The Peerless Prodigies of P.T. Barnum

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Local author Jillian Lerner brought a few copies of her new book by the shop the other day, and it rules.

She’s super friendly and works at UBC. I once flunked a course at UBC and the place gives me the creeps, but that didn’t stop me from cracking open “The Peerless Prodigies of P.T. Barnum”, a collaboration she did with Marc Olivent. It’s a book about a young man desperate to meet his heroes in the big city; an experience of teen fandom that most of us can relate to.

Olivent’s slippery steampunk illustrations bring the tale to life and engage readers of all ages. Sick.

— Will

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