Jackie and the Shadow Snatcher

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Random House Children's Books, Jun 13, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
Jackie is on his way home from school when he discovers that his shadow is gone! Did he lose it just like he lost his lunch pail and math book or could this be the work of the elusive Shadow Snatcher? With the help of his bulldog, Buster, and Mr. Socrates (the smartest man in the world), Jackie attempts a daring rescue to save his shadow from the Shadow Snatcher, who has sinister plans to conceal his crimes under a cloak of stolen shadows. Using a graphic-novel-inspired style for the artwork, Larry Di Fiori has created an old-fashioned caper perfect for keeping five- to eight-year-olds on the edge of their seats.

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Strongly influenced by classic comics and underground comix alike, this monochrome, graphic novel-style mini-melodrama pits an anxious everylad against a menacing crook with both a tongue-twisting ... Read full review

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It's a slow-moving story, but I like the retro feel and unusual storyline. The black-and-white illustrations work well. Di Diori also uses the word "repugnant." Not for every reader, but I like it. Read full review

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