Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Book review - Last of the Sandwalkers

Title: Last of the Sandwalkers
Author: Jay Hosler
Genre: graphic novel/adventure
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Summary: For generations the beetles have been satisfied to live quiet lives in their isolated village. Lucy, on the other hand, dreams of discovery. It takes some work but she convinces their leaders to allow her to lead a team of researchers into the desert where they will learn things that change the way they see the entire world.

My opinion: This book is a cool, sneaky way to teach some science. Much less obvious in its teaching than easy reader sci-fi, though also aimed at an older audience as it goes into more detail and brings some more complicated issues into play. I liked the combination of the adventure with message to observe and question. Plus, the art has the perfect combination of detail and cartoony style.
Advanced Reader Copy provided by NetGalley.

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