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Each morning, a frail, old, bespectacled fisherman heads out to sea, leaving his doting, matronly wife at home patiently caring for the house, awaiting his return in the evening. But one evening he doesn't come home, instead accidentally snared by a much larger, industrial fishing trawler that absentmindedly carries him across the Atlantic. Back home, the village wonders what might have happened, assuming his death, but his wife refuses to give up hope. She consults a fortune teller who sees his visage in a crepe . . . alive in Cuba. Convinced her husband is still alive, she sets off on an improbable mission to save him. Completely wordless, this heartwarming and often hilarious adventure is a testament to not only the power of sequential storytelling, but the power of love itself.
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Olivia had always heard stories about Algeria from her maternal grandmother, a Black Foot (a "Pied-Noir," the French term for Christian and Jewish settlers of French Algeria who emigrated to France after the Algerian War of Independence). After her grandmother's death, Olivia found some of her grandmother's journals and letters describing her homeland. Now, ten years later, she resolves to travel to Algeria and experience the country for herself; she arrives alone, with her grandmother's postcards and letters in tow, and a single phone number in her pocket of an Algerian, Djaffar, who will act as her guide. Olivia's quest to understand her origins will bring her to face questions about heritage, history, shame, friendship, memory, nostalgia, fantasy, the nature of exile, and our unending quest to understand who we are and where we come from.
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Shanghai, November 1937. Yaya, the eight-year-old daughter of a diamond merchant, lives a life of luxury in the French Concession in Shanghai. Her one great passion is the piano. While she is preparing for an important audition, her father decides that the family must leave town in the face of the imminent Japanese invasion. The evening before all the family is to leave, stubborn Yaya, unaware of the danger, runs away in an attempt to make it to her audition come what may. On the way, in the midst of the crowd fleeing the Japanese offensive, She is caught in a bombardment. She owes her life to Tuduo, a street urchin who discovers her unconscious in the ruins of a house. With his help, Yaya learns that her family fled for Hong Kong without her, and she determines to go join them there right away. Tuduo begins to dream about what his life would be like if Yaya's parents welcomed him and his little brother into their beautiful home. He decides to go along with Yaya on her long and perilous journey. But before he can do anything, he must escape from the clutches of Zhu, who runs a gang of homeless boys. When Zhu learns that Tuduo's little protégée is from a very wealthy family, he comes up with a Machiavellian plot to kidnap her and collect a ransom. Tuduo and Yaya barely manage to get away and head off for the south. But Zhu, a heartless outlaw, doesn't give up so easily and comes after them, driven by his high hopes of cashing in on the ransom scheme. This nine-volume series chronicles their long journey fraught with perils. The children meet all sorts of people, both friendly and wicked, as they travel toward Hong Kong. Yaya and Tuduo are different in every way: social background, character, dreams, and desires. These children learn many growing lessons along the way, not the least of which is to judge a person on their character, not their social or financial status. The gloom of war, its absurd tragedy, gives way to the incredible capacity of youth to overwhelm grim reality. Imagination is the only thing these children have to defend themselves against adults who are like the ogres, evil fairies, or good witches of bedtime tales. Their imagination gives the story a touch of poetry, while humor brings a lighter touch to a story that is steeped in genuine historical tragedy.
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Despite the bombings that ravage the streets of Shanghai, young Yaya and Tuduo find themselves in the clutches of the infamous gangster Zhu. Tuduo is already quite familiar with Zhu's criminal business intentions, having run the streets for quite some time before the war began, but now he's held prisoner and forced to loot the many deserted homes in the city's upscale neighborhoods. Meanwhile, Yaya is forced to do housework around the criminal's lair, including cleaning a room filled with captive snakes! As scary as that may be, however, her uncanny ability to talk to animals helps turn things around. But when Yaya's former nanny finds them, Zhu realizes this little rich girl could be his ticket to the fortune of a lifetime. Even as Yaya, Tuduo, and the nanny escape Zhu's clutches, their adventure is only just beginning . . .  This second book in the adventures of Yaya continues the exciting formula launched by the first volume: two adorable kids chased by a wicked villain, a small animal with extraordinary capabilities, and a desperate war raging in the background. Artist Golo Zhao is particularly at home in this landscape format of large, beautifully colored panels in which Yaya and Tuduo's innocence contrasts with the chaos of the setting.  The story may be simple and intended primarily for young readers, but it has a vivacity and energy that will thrill audiences of all ages.
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It's Halloween season, when Seven Sails theme park's Shocktober Nights rule! Budding teen rebel Rey decides to ditch work to join her friends for spooky fun, and asks Devin to cover for her. One thing though: Rey's parents are a little (read: very) strict! Devin must wait for Rey to rush to Jog Mobile by 9pm – after closing – in time for her parents to pick her up. But Parker and her friends have other plans. Will Rey make it back in time? Can Devin keep her out of trouble?
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Job Mobile might've seen some action during the midnight release of the latest cell phone launch, but foot traffic has been down ever since. With sales dropping, Christian attempts to hire a new saleswoman. But apparently he didn't get the memo from corporate about the hiring freeze, and he gets the chewing out of a lifetime. But no sweat . . . #retaillife.  
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Parker decides to throw a party in the breakroom, which is seriously against the rules, but no one can say anything because her dad is the CEO. Elena, the newest employee at Jog Mobile, has had enough (on her birthday, of all days), but that won't stop her from getting the job done.  
