Book Review of Hama the Pig’s Big Adventure
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Hama the Pig’s Big Adventure
Written and Illustrated by Alexis E. Fajardo
Ages 3-7 | 34 Pages
Publisher: Kid Beowulf Comics | ISBN-13: 9780990950592
What to Expect: Exploration, friendship, loyalty, adventure, Vikings
Hama spends his days wistfully watching the Viking ships setting out on adventures and wishing he could join them. Hama can’t go with them though, because he’s a pig, and pigs don’t go on adventures. Then, one day, just when Hama starts to think he is doomed to stay in his pigpen and be teased by little boys forever, he gets his chance! Loaded onto a Viking ship (along with the other food supplies), Hama sets sail and soon experiences storms, pirates, and shipwrecks. He’ll get his chance to be a hero at last, and will make some new friends along the way…
In this quirky, whimsical graphic novel meets picture book, young readers are introduced to seafaring history and multimodal text decoding at the same time. Comic-style illustrations invite readers to think beyond the words on the page, and add whole new levels of subtle humor to the story. Hama is a lovable and unlikely hero, offering readers the chance to see themselves in the role of adventurer. As well as a great introduction to the Kid Beowulf series, Hama the Pig’s Big Adventure is an enjoyable and uplifting tale, perfect for readers that are just getting familiar with the graphic novel genre.
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About the Author
Alexis E. Fajardo is an Eisner award-winning editor and cartoonist. A student of the classics, Lex has created a unique blend of comedy, literature, and high-adventure in his graphic novel series, Kid Beowulf. When he’s not drawing comics, Lex works for them as Editorial Director at the Charles M. Schulz Studio in Santa Rosa, California, where he edits Peanuts comic books and storybooks.
For more information, visit https://kidbeowulf.com/.
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