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Explorer: The Lost Islands (Explorer)


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ISBN13: 9781419708831
ISBN10: 141970883x
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The highly anticipated second volume to the critically acclaimed Explorer series, The Lost Islands is a collection of seven all-new stories written and illustrated by an award-winning roster of comics artists, with each story centered around the theme of hidden places. Edited by the New York Times bestselling comics creator Kazu Kibuishi, this graphic anthology includes well-written, beautifully illustrated stories by Kazu (the Amulet series), Jason Caffoe (the Flight series), Raina Telgemeier (Drama and Smile), Dave Roman (the Astronaut Academy series), Jake Parker (the Missile Mouse series), Michel Gagnand#233; (The Saga of Rex), Katie and Steven Shanahan (the Flight series), and up-and-coming new artist Chrystin Garland.

Praise for Explorer 2: The Lost Islands


"A second gathering of new graphic tales, diverse of plot and atmosphere but thematically linked by island settings and every bit as stellar as its predecessorand#133;First rate."

--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"With this second showcase Kibuishi affirms his editorial savvy for amassing talented creators and providing a vehicle to let them do what they do best: use comics to tell funny, thoughtful, and just plain good stories."

--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Lost Islands is a great sequel to The Mystery Boxes (Abrams, 2012) that is masterfully told and beautifully drawn. A must-have for any collection."

--School Library Journal, starred review

"This sophomore effortand#8217;s solid artwork, dialogue, and stories will still be a great introductory title for young or struggling middle-school readers starting to explore the world of graphic novels."


"Variety of style is the real draw of Kibuishiand#8217;s graphic anthologies, and tweens reluctant to stray from their comic-book favorites will find the gamut of visual presentations eye-opening."

--The Bulletin of The Center for Childrenand#8217;s Books

"Another satisfying anthology that will leave readers eager for the next."

--The Horn Book


About the Author

Kazu Kibuishi is the creator of Amulet, the award-winning New York Times bestselling graphic novel series, and the editor and art director of eight volumes of Flight, the influential Eisner-nominated anthology series. He lives in Alhambra, California.

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Home School Book Review, November 24, 2013 (view all comments by Home School Book Review)
This is a “graphic book,” a collection of seven all-new stories written and illustrated by an award-winning roster of comics artists and edited by comics creator Kazu Kibuishi, with each story centered around the theme of places on hidden islands. I normally don’t do graphic books, but this one was sent to me by the publisher for review, so I read through it. I am not a big fan of this media, but I must admit that, while a few of them are a little bizarre, most of the stories are fairly good and, in fact, make some beneficial points. There is really nothing objectionable. I will leave any evaluation of the artwork for others who are more into Japanese-style illustrations.

The seven stories are “Rabbit Island” by Jake Parker; “The Mask Dance” by Chrystin Garlan; “Carapace” by Jason Caffoe; “Desert Island Playist” by Dave Roman and Raina Telegemeier; “Loah” by Michel Gagné; “Radio Adrift” by Katie and Steven Shanahan; and “The Fishermen” by Kibuishi, who is also the creator of Amulet, the award-winning New York Times bestselling graphic novel series, and the editor and art director of eight volumes of Flight, another series of comics anthologies about the general concept of "flight," whether literal flight, flights of fancy, or whatever. The Lost Islands is No. 2 in the “Explorer” series; the first volume was entitled The Mystery Boxes.
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Product Details

The Lost Islands
Kibuishi, Kazu
Amulet Books
Comics & Graphic Novels
Graphic Novels - General
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 17
Full-color illustrations throughout
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
from 9 up to 99

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