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The Lost Colony #02: The Red Menace

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In The Red Menace, the much-awaited second installment of The Lost Colony series, the beloved and not-so-beloved islanders confront war profiteering, the Native American Wars, and other unwelcome visitors to their hidden realm.

Grady Klein cooks up a fresh serving of shocks and delights in this one-of-a-kind take on American history. Along with magic potions, stage tricks, and farting contests, be prepared for tragedy, controversy, and even shameful secrets. And of course, plenty of reasonably priced merchandise.

It's wintertime on the island, and The Lost Colony explodes with intrigue in a chilly palette of pastel shades, splashed with patriotic red, white, and blue. In this continuing feast for your eyes and mind, human nature plays out in all its grim hypocrisy and hilarious contradiction — and just like most things on the island, the Red Menace itself isn't what it seems.

Review:

"[A] witty, sophisticated, candy-colored adventure....Teens (especially those enrolled in advanced-placement American history classes) as well as many adults will find a lot to enjoy and think about in this brash, fantastic tale — and they will look forward to other volumes in the planned series." Booklist

Review:

"In the Snodgrass Conspiracy review, I briefly compared Klein to Mark Twain....The Lost Colony has the potential to approach Huckleberry Finn in importance. God, that sounds bold to say, but as I try to get my mind around how The Lost Colony makes me think and feel, I can't convince myself that it's an exaggeration." Newsarama

Review:

"The artwork is clever, with marvelous colors and elegantly rendered backgrounds, but the characters have been reduced to an objectified simplicity that makes them difficult to read." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

Gloriously illustrated and splashed with colors so brilliant they pop, this second incendiary installment of The Lost Colony is guaranteed to thrill, surprise, and press a few nerves along the way.

Synopsis:

“A zany cast of slaves, ex-slaves, capitalists, opportunists, inventors, and just plain regular folk lead the way through this colorful and delightful tale. . . .” –VOYA

 

In The Red Menace, the much-awaited second installment of The Lost Colony series, the beloved and not-so-beloved islanders confront war profiteering, the Indian Wars, and other unwelcome visitors to their hidden realm.

 

Grady Klein cooks up a fresh serving of shocks and delights in this one-of-a-kind take on American history.  Along with magic potions, stage tricks, and farting contests, be prepared for tragedy, controversy, and even shameful secrets.  And of course, plenty of reasonably priced merchandise. 

 

Its wintertime on the island, and The Lost Colony explodes with intrigue in a chilly palette of pastel shades, splashed with the patriotic red, white, and blue.  In this continuing feast for your eyes and mind, human nature plays out in all its grim hypocrisy and hilarious contradictionand just like most things on the island, the Red Menace itself isnt what it seems. 

Grady Klein is an award-winning freelance illustrator, designer, and animator. His work, which includes the animated short The Dust Bunny, has appeared in print and on screen all over the world.
In The Red Menace, the much-awaited second installment of the Lost Colony series, the beloved and not-so-beloved islanders confront war profiteering, the Indian Wars, and other unwelcome visitors to their hidden realm. Grady Klein cooks up a fresh serving of shocks and delights in this one-of-a-kind take on American history. Along with magic potions, stage tricks, and farting contests, be prepared for tragedy, controversy, and even shameful secrets.  And of course, plenty of reasonably priced merchandise. 

Its wintertime on the island, and the Lost Colony explodes with intrigue in a chilly palette of pastel shades, splashed with the patriotic red, white, and blue. In this continuing feast for your eyes and mind, human nature plays out in all its grim hypocrisy and hilarious contradictionand just like most things on the island, the Red Menace itself isnt what it seems. 

"A zany cast of slaves, ex-slaves, capitalists, opportunists, inventors, and just plain regular folk lead the way through this colorful and delightful tale."VOYA

"In The Snodgrass Conspiracy, the first volume of the Lost Colony, Klein's insightful satire of white privilege and the pillaging of North America's preceding inhabitants, little Birdy Snodgrass dealt with slavery in the candy-colored world of the island in the Megabuk River. Now Birdy's evil father, who is both the island's governor and banker, addresses the 'Injun problem' in cahoots with the mysterious Dr. Pepe Wong and an imposter claiming to be storied frontiersman Johnny Crevasse. Despite the pastel scenery, sometimes blotted with blood or crude song lyrics, this is neither children's story nor adolescent fantasy. Its ideal reader should have a solid grasp of nineteenth-century American history, including the mythology that inspired double-crossing native peoples and fostered bland naïveté in politically weak frontier towns."Booklist

