After Ethan’s mom died, his dad, an up-and-coming comic book creator, stopped drawing. When the ink for Ethan’s dad’s sketch pad comes alive and escape, Ethan finds a friend, who before long needs to be rescued.

Why should I read this book?

While some might see in this story and indictment of comics as opposed to literature, in fact, the story celebrates all excellent stories: classic, contemporary, graphic novel, comics, and regular-text fiction. It is a fun story with good characters, and a plot that will have you rooting for the good guys.

Who is this book best for?

This would make an excellent third to fifth to eighth grade read-aloud.

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