Sanity & Tallulah
Sanity & Tallulah

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Series: Sanity & Tallulah Vol. 1   

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Annotation: Sanity and Tallulah are best friends on a dilapidated space station at the end of the galaxy. When Sanity's adorably monstrous lab creation escapes to wreak havoc, the girls have to scramble to save their home.
Catalog Number: #171649
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Publisher: Hyperion
Copyright Date: 2018
Edition Date: 2018
Pages: 225 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 1-368-02280-4 Perma-Bound: 0-7804-3242-8
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-1-368-02280-4 Perma-Bound: 978-0-7804-3242-0
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2017056156
Dimensions: 21 cm.
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Language: English
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ALA Booklist
Sanity and Tallulah are two girls growing up on a racially integrated but very out-of-the-way space station. Sanity, a girl of color, is the brainy, science-minded friend who engineers a three-headed cat as a pet. Tallulah, half-white and half-latina, is the more impulsive but highly supportive friend. When the experimental cat escapes, things start to go wrong on the station. Facing trouble from the station director, who happens to be Sanity's dad, the girls investigate and learn that there's something much more serious d space station threatening ing on. Relying on the methodical but suspenseful investigation of the mystery, this is dense with dialogue and limited in furious action, and is consequently a recommendation that readers, thankfully, won't toss off in one quick sitting. This more thoughtful pace proves a welcome homage to intelligent problem-solving, perseverance, and loyalty. It's all invitingly envisioned with button-eyed characters in distinctive hairstyles and fashions inhabiting a convincingly down-to-earth space station and colored in a limited, muted palette that grounds this future and makes even more accessible.
Horn Book
Besties Sanity Jones and Tallulah Vega live on boring, isolated Wilnick SS. When Sanity's lab-grown three-headed kitten gets loose and functions on the space station stop working, the friends must find the kitten, the culprit, and a way to save their home. This graphic novel has sharp, limited-palette art, and its simple plot is elevated by charismatic protagonists and a creative sci-fi world.
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Gr 36 Tweens Sanity Jones and Tallulah Vega are best friends who live on the space station Wilnik and spend their time causing mischief. When Sanity, a gifted scientist, creates a three-headed kitten named Princess Sparkle, Destroyer of Worlds without permission and Tallulah helps cover it up, their parents are none too happy. Even worse, the kitten escapes and their space station begins to break down, possibly as a result of their furry friend wreaking havoc on the ship's already run-down interior. Sanity and Tallulah are relatable and well rounded, with an equally strong supporting cast filled with diverse characters. The plot moves quickly, and the high jinks will grab readers' attention. The muted palette of blues and reds works well for the outer space setting, and the artwork is clean, engaging, and easy to follow. Happily, the ending promises more shenanigans with the duo. VERDICT Fans of fast-paced sci-fi graphic novels such as Zita the Spacegirl , as well as readers interested in humor, will be drawn to the plucky pair. Ellen Conlin, Naperville Public Library, IL
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Word Count: 11,726
Reading Level: 3.9
Interest Level: 3-6
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 3.9 / points: 2.0 / quiz: 199077 / grade: Middle Grades
Lexile: GN530L
Guided Reading Level: W
Fountas & Pinnell: W

Sanity Jones and Tallulah Vega are best friends on Wilnick, the dilapidated space station they call home at the end of the galaxy. So naturally, when gifted scientist Sanity uses her lab skills and energy allowance to create a definitely-illegal-but-impossibly-cute three-headed kitten, she has to show Tallulah. But Princess, Sparkle, Destroyer of Worlds is a bit of a handful, and it isn't long before the kitten escapes to wreak havoc on the space station. The girls will have to turn Wilnick upside down to find her, but not before causing the whole place to evacuate! Can they save their home before it's too late?

Readers will be over the moon for this rollicking space adventure by debut author Molly Brooks.


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