Compass South: A Graphic Novel (Four Points, Book 1)

Compass South: A Graphic Novel (Four Points, Book 1)


A New York Times bestsellerGet ready for a breathtaking journey in Compass South a gorgeous graphic novel for middle-grade readers written by Hope Larson and illustrated by Rebecca Mock Its 1860 in New York City When 12-year-old twins Alexander and Cleopatras father disappears they join the Black Hook Gang and are caught by the police pulling off a heist They agree to reveal the identity of the gang in exchange for tickets to New Orleans But once there Alex is shanghaied to work on a ship that is heading for San Francisco via Cape Horn Cleo stows away on a steamer to New Granada where she hopes to catch a train to San Francisco to find her brother Neither Alexander nor Cleo realizes the real danger they are in-they are being followed by pirates who think they hold the key to treasure How they outwit the pirates and find each other makes for a fast-paced stunning adventure Praise for Compass SouthLarson best known for her graphic novel adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time weaves a wonderful vivid story assisted beautifully by Mocks illustrations which take the twins from murky back alleys to bright and vibrant ocean scenes A charming choice for elementary and middle school library graphic novel collections School Library Journal starred review


Captures all the rollicking action of a Robert Louis Stevensontype sea adventure The Horn Book


Suggested age: 9-13


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