Quirk's Quest: Into the OutlandsQuirk's Quest (Volume 1)
written and illustrated by Robert Christie and Deborah Lang
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On Sale: 10/18/2016
ISBN: 9781626722330128 Pages, Ages 8-12
Setting out to explore the remote Outlands of Crutonia are the brave and multifarious crew of the H.M.S. Gwaniimander, under the command of Captain Quenterindy Quirk—a leader whose confidence exceeds his competence by several lengths of his own bushy tail.
Quirk’s voyage of discovery is quickly plunged into disaster and mystery, as the expedition encounters carnivorous giants, an unstable sorceress, and a valley of indestructible creatures. With the crew decimated, the ship destroyed, and a malign force plotting worse fortune, can Quirk and his compatriots hold together their royal mission?
Vividly illustrated and starring a cunningly designed cast of characters, Robert Christie and Deborah Lang's Into the Outlands is a tale of adventure in a fully-imagined fantasy world ripe for exploration. This first graphic novel of Quirk’s Quest includes an illustrated roster of the important characters, a guide to the intrepid Sxervian Frog Brigade, and mission map of the Outlands.
Praise for Quirk's Quest: Into the Outlands
"The pacing is snappy, engaging plot twists abound, and so do intriguing characters, like the cheerful little Yoons....Readers will hope for a sequel, and the cliffhanger ending promises one." —Publisher's Weekly
"Christie and Lang manage to strike a good balance between drama and comic relief, and the colorful art features detailed landscapes." —Booklist
"Illustrations and text effectively intersect... as the pictures highlight key moments and frequently offer clever clues about what might be coming next. Rich colors make this uncharted island appealing and inviting, even while stark dangers lurk everywhere." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"The story is full of action, humor, and twists and is illustrated in full color in a cartoon style on glossy pages." —School Library Journal-