It takes two to DUEL

It takes two to DUEL

Within the subsequent mid-level graphic novel Duel by Jessica Bagley And Aaron Bagleya rivalry between two sisters results in a fencing duel through which everybody of their college will get swept away!

Duel is slated for launch in fall 2023 by Simon & Schuster. Nevertheless, you’ll be able to take a primary take a look at DuelThe quilt of (and a peek inside) right here, at present at The Beat!

On guard

Right here is the outline of Duel from the writer:

“A sibling rivalry culminates in a fencing duel on this humorous and shifting debut graphic novel that is certain to please Raina Telgemeier and Shannon Hale readers.

“Lucy, a sixth grader, loves fantasy novels and is model new to center college. GiGi is the undisputed queen bee of eighth grade (and every little thing else she does). They’ve just one factor in widespread: fencing. Oh, and so they’re sisters. They by no means obtained alongside very effectively, however ever since their father died, it looks as if they’ve all the time been at one another’s throats.

“When GiGi humiliates Lucy within the cafeteria on the primary day of faculty, Lucy snaps and challenges GiGi to a excessive sibling duel. If GiGi wins, Lucy guarantees to avoid GiGi; if Lucy wins, GiGi will cease teasing Lucy for good. However after their scene within the cafeteria, the 2 ladies are on skinny ice with the headmaster and their mother. Lucy has stopped working towards fencing after the dying of their fencer father and must return to her type of struggle in secret or she’ll be in large hassle.And GiGi has to behave completely or threat getting kicked out of the fencing crew.

“Because the clock ticks right down to the ladies’ fencing match, the anticipation grows. Their college is break up into GiGi and Lucy factions, with t-shirts declaring the kids’s allegiances. The 2 sisters are decided to triumph. However will profitable the duel imply additional fracturing their household?

And listed here are the small print on the husband and spouse crew behind Duel:

“Jessixa Bagley is a youngsters’s e-book author-illustrator with a background in wonderful artwork and comics. His work has been featured in publications corresponding to New American Work, The Chicago Reader, Nickelodeon journalAnd Journal Highlights. His first image e-book, boats for daddy, has acquired quite a few awards and accolades, together with the 2016 SCBWI Golden Kite Award for Image Ebook Textual content and a 2016 Washington State Ebook Award. His Image Ebook laundry day acquired a 2018 Ezra Jack Keats Honor Award for Writing. A lot of his image books are additionally Junior Library Guild choices. In her work, she is drawn to animals and emotional themes usually impressed by her personal experiences. Jessixa additionally teaches and speaks about writing and illustration. She usually illustrates for different writers and collaborates artistically together with her husband, Aaron Bagley. Jessixa lives in Seattle together with her husband and son.

“Aaron Bagley is a human man who attracts for a dwelling. He enjoys drawing what he observes (folks, boats, cats) and what he experiences (goals, emotions, life occasions). His work has been featured in The Virginia Quarterly Overview, the stranger, The Seattle Weekly, The Seattle Ebook Overview, and way more. Above all, Aaron enjoys collaborating together with his spouse, Jessixa. Collectively they created an image e-book Vincent comes residence and mid-level graphic novel Duel.”


You may learn an summary of Duel proper under this text.

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