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The professor's daughter
Sfar, Joann.
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From Publishers' Weekly:

Two of France's best graphic novel talents, the ever-prolific Sfar and the subtle illustrator Guibert, collaborate. The result is a fun-if slight-effort, as much a love letter to Victorian London as a story unto itself. Very simply, a mummy, somehow alive and walking around London, has a charming romance with a professor's daughter. The logistical complications involved are comically dismissed, and the pair have a grand old time together. That is, until the mummy's father appears to complicate matters. Sfar has written an utterly engaging romp comparable to a fine 1930s romantic comedy. His dialogue is snappy, and he moves from thrills to chills to humor without missing a beat. The whole book is silly, and it seems to know it. But Guibert's work is the real treat. His deft brushwork and spectacular sense of color bring the places and dramas to life. In his hands, otherwise stock characters gain a real presence and liveliness, and he has a filmic sense of drama, describing the characters with detail and wit. A section of Guibert's sketches stashed at the end of the book is extraneous, but otherwise this is an excellent little volume. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

Maiden and mummy make a match in this goofy Victorian romp. While her anthropologist father is away, the curious Lillian opens Imhotep IV's case. To their mutual surprise, the ancient pharaoh comes to life, and it's love at first sight, even with his mummy wrappings still in place. Out on the town with Lillian for a lark, her embalmed escort accidentally roughs up a bystander. When the police come to investigate, Lillian poisons them, also accidentally. Then Lillian's father turns up and--surprise--so does Imhotep's mummy-dad; they don't get along. More inadvertent deaths follow, with derring-do, chase scenes, Queen Victoria kidnapped, and an unexpected happy ending for the smitten couple. None of this makes any sense as science fiction, but it doesn't matter a whit. In their first collaboration, French creators Sfar and Guibert (Sardine in Outer Space) have crafted a delightful petit four of a picaresque romance, with lovely, expressive watercolor art. Recommended for teen and adult collections.--M.C. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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