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The Unsinkable Walker Bean

by Aaron Renier

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The Unsinkable Walker Bean by Aaron Renier
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  • Published in USA  Aug 2010
    208 pages
    Genre: Graphic Novels

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Paperback Original; Graphic Novel. Walker Bean never wanted to be a high-seas pirate waging a pitched battle against the forces of the deep. It just worked out that way.

Mild, meek, and a little geeky, Walker is always happiest in his grandfather’s workshop, messing around with his inventions. But when his beloved grandfather is struck by an ancient curse, it falls on Walker to return an accursed pearl skull to the witches who created it?and his path will be strewn with pirates, magical machines, ancient lore, and deadly peril.

Author/illustrator Aaron Renier brings everything he has to this swashbuckling adventure story. Drawing from sources as disparate as Tintin, Treasure Island, and Harry Potter, Renier has woven together a breathless tale that will leave readers’ ears ringing from the cannon-shot and their eyes dazzled from the glowing stares of sea-witches.

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"Starred Review. This rip-roaring tale of swashbuckling adventure ...[is] a pleasure from beginning to end. Ages 9-14." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. Though a smidgen light on characterization, this comic really is just about everything you want from a rip-roaring adventure: exciting, deep, funny, and scary, with tremendous villains and valor galore. Grades 5-8." - Booklist

"This magical tale invites readers aboard the ship with the heroes, allowing readers to share in their triumph." - VOYA

"Readers should be prepared to suspend all logic and ties to reality. ... But for those who are ready to lay aside these concerns for a while and take off with Walker in an adventure of a lifetime, this is an exciting choice." - School Library Journal

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Aaron Renier

Aaron Renier's illustrations have appeared in a wide variety of places, including an entire city bus - turning it into a moving aquarium. His first graphic novel is Spiral Bound; this is his second. He lives in Chicago.

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