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Escape from the Lizzarks

by TenNapel, Doug,

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 12 copies
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Summary
A little hero faces big challenges in the first book of this totally unique fantasy-adventure series.

The first book in the Nnewts series follows the story of Herk, a lovable Nnewt who longs for stronger legs, something his mother and father wish they could give him. When his quaint village is attacked by the reptile Lizzarks, he's forced to flee his home and leave behind the only life he's ever known. Now, all alone and on the run, Herk navigates a dangerous world filled with strange creatures and mysterious wonders, where friends are few and an evil lord is in hot pursuit.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A small village of peaceful nnewts has fallen victim to a surprise attack from their worst enemies. Herk, a young nnewt unable to walk yet, witnesses much of the violence his father is eaten by a weretoad, his mother is slaughtered by lizzarks, and his sister has been abducted. Swimming away from his village, Herk goes on a quest to find his legs and the magic that will help him avenge his family. Though the labyrinthine plot and dialogue may lead TenNapel's fans to feel that this work isn't as outstanding as Bad Island (2011) or Cardboard (2012), his signature cartoon style nonetheless shines through, and in typical fashion, he presents an edgy story, adding touching death and afterlife scenes for Herk's family that some children's writers wouldn't touch. The action-heavy panels, packed with lots of motion and sound effects, make this a great fit for reluctant readers, especially those who like fantasy adventure tales. Kids drawn in by Herk's quest will be happy to know there are more adventures to come.--Blenski, Peter Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The peaceable life of a young "Nnewt" named Herk is shattered when a group of marauding Lizzarks invade his village in this first title in TenNapel's fantasy saga, which began as a webcomic and which imagines an epic conflict between amphibious and reptilian creatures. Though confined to water due to his underdeveloped legs, Herk manages to escape certain death, but winds up alone in the outside world, barely able to drag himself across the ground. From here Herk's journey to herodom begins, as he meets new friends, flees dogged enemies, and tries to find his footing (in more ways than one). While keeping the action rolling, TenNapel (Cardboard) shapes Herk's world, an expansive and magical everglade populated by strange creatures and steeped in history and lore. His soft spot for oddballs and outcasts gives the book a warm emotional center that, along with offbeat humor and some slapstick moments, balances the story's not-infrequent violence (Herk's mother puts up a good fight, stabbing one Lizzark in the chest before being brutally cut down with a sword). A visually rich and abundantly imaginative adventure that lands some serious emotional punches. Ages 8-12. (Jan.)? © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series TenNapel, Doug. Nnewts ; bk. 1.
Subjects Newts -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Reptiles -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Refugees -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
Newts -- Fiction.
Reptiles -- Fiction.
Refugees -- Fiction.
Fantasy.
Science fiction.
Cartoons and comics.
Action and adventure comics.
Fantasy comics.
Science fiction comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher New York, NY :2015
Edition First edition.
Contributors Garner, Katherine (Colorist), illustrator.
Language English
Description 185 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
ISBN 9780545676472
0545676479
9780545676465
0545676460
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