The Secret of the Stone Frog by David Nytra
(Toon)

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When Leah and Alan awaken in an enchanted forest, they have only each other and their wits to guide them. In a world full of pet bees and giant rabbits, they befriend foppish lions and stone frogs. Learning to overcome danger, they find their way home—and their independence.
 

About David Nytra

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David Nytra has been drawing since he was old enough to hold a pencil. An artist who works in many media, including clay, wood, and animation, he lives in the small town of 100 Mile House, in British Columbia, Canada. This is his first children's book. Though his own dreams are often unexciting and he's only a little bit allergic to bees, he loved books with many creatures in them as a child and he hopes he has put enough critters in here to satisfy even the most demanding reader.
 
Published September 11, 2012 by TOON Graphics. 80 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Along the way they anger a Bee Lady—depicted Red Queen–style with a large head and stubby, neckless body—exchange courtesies with a group of refined teddy bears (or maybe lions?) in elaborate 18th-century dress, ride atop giant rabbits, and take a subway ride in a train filled with stiffly silent...

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Vera Brosgol reviews a graphic fantasy novel for young readers about a brother and sister who set off into the woods.

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A young brother and sister in their nightclothes (Alan and Leah) awake without explanation in a magical land of illogic and misrule from which they must struggle to find their way home.

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Shading is never given an easy option, and as bonkers as the story gets the artwork is more than a match – the action at the end, without giving anything away, is just rife with invention and craft and surprise and detail, forever detail.

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While they are trying to find their way home, they find a stone frog that says the pathway to home is right behind it, but they have to stay on the path.

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