The Night Riders by Matt Furie

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In Matt Furie’s glorious debut, a nocturnal frog and rat awake at midnight, share a salad of lettuce and bugs, and strike out on an epic dirtbike adventure toward the sunrise. As the friends make their way from forest to bat cave to ghost town to ocean to shore and beyond, new friends are discovered, a huge crab is narrowly avoided, and a world is revealed. Packed with colorful characters and surprising details on every hand-drawn page, The Night Riders is the ideal book for anyone who has ever wanted to surf to the mountains on the back of a dolphin.

About Matt Furie

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Matt Furie was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1979. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio in 2001. Matt is a Leo, he enjoys long walks in the park, bubble baths, and an occasional glass of wine. His comic series "Boy's Club" is published by Buenaventura Press.
Published August 7, 2012 by McSweeney's McMullens. 48 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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With his mouse friend in the front basket, a frog's bike ride down a moonlit country road leads to startling encounters with a fierce-looking but friendly cockatrice, a computer gamer that looks like a bat crossed with a human and, just off a nearby beach, a menacing giant white crab.

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Newcomer Furie’s wordless story of a frog who takes off with his pet mouse on a moonlit bicycle ride is filled with unexpected turns.

Jul 16 2012 | Read Full Review of The Night Riders

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