Friday, April 30, 2010

Blake Hoena - Cosmic Bounty Hunter

Cosmic Bounty Hunter


Intergalactic bounty hunter Lobo has a new job. The evil aliens Kalibak and Desaad have hired him to capture Superman — dead or alive! When Lobo finally wrangles the Man of Steel, the aliens aren't far behind. But they don't trust the bounty hunter and trap him beneath a force field with Superman. Lobo and the Last Son of Krypton must set aside their difference in order to escape or be imprisoned forever on the distant planet of Arkropolis.

Spotlight Striker


Carlos's uncle, a professional soccer player, is in the stands watching Carlos play. Normally, he has nerves of steel and lightning fast reflexes, but playing in front of his super-skilled uncle has Carlos tripping over his own feet. Will he succumb to the pressure or shine in the spotlight?

Blake A. Hoena grew up in central Wisconsin, where, in his youth, he wrote stories about robots conquering the Moon and trolls lumbering around in the woods behind his parents house, and the fact that the trolls were hunting for little boys had nothing to do with Blake’s pesky, younger brothers. His continuing desire to tell stories led him to Minnesota, where he pursued a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

A selection of Blake’s writing won the 2000 Robert Wright Award and his poetry has appeared in several literary journals. He’s also written more than thirty books for children, including graphic novel retellings of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Jack and the Beanstalk, and the Perseus and Medusa myth. Most recently, he’s been working on a series of graphic novels about two space alien brothers, Eek and Ack, who are determined to conquer our big blue home.


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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
"Smith’s full-color illustrations and Hoena’s narration rejuvenate the famously spooky legend of the 1800s.”—
School Library Journal

Perseus of Medusa
"A must read for mythology fans!”—Back to Books

Eek and Ack vs the Wolfman
"There’s an underpants scene, vomit, a washing machine spaceship, and two goofy looking aliens. How could kids not love this book?"
The Graphic Classroom

Jack and the Beanstalk
“With just a dash of slapstick humor and the tale’s inherent suspense, this is a grand opportunity to introduce young kids to the graphic format through a story they are already familiar with.”
— Booklist


Presenting "Creating Graphic Novels"
Young Writers' Conference
Winona, Minnesota
May 13th and 14th.

Presenting "Creating Graphic Novels"
Young Authors' /Young Artists' Conference
Rochester, Minnesota
May 19th and 20th.

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