Wednesday, May 27, 2009
World of Quest by Jason Kruse
World of Quest 1 and 2 by Jason Kruse. It was casually mentioned, on a school librarian's blog I think, as popular so I got them for us....Pros: Lots of bright, sharp color, wacky humor, two protagonists that are, as the jacket flap proclaims "Conan the Barbarian and Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes" and lots of mucus.
Cons: the story seems to start in the middle of nowhere and it's not until you read the list of characters at the back that you know what some of it's about. However, that can be solved by lots and lots of future issues! I've only had these for a few weeks and they've gone out a couple times already, so it looks like they'll be winners!
Verdict: This is an updated verdict...These have been HUGELY popular. I've never had a kid ask about the animated movies, but they read these to pieces - literally. Sadly, there are no hardback or library bound editions available (and volume 2 is out of print completely) so I have had to reluctantly let these go as the cost of replacing them every few months is too much.
ISBN: 978-0759524026; Published November 2007 by Yen Press; Borrowed from the library; Purchased for the library; Weeded due to condition, would purchase instantly if offered in hardback!