Sueño Bay adventures

Mike Deas, 1982-

Book - 2019

"In this graphic novel for early middle readers, mysterious raccoon-like Moon Creatures are discovered on an island in the Pacific Northwest."--

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Subjects
Genres
Action and adventure comics
Graphic novels
Comics (Graphic works)
Published
[Custer, WA] : Orca Book Publishers 2019-
Language
English
Physical Description
volumes : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN
9781459819610
1459819616
9781459819641
1459819640
9781459831490
1459831497
Main Author
Mike Deas, 1982- (author)
Other Authors
Nancy Deas (author)
  • Volume 1.
  • Shadow Island
  • Volume 2.
  • Otter lagoon
  • Volume 3.
  • Hermit hill
Review by Booklist Reviews

Ollie is having a hard time adjusting to his new life in Sueño Bay, and he's decided he's just going to up and leave. After losing both of his parents, Ollie has been shuffled around family until he ends up with his grandpa, living in a place where it rains over 200 days a year. He's just about to buy his ticket out of town when he and his new friends discover a mysterious trailer in the middle of nowhere that is housing very unusual creatures. There's something else going on in Sueño Bay, and it isn't until Ollie, Sleeves, Kay, and Jenna see that these creatures are magical do they realize that supernatural forces are afoot. The cute and colorful illustrations are engaging and bring the diverse cast of characters to charming life. The combination of traditional and full page panels move the story forward in an easy-to-read way with a story that is engaging and full of mystery and magic. A fun, magical romp that younger readers will enjoy. Grades 3-5. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 2–4—In this series starter, strange things are afoot in perpetually rainy Sueño Bay, the "home of the supernatural." It's the start of a perfectly average spring break for Ollie and his friends—curious Kay, crotchety Jenna, and snot-laden Sleeves—until they investigate rumors of a haunted trailer. There, Ollie and company stumble upon their grumpy gym teacher Ms. Grundle and a pair of strange, raccoonlike horned beasts. Could these be the fabled Moon Creatures of local yore? After a baby Moon Creature (who is later named Conker) sneaks into Ollie's backpack, the kids find themselves on a quest to return Conker and his mother to their home on Shadow Island. Young readers will eagerly follow the fast-paced adventure and identify with the group's tendency to make assumptions without getting all the facts. Ollie's gradually revealed backstory is sad but handled in an age-appropriate manner. Future entries will hopefully expand on the other children, as their character development is superficial at best. The real star here is the artwork, with the muted palette and realistic art style skillfully conveying the naturalistic setting and moody tone. The varied shapes and quantities of the panels propel the narrative forward while shifting perspective almost in real time. VERDICT Hand to young readers looking for slightly spooky shenanigans.—Pearl Derlaga, York County Public Library, VA Copyright 2019 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"In this graphic novel for early middle readers, mysterious raccoon-like Moon Creatures are discovered on an island in the Pacific Northwest."--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

With nowhere left to live after losing his parents and working his way through a long list of relatives on the mainland, Ollie finds himself at his grandpa's house in Sueäno Bay, "home of the supernatural." Miserable and intending to get away from the earthquake-prone, rain-soaked island on the next bus out of town, Ollie's getaway plans are altered abruptly when he and three classmates discover something they shouldn't have in a trailer in the woods. The four unlikely friends come together in a mystery involving supernatural creatures, a ticking clock and one angry gym teacher to save themselves, the creatures and Sueäno Bay from a darkness that is infecting the island. If they succeed, will Ollie finally find a place to call home?

Review by Publisher Summary 3

With nowhere left to live after losing his parents and working his way through a long list of relatives on the mainland, Ollie finds himself at his grandpa’s house in Sueño Bay, "home of the supernatural."Miserable and intending to get away from the earthquake-prone, rain-soaked island on the next bus out of town, Ollie's getaway plans are altered abruptly when he and three classmates discover something they shouldn't have in a trailer in the woods.The four unlikely friends come together in a mystery involving supernatural creatures, a ticking clock and one angry gym teacher to save themselves, the creatures and Sueño Bay from a darkness that is infecting the island. If they succeed, will Ollie finally find a place to call home?

Review by Publisher Summary 4

In this graphic novel for early middle readers, mysterious raccoon-like Moon Creatures are discovered on an island in the Pacific Northwest.