Book 1


Book 2


Book 3

Purvis is a pretty good artist, and this is the first time I've seen his stuff in color, where it works better than in black and white.

—Comic Book Resources

By Carla Jablonski, illustrated by Leland Purvis

color by Hilary Sycamore assisted by Alex Campbell

First Second, April 2010

Grade Range: 7 and up, Age Range: 12 and up

ISBN: 978-1-59643-291-8, ISBN10: 1-59643-291-8,

Graphic Novels, 6 x 8 1/2 inches, 128 pages, full color throughout

A Sydney Taylor Honor winner

A YALSA Great Graphic Novel

Copyrighted material here with permission

Hilary Sycamore’s colors capture the

freshness of a French vineyard and the horrors of a Nazi deportation.

—Snow Wildsmith, Graphic Novel Reporter

The subtle colors provided by Hilary Sycamore breathe life into the settings, both during the day and, more importantly, at night.

—School Library Journal

Eisner nominated for Best Coloring

I would describe the visual style of the book as varied and cinematic. Paul is a budding artist and "his" sketches are used side by side as a contrast to the more polished narrative art, to show the raw emotion he feels at different moments in this tense and suspenseful story.

Greens and yellows dominate the color scheme, lending a somewhat dated look

appropriate to the historical setting. Visuals range from establishing shots and crowd scenes to closeups and action sequences, all rendered with drama and panache.


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