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Nnewts #1: Escape from the Lizzarks

By Doug Tennapel   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545676465 Paperback
192 Pages | 6" x 9.03" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545676472 Hardcover
192 Pages | 6.24" x 9.3" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545778701 Ebook
192 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

A little hero faces big challenges in the first book of this totally unique graphic novel fantasy-adventure series from Doug TenNapel.

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.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Bad Island:

* "A clever, old-fashioned adventure with some modern twists and a light-hearted tone, this, like TenNapel's previous work, is not to be missed." —Booklist, starred review

Praise for Cardboard:

* "An exceptionally seamless blend of action and philosophy, two elements that usually do not mix easily; TenNapel handles this masterfully. Utterly brilliant." —Kirkus, starred review

Praise for Ghostopolis:

* "TenNapel's colourful illustrations are filled with energy and life." —School Library Journal, starred review

Praise for Tommysaurus Rex:

"It's a premise worthy of a loony Saturday morning cartoon, complete with bulgy-eyed characters that nearly bounce off the full-colour pages, but underlying the fun is a potent and affecting story about facing death and growing up." —Publishers Weekly