Book Three: The Master of Shadows
From the Series The ElseWhere Chronicles
Rebecca, Max, Noah, and Theo are reunited and on the run. The Master of Shadows himself is close behind. Nowhere is safe – monsters lurk in the water and on land, and the Shadow Spies strike at nightfall. All they have to guide them are the strange clues left by Grandpa Gabe. Can the four of them untangle Grandpa Gabe’s secrets in time? What will it cost them to stop the Shadows?
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Genre||Fiction, Graphic Novels|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Graphic Universe ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Reading Counts! Level||3.2|
|Reading Counts! Points||3.0|
“Kids will be left literally begging for more. . .” —Booklist
School Library Journal
“The action sequences are clear and suspenseful, providing an interesting contrast to the charming figure work. . . the books effectively grab readers and create a compelling emotional landscape to complement the alien one.” —School Library Journal
“Fantasy, play, and reality are well mixed in these short books. The reader tries to escape the next attack from the Shadow Spies right along with the foursome as each page unfolds another heart-stopping discovery. The pictures are rich, with well-defined colors and expressions that accurately reflect the character’s state of mind. A brief summary of the previous book is captured at the beginning of books two and three, and a hint of the next episode is given, including the third book, which finishes with ‘The End?’ Developmentally appropriate, the camaraderie between the characters emulates real life boredom, inquisitiveness, adventure seeking, and imaginations sometimes out of control. The ElseWhere Chronicles are a solid exploration for younger teens for whom things may still go bump in the night.” —VOYA
Bannister was born in 1973 and has been creating graphic novels since the age of 17. He is the illustrator of the popular Tib & Tumtum series andThe ElseWhere Chronicles series. His work has also appeared in Flight Explorer (Villard Books/Random House) and several editions of the Flight anthology.
Nykko is the author of several graphic novel series, including The ElseWhere Chronicles (Les Enfants d'ailleurs), originally published in French by Dupuis, which won the 2007 Lyon Festival Youth Prize. Nykko lives in Perros-Guirec, France.