It was the artwork that attracted me to this book.  Gorgeous rich colors and stylized backgrounds work wonderfully to depict the
World War II setting. 

...Evelyn’s comics within the book are drawn in a similar style but colored in a halftone-dot effect that evokes Golden Age superhero comics.

—Merideth Jenson-Benjamin, Graphic Novel Reporter

City of Spies

written by Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan,

illustrated by Pascal Dizin

color by Hilary Sycamore

First Second, April 2010

Grade Range: 5 to 8,
Age Range: 10 to 14

ISBN: 978-1-59643-262-8,
ISBN10: 1-59643-262-4,

Graphic Novels, 6 x 8.5 inches,
176 pages, full color throughout

Awards: A Scripps News Best of the Year 

A Texas Maverick  Graphic Novel

Dizin’s art channels Hergé’s Tintin in tone, palette, and with the remarkable expressiveness of the clean, flexible figures.
He also echoes the Belgian master’s sense
of fun and action...

—Jesse Karp, starred review in 3/15 Booklist

Eisner nominated for Best Coloring

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