“Cory is not thrilled to be tutored by Sunna. After he sees her sweet yo-yo skills, they strike a deal: if he makes it through studying, she’ll teach him another trick. Galligan’s new original book is full of style, humor, and friendship!”
— Andrew King, Secret Garden Bookshop, Seattle, WA
Praise for Freestyle:
Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year
Washington Post Best Book of the Year
Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
American Library Association Best Graphic Novel for Children
American Booksellers Association Indie Next Pick
Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
Recipient of four starred reviews
★ "The cartooning instincts on display are superb, always making room for setting, emotion, movement, and color for great visual variety... This inviting, heartfelt story will get readers into the groove of self-expression and lasting friendships." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
★ “Galligan’s timing -- both comedic and emotional -- is impeccable, and dynamic paneling paired with vibrant technicolor hues artfully complement the flow and energy of the Eight Bitz’s routines and Sunna’s yo-yo prowess… A thoughtfully rendered portrayal of friendship, growth, and joyful self-expression.” -- Publishers Weekly, starred review
★ “A visually kinetic, emotionally complex story of finding a sense of self while navigating relationships and expectations. Fun and full of heart.” -- School Library Journal, starred review
★ “Galligan’s crisp, bouncy, cartoonlike style captures the story’s constant motion, making for a fast-paced visual experience with yo-yo strings or b-boying limbs constantly busting out of panels.” -- The Horn Book, starred review
"Fans of Galligan's Baby-sitters Club comics will find similar themes of friendship and community in this engaging story, beautifully colored in candy hues by Czap." -- Booklist
"Kids who like graphic novels will enjoy this story of friends working through challenges." -- Kid Reporter Shaan Glazer, TIME for Kids
"Brilliant... Readers will build visual literacy skills and encounter well-developed diverse characters. They will also get swept up in Galligan's amazing storytelling, achieved through expert use of the format. A must-purchase." -- School Library Connection
Situated on the main street of the historic Delaware Riverfront town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, Farley’s Bookshop and its knowledgeable, experienced staff have endeavored to satisfy the literary tastes of the area inhabitants for over fifty years. Whether you are Bucks County born-and-bred or just stopping by to enjoy the crisp river air and delightful scenery, you will be pleasantly surprised to find the largest and most diverse collection of books-in-print in Bucks County. Farley’s may have competition, but it has few peers. We encourage you to browse our website, but please remember that getting acquainted with our online persona is no substitute for exploring the narrow passageways and teeming shelves of our storefront and discovering that perfect book nestled amongst so many others.
New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools.
In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:
New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.