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Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Search, Part 2 by Gene Luen Yang
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Bigger Than a Bread Box by Laurel Snyder
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The Bumper Book of Nature by Stephen Moss
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A Dance for Emilia by Peter S. Beagle
Domestic Manners of the Americans by Frances Trollope Emancipation Proclamation: Lincoln and the Dawn of Liberty by Tonya Bolden
Flight by Sherman Alexie
Fool Moon by Jim Butcher
The Garden of Abdul Gasazi by Chris Van Allsburg
How I Stole Johnny Depp's Alien Girlfriend by Gary Ghislain
The Journey of Tunuri and the Blue Deer by James Endredy
Leo Geo and His Miraculous Journey Through the Center of the Earth by Jon Chad
The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck by Emily Fairlie
Maggie and the Pirate by Ezra Jack Keats
Natural History by Justina Robson
On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
The Port Chicago 50 by Steve Sheinkin
Rust: Secrets of the Cell by Royden Lepp
The Sacramento, River of Gold by Julian Dana
Tatty Ratty by Helen Cooper
Tiger Trek by Ted Lewin
A Very Fuddles Christmas by Frans Vischer
A Wounded Name by Dot Hutchinson

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish


Comments for Leo Geo and His Miraculous Journey Through the Center of the Earth

Leo Geo and His Miraculous Journey Through the Center of the Earth: 02/07/14

cover artLeo Geo and His Miraculous Journey Through the Center of the Earth by Jon Chad has a long title and a long adventure — one that goes right through the center of Earth! Jon Chad mixes science fiction and science fact to create a memorable tween graphic novel.

Leo Geo has a giant drill and he plans to ride it through to the center of the earth. Along the way he'll point out the sites. He'll see unusual formations, magma and some unexpected residents!

As this is a book about digging, the reader is asked to turn the book on its side after the introduction. Thus most of the book is read like a flip book, making it awkward but fun to read.

In terms of artistic style and whimsy Chad's artwork reminds me of Windsor McCay (Little Nemo). He uses a bold line and intricate details to flesh out the subterranean worlds.

Five stars

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Comment #1: Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 22:20:34

Jon Chad

I'm glad that you liked it! Thanks so much for the review!



Comment #2: Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 20:05:22

Pussreboots

You're very welcome. It came highly recommended from my son who has read it more times than I can count.