Thursday, May 12, 2016

Mystery of the Map

Mystery of the Map
(Poptropica #1)
Written by Jack Chabert
Illustrated by Kory Merritt
Amulet Books, 2016. Comics. 105 p.

Based on the online role-playing game, Poptropica, designed by Jeff Kinney of Diary of a Wimpy Kid fame, Mystery of the Map follows clever and funny Oliver, determined and mature Mya, and goofy and hungry Jorge on an adventure as they navigate the mysterious island Poptropica. When their hot air balloon pilot turns out to have a hidden agenda and crashes their balloon on the island, the trio of friends find themselves running from dodo birds, a sabretooth tiger, Vikings and Octavian, their former pilot, while following a powerful map that fell from Octavian’s bag.

This is a funny and exciting graphic novel with cartoon-like illustrations and clever dialogue. Kids and tweens looking for a wild romp of a graphic novel will enjoy this series opener.

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