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Sanity & Tallulah

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  137 Ratings  ·  60 Reviews
Sanity Jones and Tallulah Vega are best friends on Wilnick, the dilapidated space station they call home at the end of the galaxy. So naturally, when gifted scientist Sanity uses her lab skills and energy allowance to create a definitely-illegal-but-impossibly-cute three-headed kitten, she has to show Tallulah. But Princess, Sparkle, Destroyer of Worlds is a bit of a handf ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published October 16th 2018 by Disney-Hyperion
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Zayda (Babybibliophile)
May 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sanity and Tallulah are best friends living on a satelite in space. Without permisson they create a life form that gets loose aboard the ship. It ends up causing chaos and the two best friends must find it before it's too late!

I loved the illustrations in this book and how well they went with the story. This book was a wonderful, fun read and I highly recommend it!
Dan
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: has-art, young-adult
So delightful! Two best friends on a space station try to prevent the entire thing from falling apart, which may or may not be their own fault. There are hints at a larger, unexplored universe of space station-type activities going on, which I really enjoyed. What is all this science for? What are they protecting themselves against? Who built the station originally, and why? Of course, there's also great character moments and humor.

I would have devoured this when I was younger -- ok, I still dev
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Laura
This is a fun book.

Sanity, who is advanced in her understanding of science, and Tallulah, her best friend, who is not quite as in to science, have created a three headed cat, despite the fact that no animals other than humans are allowed on the space station that they live on.

Here is the three headed cat, below.



The world building is well done. The adults are not stupid to Sanity’s smarts. Everyone has a personality, and background, and although we don’t know all of it yet. It appears as though

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Kales
I got this ARC at BookExpo and I am so happy it exists. This is a great addition to the exploding genre of middle grade graphic novels. These two best friends are a riot and I am happy to have read this book. It features intelligent young girls who are also funny and mischievous. Their caring nature and desire to do good drove the story. I honestly didn't know what I was getting into with this story but I was pleasantly surprised to find it was a science fiction graphic novel. It had a very "Zen ...more
USOM
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This graphic novel will charm the socks off of you. I want posters of this, pins, and sequels. Not in that order though because I need to know there will be more before I lose my mind over the merchandise for this. Seriously new mega fan here. Where do I even begin? Do I start with the adorable friendship between our main characters? Or the diversity in the details? Or the fact that this middle grade graphic novel celebrates strong families, intelligent female scientists, and imagination?

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Meredith Spidel
Jul 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This books captivates kiddos because it has such an incredible creative plot! Life on a space station and conducting your own scientific experiments as a kid? How could my son not love this?! Thanks to Disney for sending us an ARC for review. It's tricky to find books that grab his attention, so this was a win!
Lynn
Oct 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Science fiction graphic novel that has fun with science, creates some interesting characters, both kids and adults and tells an interesting and story. Excellent visual story telling that works well with the text. A real charmer.
Melinda Beatty
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Honest to goodness one of the most fun MG graphics I've read this year. Tech-whizz Sanity and her not so savvy bestie Tallulah have a grand adventure aboard their space station home when a science project goes disastrously wrong.
Laura (bbliophile)
Jun 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was so so cute! I loved the art style, the plot, the setting and the characters so much, and I can't wait to see more of Sanity and Tallulah in the future.
Gina
Sep 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Pretty cute, but one half of a duo always getting into trouble with the other always having to pull back is one of my less preferred tropes.
Elisquared
Sanity is not your typical kid; she is a science prodigy and has bio-engineered a very illegal, very cute creature: a three-headed cat named Princess Sparkle, Destroyer of Worlds (or more specifically, Princess, Sparkle, and Destroyer of Worlds -- the full name usage is a funny joke that readers will smile at). Of course, Sanity's best friend, Tallulah, is mixed up in it, helping Sanity keep the cat hidden from her own mother, Dr. Vega, senior scientist on board the space station Wilnick.

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Elna
I struggled whether to rate this three or four stars - I liked the art, the premise, and the plot (I've always wanted to live on a space station!), but it definitely wasn't perfect. I initially settled on four stars because I know the kids in my library will love it, and that's what matters, but while writing the review I talked myself down to three.

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Ms. Yingling
Oct 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Public library copy

Sanity's latest science project, which she has been told NOT to do, is a three headed mutant kitten, whom she has been managing to feed by conducting another project to clone meat. When the kitten escapes, things start to go badly wrong. The space station on which she and her friend Tallulah live is imperiled by duct rats who are chewing through piping and drinking coolant, causing massive leaks and failures. Even though the girls have been told not to do any more projects, th
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Rosemary
Oct 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Life aboard a space station is never boring, especially when you have to cobble things together to keep things running. Sanity Jones, and her best friend, Tallulah Vega-Davisson, certainly know how to keep things interesting aboard Wilnick Station: their latest experiment is Sanity's project; a three-headed kitten named Princess Sparkle Destroyer of Worlds (one name for each head, naturally!). Princess Sparkle is discovered, but the kitten escapes into the duct system. As the girls go on the sea ...more
Bernard
Nov 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Note: I got as an advance reader copy for free from my local independent bookstore.

Sanity & Tallulah are a couple of super smart teenage (pre-teen?) girls who live on a space station brimming with science, and who navigate the station and all of its scientific challenges with ease. The plot of this initial installment of hopefully many more to come centers around a three headed pet that one of the creates in the station's science lab and the trouble that ensues from there. It was a delightfu
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Bianca
Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Cute! Got this at Book Expo.

