Hotel dare

Terry Blas

Book - 2019

"Olive and her adopted siblings, Darwin and Charlotte, are spending the summer with their estranged grandma at her creepy hotel and it's all work and no play. They're stuck inside doing boring chores but they soon stumble upon an incredible secret... The simple turn of a knob transports them to a distant magical world filled with space pirates. Behind the next door are bearded wizards. Down the hall is a doorway to a cotton-candied kingdom. But once the doors are opened, worlds st...art colliding, and only one family can save them before they tear themselves apart."--Back cover.

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Subjects
Genres
Action and adventure comics
Horror comics
Science fiction comics
Fantasy comics
Graphic novels
Published
Los Angeles, CA : KaBOOM! a division of Boom Entertainment, Inc [2019]
Language
English
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN
9781684152056
1684152054
Main Author
Terry Blas (author)
Other Authors
Claudia Aguirre (illustrator), Mike Fiorentino (letterer)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Charlotte, Darwin, and their recently adopted sister, Olive, are spending the summer with their grandmother, Mamá Lupe, and helping her fix up her tumbledown hotel in Mexico. While sneaking around her office, they find a strange artifact that opens glowing magenta doorways to other worlds. Gradually, the three siblings realize that Mamá Lupe knows far more about the portals and the artifacts than they originally thought, and their family history, including some unspoken tensions between their father and grandmother, is inextricably tied to the hotel and its interdimensional doorways. Blas and Aguirre build a lush, dynamic fantasy world that playfully spoofs classic adventure tropes and provides plenty of opportunities for tense action. Olive, Charlotte, and Darwin are refreshingly varied in body shape and skin tone, and they have compelling backstories, though these occasionally get swallowed by the fast-paced revealing of secrets and high-stakes action. Aguirre's cinematic page layouts and artwork, featuring exaggerated figure designs, a lush palette of saturated jewel tones, and plenty of luminescent lens flare, perfectly match the fantasy-adventure atmosphere. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

When Olive and her adopted siblings spend the summer with their estranged grandmother at her creepy hotel, they stumble upon a secret door that holds a portal to distant magical worlds filled with space pirates, wizards, and a cotton-candied kingdom.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

It's not your typical family vacation when Olive, and her adopted siblings Darwin and Charlotte find themselves falling into other worlds as they explore Grandma Lupé's strange hotel.OPEN THE DOOR. ADVENTURE AWAITS. Olive and her adopted siblings Charlotte and Darwin are spending the summer with their estranged grandma at her creepy hotel and it's all work and no play. They're stuck inside doing boring chores but they soon stumble upon an incredible secret... Behind each room door of the hotel lies a portal to a different strange and mysterious place. The simple turn of a knob transports them to a distant magical world filled with space pirates. Behind the next door are bearded wizards. Down the hall is a doorway to a cotton-candied kingdom. But once the doors are opened, worlds start colliding, and only one family can save them before they tear themselves apart. Written by Terry Blas (The Amazing World of Gumball) and illustrated by the talented Claudia Aguirre (Kim & Kim), this world-hopping fantasy tale breaks down the door to imagination and dares you to embrace the idea that family is everything.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

It's not your typical family vacation when Olive, and her adopted siblings Darwin and Charlotte find themselves falling into other worlds as they explore Grandma Lupé's strange hotel.OPEN THE DOOR. ADVENTURE AWAITS. Olive and her adopted siblings Charlotte and Darwin are spending the summer with their estranged grandma at her creepy hotel and it's all work and no play. They're stuck inside doing boring chores but they soon stumble upon an incredible secret... Behind each room door of the hotel lies a portal to a different strange and mysterious place. The simple turn of a knob transports them to a distant magical world filled with space pirates. Behind the next door are bearded wizards. Down the hall is a doorway to a cotton-candied kingdom. But once the doors are opened, worlds start colliding, and only one family can save them before they tear themselves apart. Written by Terry Blas (The Amazing World of Gumball) and illustrated by the talented Claudia Aguirre (Kim & Kim), this world-hopping fantasy tale breaks down the door to imagination and dares you to embrace the idea that family is everything.