The Girl Who Owned a City

By O.T. Nelson

Adventure in an adult-free world.

A killing virus has swept the earth, sparing only children through the age of twelve. Fierce gangs form, and many children go hungry. It would be the same on Grand Avenue but for ten-year-old Lisa. Lisa decides to make a fortress from the abandoned high school, a city in which the children can live safely and happily. After dramatic struggles with a violent gang, and though some of her followers choose a different sort of life, she brings her new city under control.

  • Graphic novel format makes complex concepts accessible to young readers
  • Strong male characters and actionfilled story with high boy appeal
  • Plus, multi-layered female protagonist

About the author

O. T. Nelson has said that he wrote The Girl Who Owned a City because he wanted "children to realize that they are important and that they have the ability to think and make a difference." Mr. Nelson is an artist and writer who lives in Minnesota with his wife. He has two adult children.

About the illustrator

Joelle Jones is a comic book artist. Her original Oni Press graphic novel 12 Reasons Why I Love Her was produced in collaboration with writer Jamie S. Rich. Their most recent team effort, the hardboiled crime graphic novel You Have Killed Me, was published by Oni in July 2009. Joelle has also contributed to Sexy Chix, Shojo Beat, Fables, Popgun, Portland Noir, Madman Atomic Comics #16, and other comic book publications, and she was the illustrator on the Minx/DC graphic novel Token, written by Alisa Kwitney and released in October of 2008. This is her first work for Lerner Publishing Group.

ISBN: 9780761350866
Imprint: Carolrhoda Books – Lerner Publishing Group
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2012
Dimensions: 137 x 210mm, 208pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $15.99
New Zealand RRP: $17.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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