directly at readers of all ages, all experience. Her work is always a delight, and much more: her craft, her precision, her delicious whimsy, all serve as a goad to the rest of us cartoonists to have as much fun as she's obviously enjoying, and to work our butts off as hard as she does. She only makes it look easy. That's the sign of a master."—Frank Miller

• "A beautiful and ambitious piece of work."—Alex Ross

Eisner Award-winning series!


Baker & Taylor
While trick-or-treating on Halloween night, Hannah Marie meets her Scary Godmother and a host of creepy creatures who make her welcome on the Fright Side on later Halloweens as well.

Publisher: Milwaukie, Or. : Dark Horse, c2010
ISBN: 9781595825896
Branch Call Number: YA GX THO
Characteristics: 207 p. :,chiefly col. ill. ;,31 cm.

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greenwick
Nov 28, 2011

The watercolors in this book are so perfect, and the stories are delightful. If you've been looking for some fun Halloween stories in the same vein as the ones that go around at Christmas time, then check this book out!

bookmaster5000 Dec 16, 2009

This story is adorable with its creepy frights and spooky characters. Hannah Marie is going trick-or-treating for the first time without her parents. Her older cousin Jimmy, who is suitably dressed like a devil, is taking her out with his friends. Afraid she might slow him down and lessen his candy intake, he tries to scare her and ditch her. When Hannah Marie gets scared her Scary Godmother appears, and do they get Jimmy back for his mean trick. The illustrations are bright and beautiful. Jill Thompson comes from a comic book background and combines that style with a picture book storytelling. If you like this book there are more Scary Godmother tales! Staff picks 2007

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