"Readers! This book is not a real encyclopedia!" -from the back cover.
It's about a storyteller from the land of Nord and his series of adventures as he travels the globe in search of a missing part of himself. Meanwhile, BirdMan and his two children - the Ravens - look on from their perch in the heavens. It's told in graphic novel format with striking linocut-style images.
|First panel in the book. How could I not immediately fall in love with a book that starts with mitten love?|
|The story of historical events depends on who is doing the storytelling. (Note the high five in background.)|
|The Master Bootlicker made me laugh...|
|Another panel that made me laugh. (God's reaction to prayer: "What the bloody hell is that noise?")|
To see more of Isabel Greenberg's delightful art, check out her website: http://isabelnecessary.com/
Readalikes: Mouse Bird Snake Wolf (David Almond & Dave McKean); The Odyssey (Gareth Hinds).