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Author Ross, Mikaël, 1984- author.

Title The thud / Mikael Ross ; translated by Nika Knight.

Publication Info. Seattle, Washington : Fantagraphics Books, Inc., [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Teen  TEEN GRAPHIC ROSS    Check Shelf
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Graphic Novels  GRAPHIC NOVEL ROSS    Check Shelf
Description 123 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Note Original German title: Der umfall, ©2018.
Summary When Noel's mother has a stroke, his world is turned upside down. Especially when a man comes, who tells Noel that he can't stay in the only home he's ever known. He has to move from his apartment and his city to some kind of care facility, in a town he's never heard of. For the first time, Noel is on his own. Who can he trust? Who can he love? There is a village in Germany called Neuerkerode that is largely populated and run by people with developmental disabilities -- the local restaurant, the local bar, the local supermarket. It's a beautiful, even incredible place -- and it's where The Thud takes place. In 2016, cartoonist Mikael Ross began visiting Neuerkerode. Over the course of two years, Ross learned about the people who live there and listened to their stories. As Neuerkerode Protestant Foundation Director Rudiger Becker has stated, Out of this has arisen a powerful piece of literature that depicts, with a rarely seen intensity and authenticity, the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. Told from Noel's perspective with humor and empathy, The Thud offers a rare window into the life of a boy living with developmental disabilities. In doing so, Ross has crafted an enchanting story that helps us understand the often misunderstood.
Awards Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
Subject Developmentally disabled children -- Germany -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Group homes for the developmentally disabled -- Germany -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Mothers and sons -- Germany -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Cerebral ischemia -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Developmentally disabled children -- Germany -- Juvenile fiction.
Group homes for the developmentally disabled -- Germany -- Juvenile fiction.
Mothers and sons -- Germany -- Juvenile fiction.
Cerebral ischemia -- Juvenile fiction.
Cartoons and comics.
Genre/Form Graphic novels.
Comics (Graphic works)
Added Author Knight, Nika, translator.
Added Title Der umfall. English
ISBN 9781683964063 (paperback)
1683964063 (paperback)
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