Explorer (The Lost Islands #2)
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- Publication Date: October 15, 2013
- Imprint: Amulet Books
- Trim Size: 6 x 9
- ISBN: 9781419708831
- Page Count: 128
- Illustrations: Full-color illustrations throughout
- Rights: World/All
STARRED REVIEW *“New graphic tales, diverse of plot and atmosphere . . . First rate.” —Kirkus Reviews
STARRED REVIEW *“Kibuishi affirms his editorial savvy for amassing talented creators . . . funny, thoughtful, and just plain good stories.” —Publishers Weekly
STARRED REVIEW *“A great sequel . . . masterfully told and beautifully drawn.” —School Library Journal
Edited by the New York Times bestselling comics creator Kazu Kibuishi, The Lost Islands offers a collection of seven all-new stories written and illustrated by an award-winning roster of comics artists, with each story centered around the theme of hidden places.
This graphic anthology includes well-written, beautifully illustrated stories by:
- Kibuishi Kazu (the Amulet series)
- Jason Caffoe (the Flight series)
- Raina Telgemeier (Drama and Smile)
- Dave Roman (the Astronaut Academy series)
- Jake Parker (the Missile Mouse series)
- Michel Gagné (The Saga of Rex)
- Katie and Steven Shanahan (the Flight series)
- And up-and-coming artist Chrystin Garland
All seven author/artists tie their scary or exhilarating nautical adventures to metaphorical underpinnings. Captain Ahab–like obsession with catching the big one leads a sailor into a cave that is really a giant mouth. One young castaway meets a crab ghost. Another meets someone she never expected to see: an older version of herself. A young island girl is lured to join tiki-masked celebrants who turn out to be dead.
Beautifully drawn, each artist works in a different style, but all share humor, suspense, and a buoyant tone. Young readers will be entertained, and maybe a little scared, by this one-of-a-kind, alone-on-an-island tales of mystery and magic.
About the author
Kazu Kibuishi is the creator of Amulet, the award-winning New York Times bestselling graphic novel series, and the editor and art director of eight volumes of Flight, the influential Eisner-nominated anthology series. He lives in Alhambra, California.