Pigs Might FlyPigs Might Fly (Volume 1)
Written by Nick Abadzis; illustrated by Jerel Dye
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ISBN: 9781626720862208 Pages, Ages 8-12
All the sensible hogfolk in Pigdom Plains know that if pigs were meant to fly, they’d have been born with wings—but there’s no convincing Lily Leanchops. The daughter of renowned inventor Hercules Fatchops, Lily has watched her father’s flying machines fail time and time again. Working in secret, Lily is trying to build what her father couldn’t: an aircraft that actually works. And of course, she’s following his example and employing scientific principals alone—not magic. (Well, a protection spell or two doesn’t count, right?)
Lily’s secret project takes on a new sense of urgency when a mysterious enemy emerges from beyond the mountains. The Warthogs are coming, and they’re piloting flying machines powered by dangerous magic spells. To save Pigdom Plains, Lily must take to the skies in her own experimental aircraft—and there’s no time for a test run.
Pigs Might Fly chronicles the adventures of a team of airplane-flying pigs, from knockout duo Nick Abadzis and Jerel Dye.
Praise for Pigs Might Fly
“Abadzis (Laika) packs his story with porcine wordplay....but it’s the rapid pacing, intense action sequences, and wealth of skilled female characters that will stick with readers.” —Publishers Weekly
" This graphic novel is a visual feast, with vivid world-building details drawn into the vibrant illustrations...and effective use of panel formatting to speed or slow pace according to dramatic needs." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Detailed artwork, vivid colors, and soaring action sequences breathe life into each moment of this hefty narrative. " —School Library Journal
"Follows in the trotters of fantasy comics past, which means it also acts as a nice primer for middle graders just starting out in the genre." —Kirkus
"Filled with aerial action, adventure, and magic." —GeekDad
Praise For Laika:
“A luminous masterpiece filled with pathos and poignancy.” —Kirkus, starred review
“Vividly inked panels of Abadzis's art tell an impressively complex tale.” —Publishers Weekly