Bluffton“My Summers with Buster”

Written and Illustrated by Matt Phelan

In 1908 a group of vaudeville performers spend the summer in Muskegon, Michigan. Henry loves the animals and performers but is especially fascinated by a performer his age named Buster Keaton. He finds Buster to be a prankster who loves baseball as much as Henry does.

Review by Sally Bradley, Eisenhower Jr. Media Center
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 7-10

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Written and Illustrated by Matt Phelan
Candlewick Press
223 pages
Release Date: July 23, 2013
ISBN: 9780763650797 (hardcover)

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7 thoughts on “Bluffton”

  1. Giveaway Alert! 5/4/2017: We have a copy of this book to give away to a school library, teacher, or student in Granite School District. The first to leave a short comment below with your name will win the book, as long as you haven’t already won a book from us this week. Thanks for looking!

  2. Sounds like a great book for animal and sports lovers as well. It is awesome that they can take historical events and put the information in graphic novel form. Students love the graphic novels.

  3. Christine Fotheringham

    Matt Phelan is really making a name for himself. This would be a great book to add to our collection so I could do an author/illustrator study of him. We have “Snow White”, “Where I Live”, “Xanders Panda Party”, and “The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs” to name a few. I love his illustrations and enjoy watching a new(ish) illustrator turned author take flight.

  4. I thought “Snow White” was the best and most beautiful graphic novel ever. I loved that book so much, I went to the public library and checked out or put on hold all of Matt Phelan’s books that I hadn’t read before. I would love to have this book for our library!!

  5. Oh Thank you, thank you!!! I am so excited to have this book for our library. I love Matt Phelan’s books! This is a great day!!!

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