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

Cici's Journal: The Adventures of a Writer-In-Training Review

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
Edition Language:English

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Fran

    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 ...

  • Lola  Reviewer

    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 b...

  • First Second Books

    Cici dreams of being a novelist. Her favorite subject: people, especially adults. She’s been watching them and taking notes. Cici’s Journal is interwoven with journal notes, scrapbook pieces, and ...

  • Melki

    Cici is a young, would-be writer who loves to solve mysteries . . . very mild mysteries like where does that man go everyday with all those paint cans, and why does the old lady keep checking the same...

  • Amanda

    Oh my, I loved this! I could tell it would be my type of book when I read the dedication "to the little hidden message that slept for fifty years in a treasure chest, before a little boy could discove...

  • Darcy Roar

    A lovely set of mysteries for kids. Cici is a feisty and fun character with plenty of rough edges to explore. Her friends tend to get drug along on mystery solving expeditions whether they like it or ...

  • Mary

    Should appeal to Brian Selznick readers....

  • Harker

    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 boo...

  • Allison

    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. I...

  • cookiemonger

    The art is lovely and it’s a nice idea, but overall it lacks substance. The writing is only ‘okay’ and it manages to take a pretty basic premise and deliver a muddy execution.While reading, I co...