The first few pages of this were a whoa-what-the-hell kneejerk, because it definitely throws you into the world mid-action. As you read on, the whole story is like that actually, with science, relationships, and histories coming into play without any handholding or introductions. By the time I was at page 15 I was on board, bc it’s kind of nice to be shown and not told for once! An entire world is established over the course of this story, and eventually you’re just u
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Liz H {Redd's Reads}
This is a really fun graphic novel that uses a lot of science. It may not all be correct science as we know it (taffimatter seems a bit farfetched), but I enjoyed that the author didn't dumb done the science even though this is marketed toward middle grade readers. In fact, I would argue that the science jargon might make the reader inclined to ask questions and do some research if it sparks their interest. For those readers less interested in the science aspect, there are plenty of things to la ...more
Alexa Hamilton
Sep 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
Sanity and Tallulah are best friends, who love science and science fiction in their space station lives. You think everything possible goes awry when we find out (mild spoiler) that Sanity has grown a three headed kitten in the science lab, one that she isn't supposed to. What else could go wrong? Oh, lots!

I love how science-minded they both are, and their ability to get into trouble for good reason. There's some other good minor characters, mostly Tallulah's family. It definitely feels like the
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Caleb Masters
Aug 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
An incredibly charming graphic novel set on a space station following the adventures of two best friends, Sanity & Tallulah. Brook's art is amazingly expressive and detailed and I loved the amount of diversity and inclusion on the page. It's also great to see women and girls being intelligent, respected scientists without characters having to prove that they deserve to be there; it's just an accepted fact. The cherry on top of this wonderful book is the fact that it contains an uber-cute kit ...more
Laura Mauro
Jul 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
* I got this book for review from the publisher for my honest thoughts*

I really adored this read so much. I thought the art style and story was so well done. I loved the fun story but also the focus on science and using science for "harm" and "help". I think the adorable cat in this will keep readers old and young alike turning the page. I loved the various storylines we got in this rather short lead and also loved the role of the parents in this book. I thought the book was so well crafted and
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Christany
Oct 03, 2018 rated it liked it
"Sanity and Tallulah" is the first in what will hopefully become a series of graphic novel adventures with a diverse cast, a futuristic space setting, a dash of science, and two plucky heroines. I love the art style and limited color palette of this book, as well as the confidence and curiosity of our titular duo. I do hope that Tallulah gets to shine a bit more in the next installment, and that Sanity continues to devise incredible new inventions - what an inspiration to girls interested in STE ...more
Meghan
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library
I also received this book as an advanced reader's copy from Disney-Hyperion and this reminded of frankenweenie, flubber and nutty professor all in one because this book also featured a science experiment gone wrong. Sanity and Tallulah create this three headed cat in a science lab and mayhem breaks looks. The images really captivated the story and the color blue was used a lot. Maybe adding more color to the pictures to really highlight the wonderful drawing and details of the characters in the ...more
Kathleen Guinnane
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: school
This was a wonderful middle grade graphic novel. Two friends living on a older space station where repairs are a part of life. Scientist Sanity creates a three-headed kitten in the lab (without permission) and when it escapes all chaos ensues. Tallulah (who is apparently in trouble a lot) is perfectly happy to help Sanity search the station for the kitten. What they encounter in the bowels of the station is not just the kitten, but trouble. Luckily, Sanity knows what needs to be done to save the ...more
Jennifer
This book is a graphic novel and a pretty easy read. It just wasn't really my cup of tea. I would have liked some back story, which I know is hard to do with the format it is in.

I really liked Princess, Sparkle, Destroyer of Worlds, even though I'm not a cat person.

The story line was okay, and I think kids that are into science and space will really like this book.

I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Author: Molly Brooks
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
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Kerstin Wolf
Sep 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adore this! It is by far the best graphic novel I've read this year! I haven't laughed this hard while reading in a long time. Every character is unique and memorable, and the adventure is not one I'll soon forget. I mean, who could forget a three-headed kitten named Princess Sparkles, Destroyer of Worlds? This is a must-have for any and every bookstore. I'll personally make sure my bookstore carries this book for everyone to enjoy.

Thank you to Disney Hyperion for sending the ARC to
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Shayla
Nov 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Read this as part of my November I-work-in-a-book-store-in-the-kids-department-and-Christmas-is-coming prep and was great! Nice to finally see a kids graphic novel with a black main character.

For something so short it managed to really hook me and make me feel attached to the world and characters. I liked the plot a lot with the 3-headed kitten and all! Would love to see this become a series and I'll definitely make it one of my main kids graphic novels recommendations
E
Jul 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Best friends, a space-station, a three-headed kitten, girls doing science, what's not to like? I also appreciate the fact that the parents and other adults are sympathetic characters, doing their best, rather than just there to thwart kids' fun.

A good all-ages comic. Can't wait to see the final version and have it in the library. And I'm looking forward to more of these adventures.
Oh and did I mention: three-headed kitten and girls doing science in space?
Cale
Sep 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a fun, cute one-off about rambunctious teens in space exploring a defunct spaceship. Lots of action matched with lots of rational thinking and problem solving. The art is fairly monochromatic but still effective. Considering how short this is (32 pages), it is very plot-heavy. It is very enjoyable, and I find myself interested in trying to find more of Molly's works.
Adam Stone
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An aodrable adventure of two young science students on a space station who lose the kitten-like creature they created: Princess Sparkle, Destroyer Of Worlds. They're already grounded just for creating it, so now they have to find it before they get into even more trouble.

If this doesn't already sound like a book you want to read, then we can't ever hang out.
Krissy Neddo
Oct 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Will be buying two copies of this for my library. The $22 hardcover(228pgs) I borrowed from the public library seems like it will hold up fairy well.
Who says graphic novels aren't really reading!? I think this one will surely please my science fiction/girl power fans (and teachers too) in grades 4-5. So glad to see there is a sequel in the works.
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