Thursday, November 22, 2018

The Road to Epoli by Ben Costa and James Parks - ADVISABLE

Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo : The Road to Epoli by Ben Costa and James Parks, 208 pages. GRAPHIC NOVEL Alfred A. Knopf 2017 $14.99.

Language: G (0 swears, 0 'f'); Mature Content: PG; Violence: PG 



Rickety Stitch is a minstrel. He is also a "living skeleton" with a mind of his own - very unlike the other skeletons who work in the mines. When he and his friend the Gelatinous Goo are fired from their job in the torture chamber, Rickety goes on a quest, to find out who he really is (or was for that matter). 

A little mature for elementary (some of the humor is a bit crude, but not too much for middle school) this delightful story is sure to be picked up in your library. Rickety dreams about a song which the reader can download online to hear the tune and enhance the reading experience. An appendix of sorts gives more detail about the characters and possible storylines for future installments. I'm excited to recommend this! A fun beginning to a new series! 

Lisa Librarian

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