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Ashes : A Firefighter's Tale
by Mario Candelaria and Karl Slominski


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  • Matt always had an easygoing life. Girls liked him, his friends were more like family, and being a firefighter came naturally. Then the accident happened. Now, after the loss of his leg, Matt struggles to cope with his new handicap as he attempts to rebuild his shattered family and once budding career.  Read more...

 
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Overview
  • Matt always had an easygoing life. Girls liked him, his friends were more like family, and being a firefighter came naturally. Then the accident happened. Now, after the loss of his leg, Matt struggles to cope with his new handicap as he attempts to rebuild his shattered family and once budding career.
  • A riveting tale about perseverance, hard work, and overcoming the odds, Ashes is not to be missed.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781940878034
  • ISBN-10: 1940878039
  • Publisher: Z2 Comics
  • Publish Date: November 2015
  • Page Count: 144
  • Reading Level: Ages 13-16
  • Dimensions: 10.3 x 6.5 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds


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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-10-19
  • Reviewer: Staff

Candelaria and Slominski tell a tale of courage, tragedy, and fortitude in this enjoyable book. Matt is a fire fighteran excellent, committed, and particularly brave one with a hefty promotion waiting for him. But his future is snatched away when an accident leaves him with one leg and a long road to recovery. Matt himself is a warm, engaging lead that readers will take to immediately. Writer Candelaria has a particular gift for portraying the kind of casual banter friendships are built upona type of dialogue that many writers struggle with and often fail to perfect. Slominksis art is the books greatest strength: its dynamism, expression, and dense use of inks bring the story to life. The book is perhaps a little too pat: as harrowing as Matts injury is, nothing ever feels truly at stake given the storys pervading sense of goodwill and perseverance. Indeed, an 11th-hour rescue on the Staten Island Ferry nearly plunges the tale into utter schmaltz. But this book remains a worthwhile read, perfect for any fan of everyday heroism. (Oct.)

 
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