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It's Halloween season, when Seven Sails theme park's Shocktober Nights rule! When Rey decides to ditch work and join her friends for spooky fun, she asks Devin to cover for her. One thing though: Rey's parents are a little (read: very) strict! Devin must wait for Rey to rush to Jog Mobile by 9:00 p.m.—after closing—in time for her parents to pick her up. But Parker and her friends have other plans. Will Rey make it back in time? Can Devin keep her out of trouble?  
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The aftermath of Rey's Shocktober Nights rebellion leaves Devin scrambling to convince Parker to help, which means giving up her plans and pulling off a heck of an impersonation. Rey's parents want answers, and it's up to the Jog Mobile team to give them without Christian, or anyone else, finding out the truth.
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Chaos has hit the Jog Mobile store, and its name? Black Friday. Unless Christian wants to relive the midnight launch and the fury of a few hundred nerds, he and the team are gonna need a new plan.
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Rey is stuck in dry cleaning purgatory after the stunt that ended her Jog Mobile job, but it looks like Corporate is playing no games as they sentence Devin and Parker to six hours of hell: sensitivity training.
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It's noon at Jog Mobile, and everyone has plans . . . at the same time. Jerry makes the ultimate sacrifice to run the store alone, while Elena, Devin, and Christian have the best lunch break of all time! Well . . . that was the hope.
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When Christian can't give her the promotion he promised, Elena partners up with Parker to hatch a secret plan. But will the plan fall apart, thanks to bickering, breakups, and Parker's new stalker?  
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Jog throws a chaotic store event, Elena drops a bombshell on Christian, and Pete's creepy antics come to a head! Worse yet: lunch never arrives. Looks like a Jog employee's about to get fired–but who?
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Ever had to wake up and go to a dead-end job? The clerks of America's fourth most-trusted cellular carrier feel your pain. This Jog Mobile location just outside of Pittsburgh employs the lovable underachiever Devin, under-employed MBA Elena, privileged heiress Parker, sarcastic high schooler Rey, former journalist Jerry, and their oblivious dude-bro manager, Christian. (Before you ask: No, they can't put that new smartphone aside for you, it's against company policy.) Share in the misadventures, from break-room pranks to midnight phone launches gone awry; from awkward crushes to nightmare customers. Who will make it to assistant manager? Who will make it out of this town? Who knows—these barely-minimum-wage drones are just trying to survive to closing time.
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Join the Jog Mobile team for another few dozen misadventures at America's best cellular provider—okay, fourth best. It might be the dead-end job from retail hell, but grad student Elena's determined to climb the corporate ladder, one misstep at a time. For the rest of the Jog Mobile clerks, it's survival mode. Amid the chaos of Black Friday disasters, dude-bro manager screw ups, crushes gone wrong, and stalker problems, nobody's thinking about anything but the end of their next shift.
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A lushly rendered supernatural fantasy that follows two girls and their mother who find themselves in the middle of a vast, supernatural exodus. On their journey Cloudia is bestowed the powers of hundreds of different gods, but even those don't help her come to terms with the death of her father.
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Young Cloudia, now full of fugitive gods fleeing the High Waveform dominating their homeplane, searches for her mother and sister, Rex, while learning the extent of her new abilities. Hot on her trail is Tohil, the warrior god intent on stopping her before she finds the heart of the World Tree.
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Cloudia and Rex's mother discovers a power of her own--the power to travel through time. After almost being trapped in the beautiful moments she had with her husband before he passed, she realizes that she has to stay in the moment if she wants to save her little girls . . .
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After losing their dad, 12-year-old Cloudia and her kid sister Rex are taken on a road trip by their mother, who is having a hard time dealing with the stress of sudden single-motherhood. When their car is blasted off the road by a strange bolt from the sky, the kids find themselves with strange abilities--Cloudia has super strength, and Rex is . . . a woolly rhino. It seems they've been possessed by two twin gods, Thanatos and Hypnos, who are fleeing the god-realm which is being overtaken by The High Waveform, a single consuming entity. Their mission is to use the girls to ferry the remaining fleeing gods to the World Tree, where a new realm of gods can be reborn.It's all a lot for a 12 year old to fully appreciate until the weight of the responsibility catches up with her.
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Zoe is a shy girl, struggling to fit in at her new school, when she finds a mysterious gem left to her by her birth mother. All of a sudden, darkness-spewing dragons are chasing her down in the schoolyard, and a squad of crystal-wielding girls is there to save her! What does this mean for Zoe? Find out in the all-new Crystal Cadets #1.
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Evil forces have found Zoe at home--and her parents have been taken over by The Darkness! Luckily, the mysterious "exchange students" from school come to save Zoe, and they each sport crystals a lot like Zoe's diamond! What does this all mean, and who are these arrow-shooting, fireball-throwing girls? Team up with Zoe in the next issue of Crystal Cadets!
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The Crystal Cadets are on the search for the Pearl Cadet. They've got to get to her before The Darkness converts her! Their search takes them to a skateboarding competition, where the evil Emmy has been convincing all the athletes to cheat--powering the Darkness to attack the Cadets! Will they find the Pearl Cadet in time, or will she save them?
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There's a huge storm headed for Puerto Rico, just as the Crystal Cadets arrive to look for the Sapphire Cadet! The Darkness is whipping the storm up and the Cadets are in real trouble when a shipwreck seems imminent . . . But do the Cadets have enough power to fight off hurricane-force winds at the same time as the biggest Darkness monster they've ever faced?!
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After the massive magical explosion that ended the hurricane, Zoe, Liz, and Jasmine are lost at sea! The other cadets scramble to find them, but they've drifted into a strange cave full of Darkness Beasts. Zoe's diamond is having a strange reaction to some of the murals in the cave--could they finally be learning the secrets of the Crystal Cadets?
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