Explorer (The Lost Islands #2)
  • Explorer (The Lost Islands #2)
  • Explorer (The Lost Islands #2)
ISBN: 1419708813
EAN13: 9781419708817
Language: English
Release Date: Oct 8, 2013
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 0.79" H x 9.13" L x 6.14" W
Weight: 1.06 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

The highly anticipated second volume to the critically acclaimed Explorer series, The Lost Islands is 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. Edited by the New York Times bestselling comics creator Kazu Kibuishi, this graphic anthology includes well-written, beautifully illustrated stories by 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 Gagn (The Saga of Rex), Katie and Steven Shanahan (the Flight series), and up-and-coming new artist Chrystin Garland.

Praise for Explorer 2: The Lost Islands
A second gathering of new graphic tales, diverse of plot and atmosphere but thematically linked by island settings and every bit as stellar as its predecessor.First rate.
--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

With this second showcase Kibuishi affirms his editorial savvy for amassing talented creators and providing a vehicle to let them do what they do best: use comics to tell funny, thoughtful, and just plain good stories.
--Publishers Weekly, starred review

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   Great for reluctant readers.
I bought this for my 8 - year old son, who is a very good reader, but does not read on his own for pleasure. I thought, hmm, how can I get him to read independently? I am an avid reader myself and was never a problem for me. I noticed that he had brought home LEGO Star Wars themed graphic novels. I heard that graphic novels are a good way to attract reluctant readers more, so I thought we'd try this series, anything as long as he was reading words on a page for fun! Lo and behold, he read 2 of the books on his own unbidden during a car trip!
My son loves the Amulet series, but was not so enthusiastic about the Explorer books. More like a cartoonish comic strip than a graphic novel.
   Another great collection of stories...
But the Explorer series holds its own. This was not as good as Flight or Amulet, but it does bring a nice variety of stories. A bit dark... so not sure if this is recommended for younger children.
   Stunning art work !
The stories are simple, but the artwork is almost overwhelming in its stunning beauty.
   Some cool islands, but a fair amount of fluff for being short as it is
A few of these had good promise, but ended up feeling rushed and shallow because of it.
   Only Edited by Kazu
EDITED by Kazu - not written by The short stories are ok, but after being hooked on Amulet, I expected more connectedness.