Cici's Journal: The Adventures of a Writer-In-Training by Joris Chamblain

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Read Cici's Journal: The Adventures of a Writer-In-Training Online Free - Cici dreams of being a novelist. Her favorite subject: people, especially adults. She’s been watching them and taking notes. Everybody has one special secret, Cici figures, and if you want to write about people, you need to understand what’s hiding inside them. But now she’s discovered something truly strange: an old man who disappears into the forest every Sunday with huge pots of paint in all sorts of colors. What is he up to? Why does he look so sad when he comes back?

In a graphic novel interwoven with journal notes, scrapbook pieces, and doodles, Cici assembles clues about the odd and wonderful people she’s uncovered, even as she struggles to understand the mundane: her family and friends.

Title : Cici's Journal: The Adventures of a Writer-In-Training
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ISBN : 162672248X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 0 pages


Fran rated it ★★★★★

March 20, 2017

Cici loves to read novels, comics, and science magazines. She would like to be a writer. Mrs. Forbes, Cici's former teacher, is now a local author. Mrs. Forbes begins to mentor Cici with meet-ups and suggested writing exercises to fuel Cici's burgeoning interest. Mrs. Forbes recommends that Cici s...

Lola rated it ★★★☆☆

November 15, 2017

3.5 stars. A lovely book for young readers. The illustrations are incredible. Actually, it’s the colouring that makes them so exceptional. If they had been in black and white, they would still have been charming, but not this admirable, so the colours the colourist used made all the difference her...

Allison rated it ★★★★☆

February 28, 2017

This was a charming and fun read. It's highly appealing to school-age students since journals/diaries are all the rage right now. It's the perfect amount of Harriet the Spy meets Amelia's Notebooks. It was enjoyable and I loved how each story wrapped up with a happy ending for the 'mysterious' pe...

Becky rated it ★★★★☆

September 18, 2017

Cici's Journal is a gem of a graphic novel about a young aspiring author who is taking notes on the world under advisement of a local adult author who has taken Cici under her wing. As Cici keeps her journal, she stumbles upon 2 mysteries which she then investigates with her two best friends. The...

Harker rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 06, 2017

Cici dreams of being a famous writer someday, a novelist maybe! To start out, though, she's practicing by journaling like a reporter and finding mysteries in her small town. The construction of the book was a fun amalgamation of comic book panels, handwritten journal entries, and photographs. Sinc...

Chris rated it ★★★★☆

October 07, 2017

Review based on a digital copy received via Netgalley. Cici is a little girl of about 10-12 who lives with her mother. She has two close friends, Erica and Lena. Together, they have built a clubhouse; it is from this clubhouse that Cici carries out her investigations, with her friends’ help (somet...

Sharon rated it ★★★★☆

November 02, 2017

CiCi's Journal: The Adventures of a Writer-in-Training by Joris Chamblain is currently scheduled for release on November 7 2017. Cici dreams of being a novelist. Her favorite subject: people, especially adults. She’s been watching them and taking notes. Everybody has one special secret, Cici figu...

Becky rated it ★★★★☆

October 23, 2017

This book actually includes two stories. I’ll review them separately. “The Petrified Zoo” **** Cici and her friends notice a man coming and going from the woods with paint all over him. Cici can’t let this mystery go. Eventually she finds out what the man is up to (view spoiler)[painting in animals at an abandone... (hide spoiler)]

Jade rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 11, 2017

Loved that this new graphic novel encourages budding female writers, women mentoring women in careers, and a girl fully committed to and unembarrassed by her passion. The artwork was intricately detailed and the coloring in particular was so lovely. Cici learned a lot about brainstorming, overcom...

Stephanie rated it ★★★★☆

November 21, 2017

Cici, who wants to be an author, tells her journal all about the people she observes. She likes to figure out people's lives and solve the mystery of what is behind what she sees. So, this graphic novel's framework is a narrative journal, which is fleshed out by graphic illustration. Two stories,...

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