Once upon a time, a poor boy sold a cow for a handful of beans. A beanstalk grew. A giant fell. And they all lived happily ever after.
Or did they?
Because this is not the fairytale you thought you knew…
For most of his life, Jack has had to deal with an absent father, a mom who’s always over-working herself just to support them, and an autistic sister. All he wants is to get away from his life – or at least change it. And that’s exactly what’s about to happen. When a mysterious street vendor offers them a box of seeds, life takes an unusual turn. Their garden isn’t just a normal garden anymore and nothing is what it seems. Dragons, a sword-wielding new friend, and a monster that lies at the edge of his dreams; things are just getting started. Jack may not have been prepared for this adventure, but he’s going to have to dive right in and face his fears – before it’s too late.
It seems I’m always discovering books at the library. Well, what can I say? This unique read was just begging me to pick it up and who was I to refuse? I am so excited to share this graphic novel with you. It was a truly enjoyable ride of a story and I highly recommend it. I know that adults used to have a phobia about kids and comics, but I truly believe that comics/graphic novels, when done right, can be just as powerful a storytelling tool. I for one, am a huge fan of telling a story visually. This book did not disappoint.
For those of you who’ve read my post on The Nameless City and Cleopatra in Space, you’ll enjoy this series for its clean reading, colorful graphics, and entertaining tale. To be honest, I’m sort of tired of waiting to read the rest of these series. I want to find them right now! But, I’m sure eventually I’ll find them. Until then, I guess I’ll just have to content myself with the next best thing: Star Wars!
Until next time and remember: Keep reading!