This highly innovative original graphic novel is placed in the future with humans being threatened by giant blob aliens. Filled with humor, adventure, and imaginative illustrations, One Trick Pony is an exciting new tale from master storyteller Nathan Hale. Recommended By Richard C., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
The aliens have arrived. And they're hungry for electricity. In the Earth of the future, humans are on the run from an alien force — giant blobs who suck up electrical devices wherever they can find them. Strata and her family are part of a caravan of digital rescuers, hoping to keep the memory of civilization alive by saving electronics wherever they can. Many humans have reverted to a pre-electrical age, and others have taken advantage of the invasion to become dangerous bandits and outlaws. When Strata and her brother are separated from the caravan, they must rely on a particularly beautiful and rare robot pony to escape the outlaws and aliens — and defeat the invaders once and for all.
"Set in a land that blends Stone Age elements and highly advanced technology, this graphic novel adventure features the same mix of humor and derring-do that makes Hale’s “Hazardous Tales” so popular." School Library Journal
"The aliens themselves are visu-ally exceptional — huge, gluttonous, and oozing privilege in both their actions and their physical presentations." Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
"Hale imbues his latest with pathos, action, and perfectly timed moments of comedy, but it’s the imaginative landscape, spot-on visual pacing, and confident line work that make this adventure tale really zing." Booklist
About the Author
Nathan Hale is the #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales. He also illustrated the graphic novel Rapunzel’s Revenge, which was an Al’s Book Club for Kids selection, an ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book, and a YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens. He lives in Provo, Utah.