The Lost Colony, Book One by Grady Klein
The Snodgrass Conspiracy (Bk. 1)

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Set in nineteenth-century America, The Lost Colony takes place on a mysterious island unknown to the rest of the world. No one knows it exists except its citizens, a colorful and outrageous band of capitalists, inventors, hucksters, and freemen. They jealously guard the island's fantastic wealth from the prying fingers of the outside world, even as they attempt to conceal its captivating secrets from one another. The Lost Colony is a boiling concoction of slavery, patriotism, religion, and greed--in many ways, the story of America itself.

The first in an addictive new series for readers of all ages, The Lost Colony is a self-contained world filled with endearing and memorable characters, whose hilarious foibles overlay a plot that resonates with America's own struggles with issues such as profiteering, racism, and slavery. Thoughtfully written, richly illustrated, and always hilarious, The Lost Colony welcomes you into a new world.
 

About Grady Klein

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Grady Klein is an award-winning freelance illustrator, designer, and animator. His work, which includes the animated short Dust Bunny, has appeared in print and on screen all over the world. The Lost Colony is his first book.
 
Published May 2, 2006 by First Second. 128 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, History, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction

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In this brightly colored and busily illustrated graphic novel, Klein introduces young Bertha “Birdy” Snodgrass.

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The inhabitants of a mysterious unnamed island emerge once again to prevent strangers from infiltrating and to maintain peace on their clandestine homestead.

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Like some fairy tale take on the Old South, peopled with fantastic characters and lightly leavened with satire, Klein's third Lost Colony volume is a treat from start to finish.

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This somewhat perplexing book is ostensibly the story of an island cut off from the rest of colonial America.

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I would recommend this book more for when Volume 2 is released in order to give the reader a larger scope so, when the first volume suddenly ends the way it does, the reader doesn’t feel like they are dropped off a cliff without any of their questions addressed.

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