Cici's Journal: The Adventures of a Writer-In-Training (Les Carnets de Cerise #1-2)

Cici's Journal: The Adventures of a Writer-In-Training (Les Carnets de Cerise #1-2)

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 (Les Carnets de Cerise #1-2)
Author:Joris Chamblain
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:162672248X
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:160 pages pages

Cici's Journal: The Adventures of a Writer-In-Training (Les Carnets de Cerise #1-2) 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...
  • Anne
    Jan 22, 2018
    CiCi wants to be an author someday, so her mom buys her a journal to start practicing her writing. Cici also wants to be a detective. Her best friends are Lena and Erica. There are two stories within this book: The Petrified Zoo and Hector's Book. The Petrified Zoo is the story of a my...
  • 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...
  • Amanda
    Mar 07, 2018
    The art was my favorite part of this book; the colors are amazing. The first adventure was my favorite--who hasn't dreamed of something like this? Cici's detective skills leave a lot to be desired on so many levels; particularly in how she treats others. (view spoiler)[I'm really glad ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Siina
    Mar 18, 2017
    Cici's Journal is an awesome kids' comic with an actual and interesting content! There's a high demand for comics like this, truly. The comic consists of two mystery stories and then there's the basic plot behind that's mostly Cici's life. Cici wants to be a writer and loves solving my...
  • 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...
  • Stephanie Tournas
    Nov 21, 2017
    Cici, who wants to be an author, tells her journal all about the people she observes. She likes to figure out people's lives and solve the mystery of what is behind what she sees. So, this graphic novel's framework is a narrative journal, which is fleshed out by graphic illustration. T...
  • 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...
  • Kristine
    Jan 02, 2018
    Cici is a daughter, a friend, a writer-in-training, and a detective. Once Cici discovers a mystery, she becomes obsessed. While the mysteries themselves are enough to keep curious readers interested, the book also reveals how Cici's obsessions effect her personal life and she makes rev...
  • Lola  Reviewer
    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...
  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    Mar 19, 2018
    Chamblain, Joris Neil Cici?s Journal: The Adventures of a Writer-in-Training, 150 pages. GRAPHIC NOVEL. First Second, 2017. $18. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. This is the story of Cici ?an aspiring writer and mystery solver. The first part of the book ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Tiana Hadnt
    Jan 31, 2018
    I really loved this. It reminded me of when I was a little girl, and all the mistakes I made with the people around me so I could focus on whatever I was writing at the time. I loved CiCi. She means well, she?s energetic and earnest, and she has a nose for a story. Sometimes she ...
  • Ms. Jessica
    Dec 31, 2017
    Cici's Journal by Joris Chamblain and Aurelie Neyret | Cici's Journal is a fantastic addition to such books as Harriet the Spy, Nancy Drew, and the Amelia notebooks. Cici wants to be an author, so she devotes much of her time to observation and journaling. Along with her two friends,...