Last of the Sandwalkers

Last of the Sandwalkers

Graphic Novel - 2015 | First edition
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When field scientist Lucy defies the law of her safe but authoritarian home on an oasis by leading a team of researchers into the desert to learn about the greater world, what she finds will change everything, beginning with the knowledge that beetles are not the only living creatures.
Publisher: New York : First Second, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781626720244
162672024X
Branch Call Number: TEEN
Characteristics: 312 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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AL_KAYLA Nov 08, 2016

Such a clever and beautifully illustrated way to include a ton of science and bug facts subtly wrapped around a great adventure story!

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parnoosh
Jul 18, 2016

I really enjoyed this book, because the bugs were so adorable. Hosler is a great artist. Before reading this book I was never interested in bugs as much as I am now.

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skyekilaen
Sep 14, 2015

Some people have multiple talents. For example, I load a dishwasher really well AND I’m great at tickling seven year olds.

Jay Hosler, though, is far more talented than I. He’s a college biology professor and a gifted cartoonist and a fabulous storyteller. Combine all of that and you get Last of the Sandwalkers, an adventure mixed with political conspiracy populated by bugs. Bugs that live in New Coleopolis, a beetle city with a theocratic government and institutions of higher learning. Beyond New Coleopolis is a wasteland… or at least, so they’ve been taught. Lucy, a scientist in New Coleopolis, isn’t so sure. Overcoming the skepticism of her colleagues, she mounts an expedition to explore the world beyond the city. She soon discovers that both the world and the loyalties of her teammates aren’t always what she’s been led to believe.
I didn’t know I could care about bugs so much. The personalities, backstories, and relationships of this group of explorers captivated me. Hosler draws them with distinct facial expressions and body language. (My guess is that is took 7,000 years to draw this incredibly detailed book.) Lucy and her friends are fighting for reason over superstition and greed, fueled by a passionate curiosity about the world. They’re a great team. I’m looking forward to reading more of Hosler’s work!

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