Tuesday, October 3, 2017

POPTROPICA: THE SECRET SOCIETY by Mitch Krpata. Illus. by Kory
Merritt. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2017. 112p. ISBN: 9781419723117 hc.
$9.95 Gr. 1-4 Graphic Novel

Action! Mystery! Humor! Adventure! This is a graphic novel that kids will have
a difficult time putting down. The bright use of color on the glossy pages is
appealing and expressive. There are multiple cells per page, and the images do
not become lost or overwhelming for the reader. The story is divided into short
chapters and depict a  humorous, action-packed science fiction adventure. The
main characters (Mya, Oliver, and Jorge) are diverse and well-developed as they
try to stop
misguided villain Octavian from hijacking time travel and changing
history. The quick synopsis of
where the series left off, as well as character chart,
helps the reader to get ready for this next installment. POPTROPRICA is indeed
an exciting "rest stop on the highway of history!"
Emily Cummings, Children's Specialist, Dickinson County Library

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