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Cucumber quest, 1, The doughnut kingdom, Gigi D.G

Label
Cucumber quest, 1, The doughnut kingdom
Title
Cucumber quest
Title number
1
Title part
The doughnut kingdom
Statement of responsibility
Gigi D.G
Title variation
Doughnut kingdom
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The seven kingdoms of Dreamside need a legendary hero. Instead, they'll have to settle for Cucumber, a nerdy magician who just wants to go to school. As destiny would have it, he and his way more heroic sister, Almond, must now seek the Dream Sword, the only weapon powerful enough to defeat Queen Cordelia's Nightmare Knight. Can these bunny siblings really save the world in its darkest hour...? Sure, why not?"--Page 2 of cover
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Review
  • In this first volume in the Cucumber Quest series (originally published as a webcomic), Cucumber the rabbit’s plans to attend Puffington’s Academy for the Magical Gifted (and/or Incredibly Wealthy) are put on hold when the evil Queen Cordelia makes a play for world domination, forcing Cucumber to embark on a heroic quest instead. Cucumber’s younger sister, Almond, is much better suited to questing, but she is constantly underestimated by adults because of her age and gender (comments like “Little sisters aren’t legendary heroes” pop up often). Almond isn’t content to sit at home, of course, so she and Cucumber take on Queen Cordelia, facing off against foes like Sir Tomato, Dame Lettuce, and Sir Bacon as a team. Though Cucumber is ostensibly the central character, Almond steals the show. Comics artist D.G.’s cartooning aesthetic is soft, creamy, and colorful, with an inherent bubbliness that pairs well with the silliness of the story; the stakes don’t feel especially high. Overall, this is a light, charmingly illustrated adventure that successfully introduces Cucumber, Almond, and a humorous supporting cast while setting up future tales. Ages 8–12. (Oct.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 09/11/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 37, p)
  • Little sisters can't save the day—or can they? When the nefarious Queen Cordelia takes over Caketown Castle in the Doughnut Kingdom, a hero is needed. Cucumber, a white rabbit with an orange pageboy and a penchant for learning, is chosen, however, he'd rather go to school as planned; indeed, his spunky little sister, Almond, seems better suited for the job. Unfortunately, the Dream Oracle rejects her: "Little sisters aren't legendary heroes." Despite parents and oracles, the siblings set out to prove that a hero need not be male. Over the course of their quest in the pastry-themed kingdom, the bunnies meet a silly assortment of similarly food-inspired characters, including a toothless gummy bear and three knights named Sir Bacon, Dame Lettuce, and Sir Tomato. Originally a webcomic created entirely in Photoshop, D.G.'s candy-colored charmer is imbued with a delightfully snarky humor, helping to offset the profusion of cuteness. Gender roles are explored, affirming the notion of staying true to oneself rather than capitulating to the expectations of others. The worldbuilding is cleverly conveyed in bright and dynamic illustrations. Although populated almost entirely by bunnies, they are diversely hued, ranging from light ivory tones to deep, warm browns. Playful aftermatter includes a Q-and-A with the characters, character bios, and a map. An auspicious series opener. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12) (Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2017)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10602918
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gigi D. G.
Dewey number
741
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
GN320L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
LC call number
PZ
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 6
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
Reading level
2.8
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Cucumber quest
Series volume
1
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rabbits
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Magicians
  • Heroes
  • Quests (Expeditions)
  • Good and evil
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Cucumber quest, 1, The doughnut kingdom, Gigi D.G
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
187 pages
Isbn
9781250158031
Lccn
2016961588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color map
Label
Cucumber quest, 1, The doughnut kingdom, Gigi D.G
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
187 pages
Isbn
9781250158031
Lccn
2016961588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color map

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