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Fog Mound 01 Travels of Thelon (Book) Loot Price: R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 You Save: R48 (16%)
Fog Mound 01 Travels of Thelon (Book): Buller/Schade
Fog Mound 01 Travels of Thelon (Book): Buller/Schade

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Set in a future from which humanity has vanished, leaving only legends behind, this text-and-graphic-novel hybrid takes a chatty young chipmunk from the supposed safety of his hollow-tree home to a derelict city ruled by a komodo dragon with "ratmink" minions, and then on to an idyllic animal community perched atop a plateau ringed by poisonous fog. Along the way he gathers a trio of friends-most notably Olive, a mechanically minded bear whose flying machine provides a hair's breadth escape from the Dragon Queen. The illustrations, done in pen with light blue highlights, depict Thelonious and associates walking erect, wearing looted human-or in Thelonious's case-doll clothing and puzzling out the purposes of the human artifacts around them. In every other chapter, the text and pictures blend into full graphic-novel format, providing needed boosts to the tale's generally slow pacing. That, along with occasional quirky incidents such as the appearance of a mute (at first) homunculus may be enough to draw in a few readers, but those hoping for sustained drama, suspense or humor will be disappointed. An abrupt end signals future episodes on the way; perhaps they'll be better. (Fantasy. 10-12) (Kirkus Reviews)
"In ancient times human beings ruled the Earth -- at least that's what the old legends claim. But is it true?"

Thelonious Chipmunk is a Talker -- an animal who has inherited the gift of language -- and he, for one, believes in humans. Who else could have made the old paper postcard he treasures? His desire to know more about humans is fulfilled in a surprising and dangerous way when Thelonious is swept down the river into a strange new world -- a world where gangs and warlords prowl amongst the crumbling remains of civilization.

With three new companions, -- a bear, a porcupine, and a lizard -- Thelonious embarks on a search for the far-off Fog Mound. It is a journey that becomes nothing less than a quest to uncover the secrets of Earth's past.

Using alternate chapters of graphic novel and straight text, Susan Schade and Jon Buller have combined their writing and illustrating talents to create a book in which the form truly reflects the excitement and adventure of the story. Young readers, whether they have discovered graphic novels or not, will find this book a visual and reading delight.


Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2006
First published: May 2006
Authors: Buller/Schade
Dimensions: 233 x 182 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Book - Cloth over boards
Pages: 208
ISBN-13: 978-0-689-87684-4
Barcode: 9780689876844
Categories: Books > Children's & Educational > Fiction
Books > Children's Fiction & Fun
Books > Children's Fiction & Fun > General
Books > Children's & Educational > Fiction > General
LSN: 0-689-87684-X

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