Illegal: A graphic novel telling one boy's epic journey to Europe

Hardback

Main Details

Title Illegal: A graphic novel telling one boy's epic journey to Europe
Authors and Contributors      By (author)   Eoin Colfer
By (author)   Andrew Donkin
Illustrated by   Giovanni Rigano
Physical Properties
Format:Hardback
Pages:144
Dimensions(mm): Height 268,Width 175
CategoriesThrillers
Social issues
ISBN 9781444934007
ClassificationsDewey:741.5
Audience
Children's (6-12)

Publishing Details

Publisher Hachette Children's Group
Imprint Hodder Children's Books
Publication Date 5 October 2017
NZ Release Date 5 October 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom

Description

This is a powerful and timely story about one boy's epic journey across Africa to Europe, a graphic novel for all children with glorious colour artwork throughout. From Eoin Colfer, previously Irish Children's Laureate, and the team behind his bestselling Artemis Fowl graphic novels. Ebo: alone. His sister left months ago. Now his brother has disappeared too, and Ebo knows it can only be to make the hazardous journey to Europe. Ebo's epic journey takes him across the Sahara Desert to the dangerous streets of Tripoli, and finally out to the merciless sea. But with every step he holds on to his hope for a new life, and a reunion with his sister. *Winner of the Judges' Special Award at the Children's Books Ireland Book of the Year Awards* 'Beautifully realised and punchily told.' Alex O'Connell, The Times Children's Book of the Week 'A powerful, compelling work, evocatively illustrated ... It would take a hard heart not to be moved by this book.' Financial Times

Author Biography

*Illegal shortlisted for the Children's Book of the Year in the Irish Book Awards* Eoin Colfer is the writer of the bestselling, award-winning Artemis Fowl series, and has sold over twenty million books worldwide. You can find him on Twitter @EoinColfer. Andrew Donkin has written over sixty books and graphic novels, including Batman for DC Comics. He is @AndrewDonkin. Giovanni Rigano has won many awards for his illustrations and is a regular at comic festivals across Europe.

Reviews

A graphic novel with extraordinary images by Giovanni Rigano... it's a work of art and an education. I wish everyone would read it. I really do. -- Jenny Valentine * Buzzfeed * A powerful, compelling work, evocatively illustrated ... It would take a hard heart not to be moved by this book. * Financial Times * This is an outstanding book, told with honesty and heart. * Irish Independent * An absolute must-read, this graphic novel is thought-provoking, profound, sensitive and totally gripping. * Book Trust * A deeply affecting account. -- Sarah Donaldson * The Observer, Children's Book of the Week * A powerful, involving graphic novel. -- Nicolette Jones * Sunday Times, Books to Watch Out For * Beautifully realised and punchily told. -- Alex O'Connell * The Times, Children's Book of the Week *