I loved hearing the Minotaur's side of the story: "See, when I was young, it was hard to meet people my own age, being stuck in the middle of a giant death maze and all." The book is infused with this dry humor and often satirizes the magical boarding school genre. My favorite character is the demon that ends up trapped in Antimony's stuffed animal and bound to her will. Siddell plays on the inherent comedy of his situation like a virtuoso. The ever-optimistic robot comes in a close second. Then there's the shadow creature...so many great characters! I'd give this to fans of fantasy and humor.
Gunnerkrigg Court by Thomas Siddell
4th - 6th grade
Tags: Comics, Fantasy, Humor, School Stories