Bluffton
Bluffton
Written by Matt Phelan
Format: Hard Cover
ISBN-10: 076365079X
ISBN-13: 9780763650797
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Bluffton

author/illustrator: Matt Phelan

In the summer of 1908, in Muskegon, Michigan, a visiting troupe of vaudeville performers is about the most exciting thing since baseball. They’re summering in nearby Bluffton, so Henry has a few months to ogle the elephant and the zebra, the tightrope walkers and -- lo and behold -- a slapstick actor his own age named Buster Keaton. The show folk say Buster is indestructible; his father throws him around as part of the act and the audience roars, while Buster never cracks a smile. Henry longs to learn to take a fall like Buster, "the human mop," but Buster just wants to play ball with Henry and his friends. With signature nostalgia, Scott O’Dell Award-winning graphic novelist Matt Phelan visualizes a bygone era with lustrous color, dynamic lines, and flawless dramatic pacing.

Matt Phelan, graphic novelist extraordinaire, presents a rollicking tribute to vaudeville, small-town dreams, and Buster Keaton as a boy.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$22.99 / $26.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
076365079X / 9780763650797
on sale date:
07/2013
type/format:
Graphic Novel / Hard Cover
age range:
9 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
240 / 6 5/8 x 8
grade range:
Grade 4 - Grade 7
 
author’s comments:
Matt Phelan is the author-illustrator of the award-winning graphic novels The Storm in the Barn and Around the World. He is also the illustrator of Always and I’ll Be There by Ann Stott and The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron, winner of the Newbery Medal. He lives in Philadelphia.
 
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