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Vögelein: Clockwork Faerie

V gelein Clockwork Faerie When Jakob V gelein s Guardian of fifty years dies quietly in his sleep one night her life is thrown into utter turmoil Left without someone to wind her the tiny clockwork faerie has less than fiv

  • Title: Vögelein: Clockwork Faerie
  • Author: Jane Irwin Jeff Berndt
  • ISBN: 9780974311005
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Jakob, V gelein s Guardian of fifty years, dies quietly in his sleep one night, her life is thrown into utter turmoil Left without someone to wind her, the tiny clockwork faerie has less than five hours to live unless she can find someone to trust Unable to reach the keyhole in her back, she continues to wind down until she stops and then her memories of the pastWhen Jakob, V gelein s Guardian of fifty years, dies quietly in his sleep one night, her life is thrown into utter turmoil Left without someone to wind her, the tiny clockwork faerie has less than five hours to live unless she can find someone to trust Unable to reach the keyhole in her back, she continues to wind down until she stops and then her memories of the past three hundred years will quickly slip away, leaving her a simple automaton unable to speak or move on her own In her search for a new Guardian, V gelein must grapple with her own past, her current daily survival and a true Faerie who has taken an instant disliking to her, all so that she will not lose her memories and her self.

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    1. Vögelein has lived for hundreds of years. She was created by a master clock maker in Germany in the likeness of his true love, Brigit, who broke his heart by dying young and just before they could be wed. She is a clockwork faerie. Since her creation, Vögelein has passed through the care of various guardians. She must be wound regularly or she runs down – her memories fade and she forgets how to move and speak. When we meet her, her most recent guardian has just passed away and she is search [...]

    2. Vogelein Clockwork FaerieVogelein is a Young Adult Graphic novel. As a matter of fact, Vogelein-Clockwork Faerie is one of Booklist's top ten Graphic Novels for 2003. It's the first Graphic novel I've ever read. I was quite impressed. Vogelein is a faerie created by a kind man named Heinrich. He lives in Germany. Since her creation, Vogelein has traveled far and wide making many new friends and one particularly angry enemy. He hates "fir" meaning man. Vogelein is very sad. Fortunately, her frien [...]

    3. Vogelein (the--surprise!--clockwork faerie) encounters a real faerie, dark and smoky from being trapped in the industrialized world. She's fascinated by a gear braided into his hair and examines it."The pain is exquisite, but I must insist that you release my hair. _Now._""I-- I'm sorry.""It's nothing."I don't know what it means that I found this to be the most charming part of a graphic novel that features a winged girl who is passed down a line of guardians entrusted to keep her wound.

    4. More of a concept than a narrative. Accolades to Irwin for slogging through the creation process, but this was very dissapointing. It reminds me of a bland comic I wrote with a friend when I was a teen.

    5. An OK urban fairy tale about a mechanical faerie who needs to find a new Guardian to wind her daily, but I really, really hated the art.

    6. Vogelein is an automaton that looks like a faery.When Jakob, Vogelein's Guardian dies unexpectedly,she is forced to search for a new one before she winds down.The black and white illustrations are not very "commercial" and lack a certain sharpness.

    7. This graphic novel follows the story of Vogelein a clockwork faerie who must be rewound once a day or lose all her memories and mechanical abilities. After her original german creator dies, she is passed along a series of guardians who are entrusted to rewind her. The story begins in America when her latest guardian dies before setting her up with a new one. She wanders around the city desperately trying to find someone to rewind her while befriending an assortment of creatures. Fed up with her [...]

    8. I picked this up on a bit of a whim at the library. I mean clockwork + faerie + graphic novel = yay, right?Meh.First, the art. The art' a bit sketchy. I mean, you can kind of tell that from the cover, but I thought maybe the cover and the inside art weren't by the same person - as that does happen sometimes. (I guess I should've, oh, I dunno - opened the book?)I will say that the buildings and towns and stuff were fine - it was people the author/artist seemed to have trouble with. Dimensions, bu [...]

    9. SUMMARY: Vögelein is a mechanical faerie, created by a master watch repairman. When she learns how to control her movements and speak, she even surpasses her creator's expectations. The tale begins with the death of Vögelein's most recent guardian, Jakob. This event causes Vögelein to seek out someone new to help her, though she doesn't know who to turn to, or who she can trust. Without a guardian to wind her, this clockwork faerie will power down, losing all of her memories. So she wanders t [...]

    10. Funny story: Had this author (Jane Irwin) out to the library TEN YEARS AGO this summer. She brought her co-creator Jeff Berndt, did a fab minicomic workshop that ran past closing time and then stayed with me while I cleaned up after-hours because the senior center we'd commandeered to handle the crowd was in the middle of nowhere and she was like "I'm not leaving you here--if anything happened to you, no one would hear you scream." She gave me both volumes of Vogelein, signed to me as a thank yo [...]

    11. This was a nice little independent comic book, it contained the first five issues about a clockwork fairy whose keeper had died and she had to find someone else to wind her up so she wouldn't die. It was an interesting and sweet story. It was part fairy tale and part modern day, with flashbacks to the 17th century when the fairy had been made. I bought it because it was very cheap, but I ended up liking it much more than I thought I would. I must admit I didn't think the art was that great, exce [...]

    12. I cannot believe, for the life of me, how quiet the publicity is for this book! It's been a long time since I came across a story so meaningful, intelligent, and beautifully told. The amount of research alone (regarding Renaissance history, watchmaking, and fairy lore) is astounding. Vogelein herself is a stunningly unique character--a fairy who is also a machine. The supporting characters--all realistic and deeply nuanced--made me run out and get the second volume immediately. It doesn't look l [...]

    13. An oddly sweet and sad graphic novel about a clockwork fairy and her search for independence in a bleak present. The story curls up on itself and ends in her past. When I noticed how many years it took the artists to complete the work, I felt strange having read it in under an hour. (October 15, 2005)

    14. The country faerie meets the town faeireVogelein is a clockwork, and must have assistance from a person to wind up her innards. This is the saga of her hundreds-years search for a master, a home, peace. The cynical, violent town faerie should not be part of the equation, but I'll bet he will be. He's too good a bad guy to drop.

    15. Great book in graphic novel format. I used this one for a Family Literacy Book Club pick. Adults and teens alike enjoyed it. The artwork is fabulous and the story is beautiful and touching. A great, quick read!

    16. This was just lovely. Diverse cast, smooth writing -- the art didn't always entrance me, but when it did, especially with one character, Midhir, it did so completely. I love the concept, and how personal and intimate are the adventures Vogelein has; I also love the end notes.

    17. Vogelein is beautiful, art and writing combine to form an excellent story of this delicate Clockwork Faerie. The second volume just came out, so make sure to pick up Old Ghosts too!

    18. Well done art -- very detailed, with expressive faces and intricate machine parts. The story is heartfelt -- a toy that has been alive for over 300 years. I hope that more compilations get printed.

    19. When Vogelein's guardian dies, the three-hundred year old clockwork fairy must find someone to wind her or else she will die. Graphic novel.

    20. There was no clear resolution or climax. Irwin's transition from present-day to memories from the past is at times confusing. The artwork is stellar.

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