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Knife's Edge: Four Points Book 2 : A Graphic Novel

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Twelve-year-old twin adventurers Cleopatra and Alexandra Dodge are reunited with their father and realise that two family heirlooms reveal the location of a treasure that is their birthright. When they set sail with Captain Tarboro on the Almira, they know they're heading into danger - the ocean is filled with new and old enemies, including their nemesis, the infamous pirate Felix Worley. But like a coral reef that lurks below the surface of the waves, trouble is brewing between the siblings. Alex is determined to become a sailor and is happy with his role aboard the Almira, but Cleo - the only girl on the ship - is tired of washing dishes in the galley. In an effort to find her own purpose, she begins studying sword fighting with Tarboro, but neither Alex nor her father approves. Can the twins remain close as they pursue different goals and dreams, or will their growing differences tear the family apart before the treasure can be found? In this follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Compass South, Hope Larson and Rebecca Mock once again create an outstanding seafaring adventure.show more

Product details

  • 10+
  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 16mm | 589.67g
  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • full colour illustrations
  • 0374300445
  • 9780374300449
  • 93,028

About Hope Larson

Hope Larson adapted and illustrated A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel, for which she won an Eisner Award. She is also the author and illustrator of Salamander Dream, Gray Horses, Chiggers, and Mercury. She lives in Los Angeles.Rebecca Mock is an illustrator and comics artist. Her work has appeared in various publications, including the New York Times and the New Yorker. She is co-organizer of the Hana Doki Kira anthology.show more

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"Larson's tale takes an insular turn within this volume, offering exciting back story for her well-established cast of characters . . . As in its predecessor, every question answered leads the twins to more questions to be asked, and it ends with a breath-catching cliffhanger. An action-packed sophomore volume, with no loss of wind in its sails." --Kirkus Reviews "Full of adventure and some adolescent angst, this is a fast-paced, absorbing tale. The characters, including the villains, are fully realized, with detailed backstories and motivations. Mock uses panels in various sizes to heighten the drama, effectively shifting from close-ups to wide shots. The palette is rich, changing to match the mood of the narrative, and the characters are expressive . . . With exploits and intrigue aplenty, this story will appeal to anyone who loves a rollicking good read." --School Library Journalshow more