by Doug TenNapel


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Cam's down-and-out father gives him a cardboard box for his birthday and he knows it's the worst present ever. So to make the best of a bad situation, they bend the cardboard into a man-and to their astonishment, it comes magically to life. But the neighborhood bully, Marcus, warps the powerful cardboard into his own evil creations that threaten to destroy them all!

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ISBN-13: 9780545418737
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/2012
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 109,447
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Doug TenNapel was raised in the town of Denair, California. In 1994, he created the popular Earthworm Jim. Doug's graphic novel GHOSTOPOLIS was a 2011 ALA Top Ten Great Graphic Novel for Teens, and his follow-up, BAD ISLAND, is a 2012 ALA Great Graphic Novels for Teens as well as one of School Library Journal's Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2011. Doug lives in Franklin, Tennessee.

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Cardboard 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Misha2219 More than 1 year ago
Purchased for my 10 year old son per his request. He read it in two days. Loved that he enjoys reading. I know that this is a book the school library recommended for his grade to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
george washington said “I like it”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was such a great book. I was so caught up in it I read it in three hours!
abbylibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another super imaginative, funny, and kinda creepy graphic novel from Doug TenNapel who's come to be one of my go-to graphic novel artists. When Cam's dad brings him an empty cardboard box for his birthday, the neighborhood bully Marcus has a field day making fun of Cam. But the joke's on Marcus because the cardboard isn't your ordinary cardboard - whatever you make from it comes to life! But when Marcus gets his hands on the magic cardboard and starts to make evil creatures from it, things soon spiral out of control. This is a strong graphic novel for middle schoolers and I love the humor as well as the adventure and creepy bits. Personally, I had a problem that the bully Marcus dresses goth when he's the evil bully and then cuts his hair and gets rid of the black nail polish at the end of the book, once he's had his change of heart and becomes good. Goth does not necessarily equal bad or mean, as the book seems to imply, and that marred the book for me a bit. That aside, this is a creative romp that I can only hope will lead to legions of kids creating people, monsters, and/or cities out of their own cardboard. :)
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book.