Tuesday, May 7, 2013

William and the Lost Spirit by Gwen de Bonneval

This is a graphic novel for young adults.  William knows his father is dead and buried, but his sister says she can hear him and she's going to find him.  When she leaves one night, William decides to follow...

Lerner Publishing Group and Net Galley allowed me to download a copy of this story for review (thank you).  It has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

I've always loved comics.  The new graphic novels are a lot like that but have longer tales.  Mathieu Bonhomme's illustrations are great and a bit graphic; soldiers, pirates and monsters die in this story.

William is young, unrehearsed at camping or fending for himself and his trip is a challenge.  He finds a friendly sheep and travels with it; that keeps his spirits up.  Little does he know that the sheep is more than a sheep.  Magic, ghosts, monsters, pirates, renegade soldiers and more are along the path William must take to find his sister and his father's spirit.  Are you strong enough to walk that path with him?

Happy reading. 

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