Cici's Journal: The Adventures of a Writer-In-Training

Cici's Journal: The Adventures of a Writer-In-Training

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 hug Cici dreams of being a novelist. Her favorite subject: people, especially adults. She?s been watching them and ta...

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Title:Cici's Journal: The Adventures of a Writer-In-Training
Author:Joris Chamblain
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:162672248X
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:150 pages pages

Cici's Journal: The Adventures of a Writer-In-Training Reviews

  • Mary
    Mar 03, 2018
    Should appeal to Brian Selznick readers. ...
  • Cindy Hudson
    Dec 13, 2017
    Cici knows she?d like to be a writer when she grows up. ?My trick for telling stories,? she says, ?is to observe people, to imagine their lives, their secrets.? To hone her skills at observation, she keeps a journal to capture her thoughts about the people around her. What sh...
  • Barbara
    Jan 09, 2018
    I'm wavering between a 3 and a 4 for this graphic novel, originally published in France so it's a 3.5 for me. Like many youngsters, Cici has ambitions of being a writer, and one of her neighbors, Mrs. Flores, is a published author. The older woman takes her under her wing and offers he...
  • Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
    Jul 13, 2018
    Mystery, friendship, conflict resolution, writing....so much going on (in a good way) with this graphic novel. ...
  • Amanda
    Feb 21, 2018
    Oh my, I loved this! I could tell it would be my type of book when I read the dedication "to the little hidden message that slept for fifty years in a treasure chest, before a little boy could discover it..." Makes me want to leave secret messages for my descendants to find, I love thi...
  • Nori
    Jun 11, 2018
    Probably my favorite contemporary middle grade graphic novel. So so good! I want more! ...
  • First Second Books
    Nov 08, 2017
    Cici dreams of being a novelist. Her favorite subject: people, especially adults. She?s been watching them and taking notes. Cici?s Journal is interwoven with journal notes, scrapbook pieces, and doodles, Cici assembles clues about the odd and wonderful people she?s uncovered, ev...
  • Natalie
    Mar 02, 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! ...
  • Sharon Tyler
    Nov 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 secr...
  • Kim
    Sep 15, 2018
    THIS is why I continue to read books out of my comfort zone. I am not a fan of either Middle-Grade books or Graphic novels and this book fits solidly in both of those categories, but it was a surprisingly moving and entertaining. The emotions illustrated on the faces were palpable. Of ...
  • Kristin
    Jan 26, 2018
    Cici's Journal collects the first two installments of the French series: The Petrified Zoo and Hector's Book in one volume. The art is warm and lovely, especially in the second story, but you need to slog through six pages of text journal entries to get to the first page of it. All ...
  • Melki
    Dec 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 ...
  • Darcy Roar
    Apr 04, 2018
    A lovely set of mysteries for kids. Cici is a feisty and fun character with plenty of rough edges to explore. Her friends tend to get drug along on mystery solving expeditions whether they like it or not which leads to some infighting & character growth opportunities. The Cici/Mom ...
  • Kailey (BooksforMKs)
    Sep 04, 2018
    Cici loves a good mystery! When she and her friends see an old man lugging paint cans through the forest, Cici will do anything to unravel the enigma of the painter. But when she ignores her friends, lies to her mother, and takes advantage of her writing mentor, Cici could lose everyon...
  • Allison
    Feb 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 'mys...
  • Harker
    Nov 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 ph...
  • Chris
    Oct 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 frien...
  • Becky
    Jun 26, 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 f...
  • Fran
    Mar 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 recomme...
  • Becky B
    Oct 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 s...
  • Ang
    Jan 24, 2018
    This graphic novel is about young Cici a budding author and mystery solver. Two mysteries make up this book, the first is about a mysterious man who always appears to be covered in paint and the other is about a woman who only ever checks out the same book. Both stories are surprisi...
  • Jade
    Dec 02, 2017
    Loved that this new graphic novel encourages budding female writers, women mentoring women in careers, and a girl fully committed to and unembarrassed by her passion. The artwork was intricately detailed and the coloring in particular was so lovely. Cici learned a lot about brainstormi...
  • Lola
    Nov 15, 2017
    3.5 stars. 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 a...
  • cookiemonger
    Mar 08, 2018
    The art is lovely and it?s a nice idea, but overall it lacks substance. The writing is only ?okay? and it manages to take a pretty basic premise and deliver a muddy execution. While reading, I couldn?t help wondering who this book is for. There are some things that seem like...
  • Maggie Gordon
    May 24, 2017
    Cici's Journal is a translation of a French series aimed at younger readers. It is about the aforementioned Cici (Cerise in the French), a young girl who wants to be a writer, so she snoops into people's lives to find out their story. The first part of the book is about an old man who ...
  • Rod Brown
    Oct 14, 2018
    I know I'm not the target audience, but, boy did this book actively annoy me. Cici is an obnoxious little busybody who lies constantly, stalks elderly people, and treats her friends like crap or simply uses them in whatever way is convenient for her. As one of her friends sums up, ...
  • Alenka
    Apr 01, 2018
    A sweet story about a young girl who dreams of being an author, and chases mysteries in her neighborhood in order to find stories that will hopefully fuel her writing. In the first story, Cici and her friends see a mystery man entering and exiting a specific place in the forest at stra...
  • Hilary
    May 14, 2018
    I expected to like this more than I did. I liked the idea of an adventurous girl, investigating mysteries and keeping a journal in the hope of becoming a writer. There are two stories in this book, I felt the second story worked better. The graphic novel story parts of the book about C...
  • Schizanthus
    Jun 08, 2018
    I feel like cheating with this review and just telling you to check out the review Lola wrote, which you can find here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show.... Thank you Lola for already articulating so well what I wanted to say. ? So, onto my ramble. I quite liked the stori...
  • Luki Susantini
    Sep 22, 2018
    Cici's Journal by Jors Chamblain - Aurelie Neyret. I am in love with this graphic novel!, ohh please do..recommend me another graphic novel, as now I am so in the mood for another one ??. This graphic novel is about Cici, a ten and half years old, whom always dream to be a nove...