The Mystery Boxes : Seven Graphic Stories
(Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.

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An anthology of short graphic works by such artists as Kazu Kibuishi, Dave Roman, and Raina Telgemeier, all on the theme of a mysterious box and the marvels, or mayhem, inside.
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Kazu Kibuishi ; [text and illustrations by Emily Carroll ... et al.]
Title: Explorer
the mystery boxes : seven graphic stories
Publisher: New York :, Amulet Books,, 2012
Characteristics: 126 p. :,chiefly col. ill. ;,23 cm.
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Report This Jan 31, 2014
  • oliveTheArtist rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

@ smcole03, i agree. i really like kazu kibuishi's books. they are my fave. also i read all the amulet books really enjoyed it its about a girl named emma her dad dies in a car accident even though she and her mom and brother survive when they get to their new home it's very big and mysterious she gets sucked into their basement by this creepy monster with her mom and bro they find out it's actually another mystical world she finds an amulet along the way but she can't let it start 2 control her or it's all over and she'll turn into a creepy corpse will she save the kingdom or will darkness rise over

you guys should try kazu kibuishi's amulet series i read all available in the world and it is great

Kazu Kibuishi edits and contributes one evocative, open-ended story to this Amulet-related anthology. Explorer: The Mystery Boxes features 7 tales in a wide range of art and storytelling styles. Great intro to new authors and artists.

Report This Jan 10, 2013
  • klutzrick rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Kazu Kibuishi's follow-up anthology to the award-winning Flight series, Explorer: The Mystery Boxes continues in much the same vein with an eclectic mix of beautiful stories geared toward readers of all ages. While the seven shorts, all centered around mysterious boxes, feature excellent art and superior storytelling, several of the tales excel. The creepy opening contribution "Under the Floorboards" by Emily Carroll, the clever "The Keeper's Treasure" by Jason Caffoe, Rad Sechrist's charming "The Butter Thief," and Kibuishi's foreboding "The Escape Option" showcase some of the best of the form.

Report This Oct 16, 2012
  • theorbys rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A nice little anthology, readable and entertaining, that showcases some talented people. No more, no less.

Report This Jul 31, 2012
  • Yavril rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Kudos to the various Authors of this book. Seven great stories.


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Report This Jul 31, 2012
  • Yavril rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book contains 7 different stories to do with boxes. The first story is about a girl with a clay doll that is alive. Story number 2 is about a boy who finds a magical box in his closet. The 3rd story is about an adolescent boy who is searching for treasure. The 4th story is about a butter stealing spirit. Story number 5 is about a girl seeking revenge for the death of her father. The 6th story is about aliens! And the 7th and final story is about a teenager named James who needs to help save planet Earth. 7 amazing stories put together in one book.

Report This May 23, 2012
  • kidlit rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Different authors create a story all around the idea of "What could be in that box?"


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