Cucumber Quest is a lot of fun to read, especially when it is throwing gender stereotypes out the window. The story follows Cucumber, a young, shy rabbit who gets accepted to wizard school, after he is told that he must abandon his dreams in order to defeat a looming threat. His sister, Almond, a skilled sword fighter and much braver rabbit, travels with Cucumber (and basically does all the cool stuff). Great story with super-duper cute illustrations! Recommended By Brianna B., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
What happens when an evil queen gets her hands on an ancient force of destruction?
World domination, obviously.
The seven kingdoms of Dreamside need a legendary hero. Instead, they'll have to settle for Cucumber, a nerdy magician who just wants to go to school. As destiny would have it, he and his way more heroic sister, Almond, must now seek the Dream Sword, the only weapon powerful enough to defeat Queen Cordelia's Nightmare Knight.
Can these bunny siblings really save the world in its darkest hour?
Sure, why not?
Adapted from Gigi D.G.'s popular webcomic series, Cucumber Quest, The Doughnut Kingdom is the first graphic novel of a clever, adorable, and hilarious four-volume heroic adventure that is sure to make you hungry for sweets and action.