Fall 2020

The Inkberg Enigma

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

“Haven’t you always thought there’s something WEIRD about this town, Miro?”

Miro and Zia live in Aurora, a fishing town nestled in the shadow of an ancient castle. Miro lives in his books; Zia is never without her camera. The day they meet, they uncover a secret. The fishing works, the castle, and the town council are all linked to an ill-fated 1930s Antarctic expedition. But the diary of that journey has been hidden, and the sea is stirring up unusual creatures. Something has a powerful hold over the town.

With Zia determined to find out more, Miro finds himself putting aside his books for a real adventure.

Format Your Price
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, Graphic Novels
Copyright 2020
Publisher Gecko Press
Imprint Gecko Press
Language English
Number of Pages 128
Publication Date 2020-09-01
Text Type Fiction—Mystery
BISACS JUV008040, JUV008120, JUV008080
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 7.5 x 10
Lexile 240
Features Original artwork and Reviewed


School Library Journal

“Leaving readers with a satisfying open-ending, teasing at the potential for more stories to come, this tale will have readers searching for further clues on their own.”—School Library Journal

Publishers Weekly

“[T]he aquatic, gothic mystery breathes life into the . . . narrative.”—Publishers Weekly


“[A] diverting tale and an interesting pair of odd-couple kid detectives.”—Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“Villains, magical books, and creatures from the deep combine for a fast-paced, rollicking graphic mystery.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author, Illustrator: Jonathan King

Jonathan King is a filmmaker and comic artist whose comics have featured online and in anthologies. His debut feature Black Sheep remains one of New Zealand's biggest-selling films and received numerous international awards.