About the Author

Grady Klein is an award-winning freelance illustrator, designer, and animator. His work, which includes the animated short "Dust Bunny," has appeared in print and on screen all over the world. The Lost Colony Book Two: The Red Menace is his second book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596430983
Subtitle:
The Red Menace
Author:
Klein, Grady
Publisher:
First Second
Subject:
Prejudices
Subject:
Cartoons and comics
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
CGN004000
Subject:
General
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels
Subject:
Alternative History
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Lost Colony
Series Volume:
No. 2
Publication Date:
May 29, 2007
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.50 x 6.00 in
Age Level:
from 14 up to 19

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Product details 128 pages First Second - English 9781596430983 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[A] witty, sophisticated, candy-colored adventure....Teens (especially those enrolled in advanced-placement American history classes) as well as many adults will find a lot to enjoy and think about in this brash, fantastic tale — and they will look forward to other volumes in the planned series."
"Review" by , "In the Snodgrass Conspiracy review, I briefly compared Klein to Mark Twain....The Lost Colony has the potential to approach Huckleberry Finn in importance. God, that sounds bold to say, but as I try to get my mind around how The Lost Colony makes me think and feel, I can't convince myself that it's an exaggeration."
"Review" by , "The artwork is clever, with marvelous colors and elegantly rendered backgrounds, but the characters have been reduced to an objectified simplicity that makes them difficult to read."
"Synopsis" by , Gloriously illustrated and splashed with colors so brilliant they pop, this second incendiary installment of The Lost Colony is guaranteed to thrill, surprise, and press a few nerves along the way.
"Synopsis" by ,
“A zany cast of slaves, ex-slaves, capitalists, opportunists, inventors, and just plain regular folk lead the way through this colorful and delightful tale. . . .” –VOYA

 

In The Red Menace, the much-awaited second installment of The Lost Colony series, the beloved and not-so-beloved islanders confront war profiteering, the Indian Wars, and other unwelcome visitors to their hidden realm.

 

Grady Klein cooks up a fresh serving of shocks and delights in this one-of-a-kind take on American history.  Along with magic potions, stage tricks, and farting contests, be prepared for tragedy, controversy, and even shameful secrets.  And of course, plenty of reasonably priced merchandise. 

 

Its wintertime on the island, and The Lost Colony explodes with intrigue in a chilly palette of pastel shades, splashed with the patriotic red, white, and blue.  In this continuing feast for your eyes and mind, human nature plays out in all its grim hypocrisy and hilarious contradictionand just like most things on the island, the Red Menace itself isnt what it seems. 

Grady Klein is an award-winning freelance illustrator, designer, and animator. His work, which includes the animated short The Dust Bunny, has appeared in print and on screen all over the world.
In The Red Menace, the much-awaited second installment of the Lost Colony series, the beloved and not-so-beloved islanders confront war profiteering, the Indian Wars, and other unwelcome visitors to their hidden realm. Grady Klein cooks up a fresh serving of shocks and delights in this one-of-a-kind take on American history. Along with magic potions, stage tricks, and farting contests, be prepared for tragedy, controversy, and even shameful secrets.  And of course, plenty of reasonably priced merchandise. 

Its wintertime on the island, and the Lost Colony explodes with intrigue in a chilly palette of pastel shades, splashed with the patriotic red, white, and blue. In this continuing feast for your eyes and mind, human nature plays out in all its grim hypocrisy and hilarious contradictionand just like most things on the island, the Red Menace itself isnt what it seems. 

"A zany cast of slaves, ex-slaves, capitalists, opportunists, inventors, and just plain regular folk lead the way through this colorful and delightful tale."VOYA

"In The Snodgrass Conspiracy, the first volume of the Lost Colony, Klein's insightful satire of white privilege and the pillaging of North America's preceding inhabitants, little Birdy Snodgrass dealt with slavery in the candy-colored world of the island in the Megabuk River. Now Birdy's evil father, who is both the island's governor and banker, addresses the 'Injun problem' in cahoots with the mysterious Dr. Pepe Wong and an imposter claiming to be storied frontiersman Johnny Crevasse. Despite the pastel scenery, sometimes blotted with blood or crude song lyrics, this is neither children's story nor adolescent fantasy. Its ideal reader should have a solid grasp of nineteenth-century American history, including the mythology that inspired double-crossing native peoples and fostered bland naïveté in politically weak frontier towns."Booklist

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