The Lost Islands : Seven Graphic Stories

Graphic Novel - 2013
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nbsp; 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 Gagné ( 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#133;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

"Lost Islands is a great sequel to The Mystery Boxes (Abrams, 2012) that is masterfully told and beautifully drawn. A must-have for any collection."
-- School Library Journal , starred review

"This sophomore effort's solid artwork, dialogue, and stories will still be a great introductory title for young or struggling middle-school readers starting to explore the world of graphic novels."
-- Booklist

"Variety of style is the real draw of Kibuishi's graphic anthologies, and tweens reluctant to stray from their comic-book favorites will find the gamut of visual presentations eye-opening."
-- The Bulletin of The Center for Children's Books

"Another satisfying anthology that will leave readers eager for the next."
-- The Horn Book
Publisher: New York :, Amulet Books,, 2013, ©2013.
ISBN: 9781419708817
Branch Call Number: J GRAPHIX EXP
Characteristics: 126 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Kibuishi, Kazu 1978-
Alternative Title: Lost islands.


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Jenn_G_ Aug 28, 2018

This collection of stories focuses on hidden places, and those who venture into them. Well written and beautifully illustrated by some of your favourite graphic novelists, including Kazu Kibuishi and Raina Telgemeier. Grades 4-8.

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May 19, 2020

What is this book about? Is it suitable for 12+?

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Sep 23, 2015

Kazu is one of my favorite comic writers, along with Dave Roman, who wrote the AMAZING Astronaut Academy series, which i suggest you all check out.

Jul 06, 2015

explorer is a collection of seven short comic books by amazing comics artists all writing and drawing about things lost on islands. I recommend this book for any adventurous person.

Jul 03, 2014

Every special

Feb 19, 2014

Some of the stories are cute and it's a decent way to spend your time. Personally, some of the stories weren't that interesting and is a bit unoriginal. But would love to see more in this short-book "Explorer" series~

ChristchurchLib Jan 28, 2014

"In this follow-up to Explorer: The Mystery Boxes, a talented group of comic artists comes together to tell seven deeply imaginative stories about various kinds of islands. Filled with eerie spirits, lonely castaways, lazy bunnies, a roving DJ, and an underwater volcano, The Lost Islands has something for everyone. By turns whimsical, frightening, funny, and thought-provoking, each absorbing tale has a different visual feel, making this a great choice for readers who prefer short, easy-to-browse books as well as those who were captivated by editor Kazu Kibuishi's Flight series." Kids' Books January 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/42e4bf1b-11e5-495a-bc55-6afd3991ab1d?postId=7ba0124d-8f36-493b-b7b3-8844aefa84f4

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