Maybe you’ve read everything by Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters, Drama, etc.). Perhaps you tore through Awkward (Svetlana Chmakova). And Princess X. And Big Nate. And the graphic versions of A Wrinkle in Time and The Graveyard Book. And every other graphic novel or comic book for kids you could find.
Have you come across this one? Compass South (Four Points, Book 1) is bursting with action, abandoned kids, orphans, con artists, pirates, ship captains and at least one lost parent. There are also two sets of twins, street kids, travel around Cape Horn, and a girl dressed as a boy. And that’s not even all!
It’s a great quick read, with detailed and interesting illustrations, and it promises to be a story worth following in books to come. Not all the mysteries are solved by the end, and you have the feeling some characters will reappear later on. And what’s the deal with that knife and the watch? Will there be spies and secret codes? Will there be treasure? More pirates? I can hardly wait!
Compass South by Hope Larson with Rebecca Mock