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Louis - Night Salad

3.53 of 5 stars 3.53  ·  rating details  ·  15 ratings  ·  3 reviews
"A brand new stand alone graphic novel from the highly acclaimed metaphrog. The moving tale of Louis' quest for a cure to save his friend FC. A simple story of friendship, heart-warming and genuinely transporting"--P. [4] of cover.
Hardcover, 94 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by Metaphrog (first published January 1st 2010)
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As usual with metaphrog books, this sort of makes sense, if you sort of tilt your head and squint... it's a very pretty, surreal sort of story, this one about Louis trying to find something to heal his (mechanical) pet bird. But there are a couple of ... spies? chasing after him on the long journey, in which Louis may or may not have ever left his backyard.

Yeah, it's weird. I have never figured out the overarching plot in this series. The creators are from Scotland (one originally from France),
Very effective, semi-coherent surrealism. Metaphrog’s reality is some weird midpoint between Tom Wilson’s Ziggy and lands of Jim Woodring.
Odd but engaging. I'm curious to see what my k-5 students make of it. A little like Caillou living in Brave New World.
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Metaphrog are John Chalmers and Sandra Marrs. Together they have been creating graphic novels since 1996. Their Louis series has received several Eisner and Ignatz Award nominations and critical acclaim worldwide, while Louis – Night Salad was Highly Commended for the Scottish Children’s Book Awards. John is from Scotland, and Sandra grew up in France, before moving to Britain. Their meeting was a ...more
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