(2011)

First Second, 2011 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
14.99 USD; 16.99 CAD
Pages
228
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
First Second
Brand
:01 First Second
ISBN
978-1-59643-601-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781596436015 51499
Editing
?; Colleen AF Venable (design)
Color
Black and White
Dimensions
6 inches x 8.5 inches (15.2 cm x 21.6 cm)
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover
Binding
Squarebound

Issue Notes

Printed in the U.S.A.

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Americus / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jonathan Hill
Inks
Jonathan Hill
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
teen

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Jonathan Hill
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?

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Jonathan Hill
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Jonathan Hill ?
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?; typeset

Characters
Apathea; Neil Barton

Indexer Notes

Front matter, title page

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Chapter 1

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comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
MK Reed
Pencils
Jonathan Hill
Inks
Jonathan Hill ?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
America! America! God mend thine every flaw
Genre
teen
Characters
Neil Barton; Carol Barton (Neil's mother); Danny Burns; Nancy Burns (Danny's mother); Ellie Burns (Danny's sister); Joseph Burns (Danny's brother); Charlotte Murphy (librarian); teachers; students; parents; Apathea (witch -- fictional character); Selke (wolf -- fictional character)
Synopsis
Good friends Neil and Danny are largely indifferent to their eighth-grade graduation, and Neil bemoans the fact that they're stuck in a small town where few people are interested in books. Danny speculates that they may meet more interesting people in high school, but some of their classmates torment Neil at the end-of-school dance. The two friends are enthralled by the Apathea Ravenclaw:Huntress Witch series. In the story-within-a-story, ravens summon Apathea to meet her aunt.
Keywords
Graduation; Oklahoma; witch

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Chapter 2

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comic story / 26 pages (report information)

Script
MK Reed
Pencils
Jonathan Hill
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Jonathan Hill ?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
She's alive?
Genre
teen
Characters
Neil Barton; Carol Barton (Neil's mother); Danny Burns; Nancy Burns (Danny's mother); Ellie Burns (Danny's sister); Joseph Burns (Danny's brother); Robert Burns (Danny's father); Charlotte Murphy (librarian); library patrons; Apathea (witch -- fictional character); Selke (wolf -- fictional character); Aunt Soren (fictional character)
Synopsis
Danny's mother is furious when she discovers him reading an Apathea book. She storms the library, berates Charlotte as a godless temptress, and tears pages from the book in front of other patrons. At home a conflict between mother and son escalates until Danny announces that he is gay, and his mother strikes him repeatedly. Danny is grounded, finally given a brief respite just long enough to say goodbye to Neil before he is sent to religious camp and then to military school. He's glad to at least be leaving Americus, but Neil is morose at facing high school alone.
Keywords
Censorship; coming out; family; library; Oklahoma; witch

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Chapter 3

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comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
MK Reed
Pencils
Jonathan Hill
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Jonathan Hill ?
Letters
?

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.. but I just felt so bad for Danny the whole time.
Genre
teen
Characters
Neil Barton; Carol Barton (Neil's mother); Lang Howard (neighbor); Charlotte Murphy (librarian); Haley (Neil's cousin); Devin (Haley's boyfriend); Haley's friends; Apathea (witch -- fictional character); Selke (wolf -- fictional character)
Synopsis
At a family gathering for Neil's older cousin, Neil meets Devin and they both escape from the never-ending angst of Haley's friends. Devin introduces Neil to punk rock, and Neil is enthralled at once. Carol, who is divorced, has a friendly but awkward conversation with her neighbor. In Apathea's story, she and Selke sail to an island of dragons.
Keywords
Censorship; family; Oklahoma; witch

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Chapter 4

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Script
MK Reed
Pencils
Jonathan Hill
Inks
Jonathan Hill ?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
..happy birthday, dear Neee-il, happy birthday to you!!
Genre
teen
Characters
Neil Barton; Carol Barton (Neil's mother); Nancy Burns (Danny's mother); Joseph Burns (Danny's brother); Charlotte Murphy (librarian); Amber; Lang Howard; Price Lion customers; hostile library patron; Apathea (witch -- fictional character); Selke (wolf -- fictional character); dragon (fictional character)
Synopsis
Nancy Burns and her friends begin an aggressive organized campaign against the library and the Apathea books. The subject is a topic of much community conversation. Learning that Neil has just turned 14, Charlotte hires him as a library page. In the Apathea story, Apathea defeats a dragon.
Keywords
Censorship; library; Oklahoma; witch

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Chapter 5

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comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
MK Reed
Pencils
Jonathan Hill
Inks
Jonathan Hill ?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Angie, that sign is perfect!
Genre
teen
Characters
Neil Barton; Carol Barton (Neil's mother); Nancy Burns (Danny's mother); Ellie Burns (Danny's sister); Charlotte Murphy (librarian); Agnes (librarian); Trudy Densch; demonstrators; library board; Abby (Neil's classmate); Laura (Neil's classmate); clothing store patrons; Apathea (witch -- fictional character); Apathea's mother (fictional character)
Synopsis
The anti-Apathea group makes a noisy demonstration at the library board meeting, but Charlotte counters their charges. The board president dismisses religious objections, saying that the library cannot take religious objections into account. He agrees to consider the obscenity charges, and orders the board members each to read one of the books before the next meeting. Neil and his mother shop for school clothes. In the story within a story, Apathea's mother sacrifices her own power (leaving herself defenseless) in order to provide more power for Apathea.
Keywords
Censorship; library; Oklahoma; witch

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Chapter 6

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comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
MK Reed
Pencils
Jonathan Hill
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Jonathan Hill ?
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?

