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Bluffton: My Summers with Buster Keaton

Bluffton: My Summers with Buster Keaton

ISBN: 9780763650797

Title: Bluffton: My Summers with Buster Keaton

Author: Matt Phelan

KDL Description:

GRAPHIC J PHELAN

In 1908, Henry meets young actor Buster Keaton in his hometown of Muskegon, Michigan.

Amazon Description:

In the summer of 1908, in Muskegon, Michigan, a visiting troupe of vaudeville performers is about the most exciting thing since baseball. They’re summering in nearby Bluffton, so Henry has a few months to ogle the elephant and the zebra, the tightrope walkers and — lo and behold — a slapstick actor his own age named Buster Keaton. The show folk say Buster is indestructible; his father throws him around as part of the act and the audience roars, while Buster never cracks a smile. Henry longs to learn to take a fall like Buster, “the human mop,” but Buster just wants to play ball with Henry and his friends. With signature nostalgia, Scott O’Dell Award–winning graphic novelist Matt Phelan visualizes a bygone era with lustrous color, dynamic lines, and flawless dramatic pacing.