The Dam Keeper, Book 2
World Without DarknessThe Dam Keeper (Volume 2)
Written and illustrated by Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi
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ISBN: 9781250215208160 Pages, Ages 7-11
Based on the Oscar-nominated animated short film of the same name, The Dam Keeper is a lush, vibrantly drawn graphic novel trilogy by Tonko House cofounders Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi. World Without Darkness is the second volume in the series.
Beyond the dam lies certain death—this is something every citizen of Sunrise Valley knows well. Yet, when a poisonous black tidal wave carries Pig, Fox, and Hippo over the dam and into the wastelands, they don’t find death. Instead they find bustling cities, each with their own dams. Pig can't help but wonder, who is the mysterious dam keeper behind it all?
But he doesn't have time to unravel this mystery. The wave of deadly black fog will return to Sunrise Valley in four days, and its dam can't withstand another assault. In a stolen truck and with a deranged lizard leading the way, Pig and his friends are in a race against the clock. but can they reach home in time?
Praise for The Dam Keeper, Book 2
“Haunting and gorgeous. This book is a rare treasure.”
—Ben Hatke, author of Zita the Spacegirl and Mighty Jack
"The dense, full-color artwork has the rounded depth and cartoonish character design of a Pixar movie, but the persistent smog and occasionally jagged borders and shapes give it a haunting, eerie quality all its own...the mystery of the dam keepers and the origin of the smoke gets deeper here."—Booklist