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Oh my God! We're finally here! We're in high school!
Genre
teen
Characters
Neil Barton; Charlotte Murphy (librarian); Agnes (librarian); Anita (member of library board); teachers; students; Amber; Stacy; Steve; Jael; Apathea (witch -- fictional character); Apathea's mother (fictional character); dragon (fictional character)
Synopsis
Neil starts high school and finds it as appalling as he'd expected, especially when upperclassman Steve deliberately endangers him with a table saw. He makes a connection with junior girls Amber and Stacy, who are also cynical about the school and community, and is taken aback by Jael, an aggressive and unpopular classmate. At the library, board member Anita becomes engaged by the Apathea books. In the story-within-a-story, Apathea prepares for a dangerous conclave with the dragons.
Keywords
Censorship; dragon; high school; library; Oklahoma; witch

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Chapter 7

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comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
MK Reed
Pencils
Jonathan Hill
Inks
Jonathan Hill ?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
... then after your essay tests on Friday, we'll pass out copies of 'A Separate Peace.'
Genre
teen
Characters
Neil Barton; Carol Barton (Neil's mother); Danny Burns; Nancy Burns (Danny's mother); Ellie Burns (Danny's sister); Robert Burns (Danny's father); Charlotte Murphy (librarian); Agnes (librarian); Lang Howard; Jael; students; teachers; Apathea (witch -- fictional character); Apathea's mother (fictional character); Grimhilder (Apathea's evil brother -- fictional character)
Synopsis
Neil daydreams about Jael, and deepens his friendship with Amber and Stacy. Charlotte asks Neil to speak in favor of the Apathea books at the next public meeting, and after hesitation he agrees. He gets a letter from Danny describing his unhappy summer at the religious camp, and his more satisfying life now at the boys' military school. He includes a letter for Neil to slip to Ellie, since Mr. and Mrs. Burns will not allow her any communication with her brother. In the Apathea story Grimhilder attacks his sister, but their mother sacrifices her own life to save her.
Keywords
Censorship; high school; library; Oklahoma; witch

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Chapter 8

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

comic story / 26 pages (report information)

Script
MK Reed
Pencils
Jonathan Hill
Inks
Jonathan Hill ?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come learn the truth about witches, and the very real threat they pose to your soul!
Genre
teen
Characters
Neil Barton; Carol Barton (Neil's mother); Nancy Burns (Danny's mother); Ellie Burns (Danny's sister); Robert Burns (Danny's father); Charlotte Murphy (librarian); Agnes (librarian); library board; Lang Howard; demonstrators; pro-Apathea speakers; Travis Toefrist; Apathea (witch -- fictional character); Grimhilder (Apathea's evil brother -- fictional character)
Synopsis
Nancy Burns's group organizes a "teach-in" on the public school grounds, and turns out in force for the library board meeting. The board president gives pro-Apathea speakers preference, since anti-Apathea speakers dominated the previous meeting. Parents and children alike support the books; Neil speaks eloquently on their value, and on what they have meant to him and Danny. Despite an angry explosion by Mrs. Burns, the vote is 3-2 to keep the books, and Mrs. Barton sharply rebukes Mrs. Burns. In the story within a story, Grimhilder takes dragon form to attack Apathea.
Keywords
Censorship; library; Oklahoma; witch

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Script
MK Reed
Pencils
Jonathan Hill
Inks
Jonathan Hill ?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
nananaa nananaaa naaanaanaaaaa
Genre
teen
Characters
Neil Barton; Carol Barton (Neil's mother); Danny Burns; Tim (Danny's roommate); Charlotte Murphy (librarian); Agnes (librarian); Lang Howard; Jael; students; teachers; library patrons; Apathea (witch -- fictional character); Selke (fictional character); Merrick (fictional character)
Synopsis
The older girls and Neil deepen their friendship as they enjoy working together in shop, and Neil gingerly opens a relationship with Jael. Away at military school Danny and his friend grieve over finishing the latest Apathea book, but look forward to the movie and the next volume. At the library, Neil checks out the latest volume to an excited mother and daughter. In the story within a story, Selke and Apathea set sail for home.
Keywords
Censorship; high school; library; Oklahoma; witch

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  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Americus
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  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. ["Chapter 1"]
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. ["America! America! God mend thine every flaw"]
  8. 7. ["Chapter 2"]
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
  10. 9. ["She's alive?"]
  11. 10. ["Chapter 3"]
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. [".. but I just felt so bad for Danny the whole time."]
  14. 13. ["Chapter 4"]
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. ["..happy birthday, dear Neee-il, happy birthday to you!!"]
  17. 16. ["Chapter 5"]
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
  19. 18. ["Angie, that sign is perfect!"]
  20. 19. ["Chapter 6"]
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
  22. 21. ["Oh my God! We're finally here! We're in high school!"]
  23. 22. ["Chapter 7"]
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
  25. 24. ["... then after your essay tests on Friday, we'll pass out copies of 'A Separate Peace.'"]
  26. 25. ["Chapter 8"]
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
  28. 27. ["Come learn the truth about witches, and the very real threat they pose to your soul!"]
  29. 28. Chapter 9
  30. 29. [no title indexed]
  31. 30. ["nananaa nananaaa naaanaanaaaaa"]
  32. 31. [no title indexed]
  33. 32. [no title indexed]
  34. 33. ["Life in the small town of Americus isn't easy for a bookworm like Neil Barton."]
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