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Stevenson.  Noelle
New York : Harper Teen, 2015
ISBN 0062278231

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

Have you ever wanted to be an evil villainís sidekick? Meet Nimona, the spunky shape shifter who works her way into Lord Ballister Blackheartís secret lair and pushes his evil trickery to new heights. Can Nimona and Lord Ballister bring down the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics and its top hero Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin? Are evil villains and heroes really what they seem? This action packed graphic novel is filled with humor, adventure, magic and friendship and leaves you pondering some of lifeís most important questions. (Vermont DCF Book Award 2017)

Booktalk #2

An award-winning webcomic that migrated to the page, Nimona is the story of a supervillain named Lord Ballister Blackheart who is locked in half-hearted battle with superhero and all-around good guy, Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin. Neither seems to get far, Goldenloin is able to stop Blackheart, but never wipe him out, and Blackheart has schemes that never seem to succeed. That is, until Nimona arrives, begging Blackheart to take her on as a sidekick. She has some good ideas, and a nifty shape-shifting ability, but Blackheart is a bit pained to see how zealous she is to do evil, because Blackheart has a reason for why he never lets his own evil schemes succeed. Meanwhile, Nimona is acting a little unstable and concerning details about her past are leaking out. A subversive gem that should be the first graphic novel you grab this year! A New York Times bestseller! Winner of dozens of awards! (Mike Fleming, Teacher-Librarian Pacific Cascade Middle School Library, Issaquah, WA, Evergreen Teen Book Award 2017-18)

SUBJECTS:     Fantasy comics.
                        Good and evil -- Fiction.
                        Graphic novels.
                        Science fiction comics.
                        Shapeshifting -- Fiction.

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