The Planet of the Gargand
From the Series The Little Prince
The Little Prince and Fox visit a planet covered in trees, where the roots hold the planet together. Two friends are about to compete in a race that will determine who should be the new Gargand—the one who plants the seeds to keep the trees growing. But the Snake is trying to shatter their friendship and destroy their planet. Will he succeed?
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Graphic Universe ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Reading Counts! Level||3.5|
Author: Vincent Costi
Illustrator: Élyum Studio
Didier Poli, artistic director, was born in Lyon, France, in 1971. After graduate studies in applied arts, he worked for various animation studios including Disney. He was working as artistic director for the video game company Kalisto Entertainment when he met Manuel Bichebois in 2001 and began drawing Bichebois' graphic novel series L'Enfant de l'orage. At the 2004 Nîmes Festival, Didier Poli received the Bronze Boar prize for young talent. He continues, along with his work on graphic novels, to work regularly in cartoons and video games as a designer and storyboard artist. In June 2010, he founded Élyum Studio with Guillaume Dorison, Jean-Baptiste Hostache, and Xavier Dorison.