Written by Dave Roman. Illustrated by John Green.
Published by Clarion Books, Spring 2012
144 Pages, Hardcover, Full Color
Teen Boat! is the story of a boy with the power to transform into a small yacht, combining the angst of being a teen with the thrill of being a boat!
To get the attention of the popular girl, Niña Pinta Santa Maria, high school student Teen Boat (yes, that’s his name) forsakes the advice of his best friend and lets the school bully throw a boat party on him in international waters. But when an encounter with pirates leads to detention, TB, as his friends call him, questions if his powers of buoyancy are a blessing or a curse. All the challenges of being a teenager are given a nautical twist, such as classroom politics, afterschool jobs, getting a driver’s license, and breaking out – only in barnacles instead of pimples. Being a teen and being a boat means dealing with a lot of pier pressure!
Praise for Teen Boat!
A Junior Library Guild Selection!
Featured in Boating World Magazine!
Ignatz Award for Best Debut Comic!
“The cartoon illustrations are simple, bold, and accessible. Teens who clue in to the comic’s self-aware goofiness will enjoy this title.”
—School Library Journal
“With chapters that are short, deliberately silly, and often hilarious…this book is a good grab for teens looking for a quick laugh.”
“Teen Boat takes a wacky concept and places it in the realm of high school life.”
—VOYA, 3Q 2P M J
“Teen Boat! is a damn near perfect comic. Green is a natural cartoonist, with pitch-perfect storytelling and design, and Dave Roman is an amazingly gifted writer.”
—Alex Cox, Rocketship Comics, Brooklyn, NY
“One of my favorite webcomics.”
—Rick Marshall, MTV Splashpage
—Brigid Alverson, SLJ Good Comics for Kids
“I love Teen Boat!…It’s a teenager that turns into a boat. Now, that’s a million dollar idea!”
—James Kochalka, American Elf
“While I am not the John Green who illustrated this book, I am a John Green who ABSOLUTELY LOVES the unadulterated brilliance that is Teen Boat.”
—John Green, bestselling author of The Fault In Our Stars and Paper Towns