Cici's Journal: The Adventures of a Writer-In-Training Read Online Free - Cici dreams of being a novelist. Her favorite subject: people, especially adults. She’s been watching them and taking notes. Everybody has one special secret, Cici figures, and if you want to write about people, you need to understand what’s hiding inside them. But now she’s discovered something truly strange: an old man who disappears into the forest every Sunday with huge pots of paint in all sorts of colors. What is he up to? Why does he look so sad when he comes back?
In a graphic novel interwoven with journal notes, scrapbook pieces, and doodles, Cici assembles clues about the odd and wonderful people she’s uncovered, even as she struggles to understand the mundane: her family and friends.
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March 20, 2017
Cici loves to read novels, comics, and science magazines. She would like to be a writer. Mrs. Forbes, Cici's former teacher, is now a local author. Mrs. Forbes begins to mentor Cici with meet-ups and suggested writing exercises to fuel Cici's burgeoning interest.
Mrs. Forbes recommends that Cici s...
November 15, 2017
A lovely book for young readers.
The illustrations are incredible. Actually, it’s the colouring that makes them so exceptional. If they had been in black and white, they would still have been charming, but not this admirable, so the colours the colourist used made all the difference her...
December 28, 2017
Cici is a young, would-be writer who loves to solve mysteries . . . very mild mysteries like where does that man go everyday with all those paint cans, and why does the old lady keep checking the same book out of the library. I'm guessing some readers will find this rather dull, but I was hooked....
February 28, 2017
This was a charming and fun read. It's highly appealing to school-age students since journals/diaries are all the rage right now. It's the perfect amount of Harriet the Spy meets Amelia's Notebooks. It was enjoyable and I loved how each story wrapped up with a happy ending for the 'mysterious' pe...
September 18, 2017
Cici's Journal is a gem of a graphic novel about a young aspiring author who is taking notes on the world under advisement of a local adult author who has taken Cici under her wing. As Cici keeps her journal, she stumbles upon 2 mysteries which she then investigates with her two best friends. The...
December 29, 2017
A really cute graphic novel that reminded me a bit of Harriet the Spy! I loved the illustrations and the three stories that it contained. A great read for middle schoolers! I'm hoping that the author will publish a second volume!
November 06, 2017
Cici dreams of being a famous writer someday, a novelist maybe! To start out, though, she's practicing by journaling like a reporter and finding mysteries in her small town.
The construction of the book was a fun amalgamation of comic book panels, handwritten journal entries, and photographs. Sinc...
October 07, 2017
Review based on a digital copy received via Netgalley.
Cici is a little girl of about 10-12 who lives with her mother. She has two close friends, Erica and Lena. Together, they have built a clubhouse; it is from this clubhouse that Cici carries out her investigations, with her friends’ help (somet...
November 02, 2017
CiCi's Journal: The Adventures of a Writer-in-Training by Joris Chamblain is currently scheduled for release on November 7 2017. Cici dreams of being a novelist. Her favorite subject: people, especially adults. She’s been watching them and taking notes. Everybody has one special secret, Cici figu...
October 23, 2017
This book actually includes two stories. I’ll review them separately.
“The Petrified Zoo”
Cici and her friends notice a man coming and going from the woods with paint all over him. Cici can’t let this mystery go. Eventually she finds out what the man is up to (view spoiler)[painting in animals at an abandone... (hide spoiler)]