Cici's Journal by Joris Chamblain

Cici's Journal

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...


Details Cici's Journal

TitleCici's Journal
ISBN9781626722484
Author
Release DateNov 7th, 2017
PublisherFirst Second
LanguageEnglish
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Childrens, Middle Grade, Mystery, Comics, Art
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Reviews Cici's Journal

  • Fran
    2017-03-20
    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 start with a personal diary or journal. She is encouraged to observe people, imagine their lives, guess their innermost feelings, then create an adventure...
  • Lola Reviewer
    2017-11-15
    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 here.Cici wants to become a writer, because she loves stories. She especially loves to find stories in people she doesn’t know—people she describes as...
  • Melki
    2017-12-28
    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 book out of the library. I'm guessing some readers will find this rather dull, but I was hooked.This was translated from a French series, and the artwork has a charming, very European feel to it.Most enjoyable.
  • Allison
    2017-02-28
    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' people Cici sleuthed on.
  • Becky
    2017-06-26
    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. Their journeys lead Cici to solve two heart-warming mysteries about an elderly painter and a lonely widow that elementary/early middle school kids will real...
  • Natalie
    2017-03-02
    A really cute graphic novel that reminded me a bit of Harriet the Spy! I loved the illustrations and the three stories that it contained. A great read for middle schoolers! I'm hoping that the author will publish a second volume!
  • Harker
    2017-11-06
    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. Since this was an arc there were some panels that were harder to see than others, such as the photographs, but the general layout gave a good impression of w...
  • Chris
    2017-10-07
    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 (sometimes willing, sometimes not). Cici longs to be an author and has made friends with a famous author living in her neighborhood. Her mother seems a bit s...
  • Sharon Tyler
    2017-11-02
    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 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 ...