From the Series Dead Max Comix
Derrick Hollis is a 7th grader at Zachary Taylor Middle School and an aspiring cartoonist, too shy to show his work to anybody but his best friend Doug. When his dog Max dies, Derrick is left devastated. But then Max returns from the other side and starts to give Derrick advice. Derrick could use it, especially when it comes to affairs of the heart and standing up to bullies. When Derrick is too scared to ask his crush Kim to the Spring Fling, Max tells Derrick to “dog up!” and shake his tail on the dance floor. Will Dead Max be good for Derrick or lead him astray?
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Genre||Fiction, Graphic Novels|
|Category||Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||Red Chair Press|
|Imprint||Red Chair Press|
|Number of Pages||64|
“. . . [A] fun premise . . .”—Kirkus Reviews
Author, Illustrator: Dana Sullivan
Dana Sullivan grew up in Southern California drawing on every piece of paper he could find. He now teaches picture book and graphic novel classes near Seattle, where he lives with his wife and two dogs.
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Dead Max Comix
Middle school can be a survival of “fitting-in,” at best. In Dead Max Comix, Derrick discovers that his secrets aren’t really unusual. This series offers a light-hearted touch at accepting yourself and finding your own “pack.” View available downloads →