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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.
  • Multi-layered female protagonist, and strong male characters and action-filled story with high boy appeal.
  • Learning self-sufficiency in a post-civilized world is popular with science fiction readers.

About the author

Comic book author and video game writer Dan Jolley has created work for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and TokyoPop and for game developers including Activision and Ubisoft. He is also the author of several Graphic Myths and Legends titles including Odysseus, Pig ling (a Korean Cinderella story), and The Hero Twins: Against the Lords of Death (a Mayan myth). Among his Twisted Journeys® titles are Vampire Hunt, Escape from Pyramid X, and Agent Mongoose and the Hypno-Beam Scheme. Dan wrote My Boyfriend Bites, the third book in the My Boyfriend Is a Monster series, and also scripts storylines and dialogue for video games such as Transformers: War for Cybertron and Prototype 2. He lives in Georgia with his wife Tracy and four cats.

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: 9780761356349
Imprint: Lerner PG - Graphic Universe
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: January 1, 2012
Dimensions: 152 x 216mm, 128pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $15.99
New Zealand RRP: $17.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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