* Junior Library Guild Selection
Introducing HILO a funny, action-packed, full-color new middle-grade graphic novel series that Bone creator Jeff Smith calls delightful.
D.J. and his friend Gina are totally normal kids. But that was before a mysterious boy came crashing down from the sky! Hilo doesn t know where he came from, or what he s doing on Earth. (Or why going to school in only your underwear is a bad idea!) . . . But what if Hilo wasn t the only thing to fall to our planet? Can the trio unlock the secrets of his past? Can Hilo survive a day at school? And are D.J. and Gina ready to save the world?
HILO is Calvin and Hobbes meets Big Nate and is just right for fans of Bone and comic books as well as laugh-out-loud school adventures like Jedi Academy and Wimpy Kid!
Praise for HILO
More giant robotic ants and people going 'Aaaah!' than in the complete works of Jane Austen Neil Gaiman, bestselling author
Every kid would love a pal like HILO, and every kid will love this book! Lincoln Peirce, bestselling author of the Big Nate series
HILO is delightful, silly, tender, and most importantly: funny. Jeff Smith, bestselling author of the Bone series
"Fast paced, furiously funny, and will have kids waiting on the edge of their seats for more." Jeffrey Brown, bestselling author of Jedi Academy
"I LOVE this book. And I'm not the only one. My 11-year old son loved it. And when my 7-year old daughter saw it, she picked it up and loved it too. Hilo is alive, actionpacked...and amazing fun. Not since Bone have I been this excited to see the launch of a series." Brad Meltzer, bestselling author The Fifth Assassin, Host The History Channel s Decoded
"HILO is loads of slapstick fun with a touch of tenderness that kids will love."--Dan Santat, Caldecott Medal Winner
"High energy and HILARIOUS!"--Gene Luen Yang, winner of the Printz and Eisner Awards, two time National Book Award Finalist
"A perfect book for any kid who ever needed a friend and then had one with superpowers fall from space. Seth Meyers, actor, comedian and writer
* "Universally appealing. A wholeheartedly weird and wonderful tale of friendship, acceptance, and robots." Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
* "Diverse characters, good friends, and humorous dialogue coupled with colorful illustrations and plenty of action makes this a must-have." School Library Journal, Starred Review
"The most enjoyable hero to hit the library shelves in years. Good clean laser-beams-coming-outta-your-hands fun for the whole family." http://blogs.slj.com/afuse8production/
HILO kept me flipping pages with its compelling mix of modern language and old-fashioned charm. There are some big themes at play here loyalty, outsiderdom and the tyranny of technology but, thanks to Winick's usual dose of humor and action, kids may find it suitable for their grownups. Armistead Maupin, bestselling author Tales Of The City series, The Night Listener.