The Inkberg Enigma
“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.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Number of Pages||128|
The Horn Book Magazine
“Miro prefers to read about adventures rather than live them, but Zia’s curiosity is contagious, and he grudgingly agrees to help her investigate. Soon they are unraveling a mystery . . .”—The Horn Book Magazine
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
“[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
“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.
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The Inkberg Enigma
“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… View available downloads →