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“Hey, Pirate. What are you doing in my sandbox?” “I'm not a pirate. I'm the captain of a ship.” What is Captain doing in Dragon's sandbox? He is moping. Because he’s lost his ship. “Oh, no! I'll help you find it! Come on!” “Where are we going?” “To my cave! I know I have a map somewhere.”
Armed with a (toy watch) compass, a (paper-towel tube) telescope, and a (hand-drawn) map, Dragon and Captain set off on a great adventure. Dragon is a boy in pajamas and a dragon robe. Captain is a boy with a three-sided hat. But as the boys' imaginations take over, we see them as they see themselves and the backyard as the boys see it: a dark forest, a craggy cliff, and the immense sea. Illustrated like a comic book, this book is a fantasy-filled graphic novel for the picture book set. Young readers will be enchanted with—and parents will appreciate—the creative backyard play, in which the boys use the simplest found items and the backyard features to create an elaborate adventure. Can Dragon and Captain find the lost ship before lunch?
|Product dimensions:||10.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 7 Years|
About the Author
P. R. Allabach is a small-business owner who served in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. Dragon and Captain is his first picture book. He lives in Wilmington, North Carolina. Lucas Turnbloom is an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator best known for his comic strip, "Imagine THIS," which is syndicated through Universal Press/Uclick. He is a contributing artist to the Peanuts' 65th Anniversary Tribute Anthology coming in the fall of 2015, and the co-creator, co-writer, and illustrator of a full-color graphic novel series with actor Greg Grunberg, to be published by Scholastic in September 2015. While working for several years as a feature artist for the San Diego daily newspaper, The North County Times, Turnbloom earned 16 first-place awards for his cartoons and illustrations. Turnbloom was a contributing artist for Darkhorse's Axe Cop graphic novel series, and Andrews McMeel Universal's Eisner and Harvey award-nominated anthology, Team Cul de Sac: Drawing the line at Parkinsons. His work has also appeared in USA Today, and TIME.com. Dragon and Captain is his first picture book. Turnbloom lives in Santee, CA.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Dragon and Captain is a real joy to behold. Told in comic book style, it is a quick and light read which is simply enchanting. But the crowning glory of this whimsical book is the illustrations which nearly steal the show from the witty humor penned within the pages of this delightful book. Author P.R. Allabach and Illustrator Lucas Turnbloom are quite a team as they depict a day in the life of two boys playing make-believe. Vivid illustrations charmingly depict the boys becoming immersed in a wild and daring adventure. As they don makeshift costumes the two are transformed into a life-like dragon and his wily companion, a ship's captain. Creativity runs rampant in this book which is sure to capture the hearts and imaginations of young children. Dragon and Captain comes highly recommended and has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.