The Planet of the Tortoise Driver
From the Series The Little Prince
On this broiling-hot desert planet, only carapodes—wondrous giant tortoises—can safely move around and deliver mail and resources to the lonely cities perched far apart on rocky ledges. And only one person, Arobase, can guide the carapodes. When he decides to leave them to fend for themselves, the whole world starts falling apart . . .
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Genre||Fiction, Graphic Novels|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Graphic Universe ™|
|Number of Pages||56|
|Reading Counts! Level||4.1|
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.