Miles Taylor and the Golden Cape: Attack of the Alien Horde
Art by Dusty Higgins
Rob Venditti is a great guy. When I was at Disney Hyperion, I worked with him on a number of graphic novels (the adaptations of The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, and Blue Bloods). I loved working with him so much that I told him that I would very happily review any children's book ideas he had. Shortly thereafter, he sent me the outline and sample chapters for this awesome book.
The novel is a very cool hybrid of prose and comic paneling (provided by the brilliant Dusty Higgins). Twelve-year-old Miles Taylor has a cape that turns him into the superhero Gilded. When we're following Miles's escapades as a seventh grader, the story is in prose. But when Miles must spring into action and become Gilded, it switches to comics. The result is a high-octane, adventure-packed story with loads of heart.
Laurent Linn handled the design.
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"Clever and funny with an irresistible premise, this middle grade adventure / comic book hybrid will engage even the most reluctant reader. Somebody get me a golden cape, stat!" - Rick Riordan
A Junior Library Guild Selection