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The Unsinkable Walker Bean and the Knights of the Waxing Moon

The Unsinkable Walker Bean and the Knights of the Waxing Moon

The Unsinkable Walker Bean (Volume 2)

Aaron Renier

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On Sale: 10/23/2018

ISBN: 9781250229939

288 Pages, Ages 9-14

SHIPWRECKED! After their perilous encounter with the sea-witches, Walker and the pirate crew of the Jacklight find refuge on a deserted island. But it might not be as deserted as it seems—shadowy creatures have been spotted in the jungle, and strange animal tracks appear overnight. When Walker, Shiv, and Genoa discover a secret passage and mysterious ruins, the dark history of the archipelago begins to unravel. Legend tells of a mad king, a fallen civilization, and a powerful royal family in search of their lost sister. And for reasons Walker can’t understand, Genoa seems to be at the center of it all.

In this triumphant follow-up in the epic Unsinkable Walker Bean graphic novel series, Aaron Renier is back with more breathtaking art and high-sea adventure, The Unsinkable Walker Bean and the Knights of the Waxing Moon.

Praise for The Unsinkable Walker Bean and the Knights of the Waxing Moon

“Aaron Renier creates worlds that are so convincing and immersive that his readers are forever transformed. Walker Bean is a worthy heir to Tintin and deserves—and will not disappoint—a similarly wide audience.”
—Dave Eggers, cofounder of 826 National and author of The Lifters

"[Renier's] worldbuilding is intricate and immersive...Stunning illustrations should easily compel young eyes to linger over the many tidy and small panels juxtaposed against alluring larger spreads...Dazzling." —Kirkus, starred review

"Renier continues his deftly plotted, deliciously illustrated epic. This second volume leans more into mystery; this journey sees him unraveling more complex riddles." —School Library Journal

Aaron Renier

Aaron Renier is the Eisner award–winning author of Spiral-Bound and The Unsinkable Walker Bean, and one of the creative forces behind Infinite Corpse, an online collaborative comic with hundreds of contributors. He was born and raised in Green Bay Wisconsin in a very artistic family. In middle school Aaron had trouble focusing on reading until a teacher suggested he write book reports in the form of comics. It worked and it made him into a better reader of all kinds of books. Looking back, Aaron still sees those reports as his first works as a cartoonist. Aaron currently teaches drawing and comics at universities in Chicago.

AARON RENIER was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He has been drawing comics, in one way or another, for as long as he can remember. His illustrations have appeared in a wide variety of places, including turning an entire city bus into a moving aquarium. He won the Eisner award for cartoonist deserving wider recognition for his first graphic novel, Spiral-Bound. He is the illustrator of a series of books about the knights of the roundtable by Gerald Morris, and a picture book by Alice Shertle titled An Anaconda Ate My Homework.

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