Chickenhare, Volume 1: The House of Klaus

Chickenhare, Volume 1: The House of Klaus

by Chris Grine
     
 

He’s a chicken! He’s a hare! He’s Chickenhare! And he’s your new favorite comic-book character, whether you know it or not!

Night is falling on the frozen landscape as Chickenhare and his turtle friend Abe find themselves on their way to be sold to Kaus — an insane taxidermist with a penchant for unique animals and enough emotional

Overview

He’s a chicken! He’s a hare! He’s Chickenhare! And he’s your new favorite comic-book character, whether you know it or not!

Night is falling on the frozen landscape as Chickenhare and his turtle friend Abe find themselves on their way to be sold to Kaus — an insane taxidermist with a penchant for unique animals and enough emotional baggage to go on a very long vacation.

With the help of two mysterious new companions, our fuzzy, feathered and amphibious heroes endeavor to escape their dire fate. But they soon discover that might not be so easy when they get caught up in an adventure that could bring Klaus’s villiany to an end for good... or they all might die.

Whatever happens, Chickenhare is sure to charm, scare and delight readers young and old alike!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 6 Up
Chickenhare is a hare with the feet and feathers of a chicken, and he and his turtle friend, Abe, are the valuable property of Klaus, a twisted taxidermist who has killed many of the animals in the surrounding area "for home decor purposes." They manage to escape along with two other prisoners and now Buttons, Klaus's beloved, deceased pet goat, wants to help them end his former owner's tyranny. A simple layout with clean lines and conventional paneling make this book suitable for young readers new to comics, but the dark humor is not. It can be quite gruesome: Klaus's house is filled with eerie displays of his taxidermy victims and, at the end of the story, victorious animals eat their human enemies. While the characters are quirky and likable, the story is resolved without much development on their part. Chickenhare owes an influence to Jeff Smith's "Bone" series (Scholastic) but lacks its complexity of plot and character, as well as its emotional depth. A second volume is forthcoming, however, so perhaps there is still room for the story to evolve.
—Lisa GoldsteinCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593075743
Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Publication date:
09/27/2006
Series:
Chickenhare Series, #1
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
11 Years

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