No. of pages 144
This is a powerful and timely story about one boy's epic journey across Africa to Europe, a graphic novel for all children with glorious colour artwork throughout. From Eoin Colfer, previously Irish Children's Laureate, and the team behind his bestselling Artemis Fowl graphic novels.
His sister left months ago. Now his brother has disappeared too, and Ebo knows it can only be to make the hazardous journey to Europe.
Ebo's epic journey takes him across the Sahara Desert to the dangerous streets of Tripoli, and finally out to the merciless sea. But with every step he holds on to his hope for a new life, and a reunion with his sister.
*Winner of the Judges' Special Award at the Children's Books Ireland Book of the Year Awards*
'Beautifully realised and punchily told.' Alex O'Connell, The Times Children's Book of the Week
'A powerful, compelling work, evocatively illustrated ... It would take a hard heart not to be moved by this book.' Financial Times
There are 144 pages in this book. This is a picture book. A picture book uses pictures and text to tell the story. The number of words varies from zero ('wordless') to around 1k over 32 pages. Picture books are typially aimed at young readers (age 3-6) but can also be aimed at older children (7+).
Robert Dunbar said of Eoin Colfer's first novel, BENNY AND OMAR (an instant number one bestseller in Ireland), "A wonderful book, absolutely hilarious. " Giovanni Rigano has won many awards for his illustrations and is a regular at comic festivals across Europe. Andrew Donkin has written over sixty books and graphic novels, including Batman for DC Comics. He is @AndrewDonkin.