Cheshire Crossing

Cheshire Crossing

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What happens to Alice when she comes back from Wonderland? Wendy from Neverland? Dorothy from Oz? The three meet here, at Cheshire Crossing -- a boarding school where girls like them learn how to cope with their supernatural experiences and harness their magical world-crossing powers. But the trio -- now teenagers, who've had their fill of meddling authority figures -- aren't content to sit still in a classroom. Soon they're dashing from one universe to the next, leaving havoc in their wake -- and, inadvertently, bringing the Wicked Witch and Hook together in a deadly supervillain love match. To stop them, the girls will have to draw on all of their powers... and marshal a team of unlikely allies from across the magical multiverse.
Publisher: New York :, Ten Speed Press,, [2019]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780399582073
Branch Call Number: TEEN GRAPHIC WEI
Characteristics: 117 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Andersen, Sarah - Illustrator

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Herbivore_Reader
Nov 22, 2020

A fun read. The creative idea of linking the stories of Dorothy, Alice, and Wendy--and the parallel universes each enter in their own classic stories--is well worth it. With the compelling art of Sarah Anderson, Andy Weir shows she's capable of a quite different mode of storytelling than his 2011 book, The Martian. My favorite (always) are the flying monkeys.

The book may disappoint Oz, Wonderland, and Neverland purists. (One such person in my family lamented that the backstory for the flying monkeys as being bound to the Witch's hat was ignored.) Weir overlooks some of this level of detail in each of these stories to craft his own, but he adds other layers, such as making Dorothy a person of color and adding to the personality of each character as they aged since the original books. Hard-core fans of any of these universes would have liked a little exploration of these original cannons and how they might connect into one multi-verse.

I look forward to more in this vain now that all of these classic stories with female heroes are in the public domain.

SAPL_Teens Nov 18, 2020

Cheshire Crossing is an amazing mash-up graphic novel where Dorothy, Alice and Wendy all end up together... but only briefly. They move in and out of their worlds and get into a lot of trouble. There was a lot of action in this book which I was not expecting and it totally had me HOOKED. I think young teens and old teens would like this graphic novel. My only suggestion to the author would be to make it longer because I wanted to know what happened next. 5/5 stars - SAPL Read It & Review Contributor

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violet_bat_844
Aug 07, 2020

there is some language

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CaswellFamily
Jul 24, 2020

My kiddo read this 3 times in a row.

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The_Zookeeper
Feb 16, 2020

If you like character mashups, you might like this webtoon turned graphic novel. The art is super fun and the characters, for the most part, likable.

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mikejgarrison
Sep 29, 2019

If you have read the (now very old) webcomics, you will be pleased to hear that while the story is the same, the art is so, so, so, so much better. Some of the dialog has been refreshed, too.

The ending is in about the same place as the webcomics ended, but with slightly more resolution. It's still not a finished story, though. But despite that, it's a fun story.

It's been made a little more "family friendly". There are still a few jokes and references that adults and teens will understand but kids won't; however, they are now a little more subtle. Mostly. (Alice, Dorothy, and Wendy are not children in this story.)

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booknrrd
Aug 20, 2019

Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Alice from Alice in Wonderland, and Wendy from Peter Pan meet up at a special boarding school and havoc ensues when they visit each other's fictional worlds.

This was a clever idea, but the execution fell flat for me. I enjoyed the illustrations though.

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kwylie04
Aug 13, 2019

What happens after Alice left Wonderland? When Wendy returned from Neverland? When Dorothy clicked her heels to come home? What impact did their adventures have on their subsequent lives? Cheshire Crossing answers all of these questions with aplomb!

This is a delightful crossover of three well known stories. Andy Weir weaves a fascinating adventure with these three protagonists and the chaos they can inspire! A very fun read!

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STPLKidsCauseway Jan 07, 2021

STPLKidsCauseway thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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kwylie04
Aug 14, 2019

kwylie04 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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