Reading Level: Middle Grade
Genre: Graphic Novel/Fantasy
Length: 160 pages
Publisher: First Second
Release Date: May 12, 2015
Stand Alone or Series: 2nd book in the Chronicles of Claudette series
Source: Borrowed from Library
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
“Scrappy Claudette sets out once again with her pal Marie and her little brother Gaston to right wrongs and fight evil. And this time, it’s personal. Claudette is out to get the dragon who ate her father’s legs…and his legendary sword. But as usual, nothing is as simple as it seems, and Claudette is going to need Marie and Gaston’s help more than ever.”
This is the second book in the Chronicles of Claudette series. Once again Claudette is determined to take up her wooden sword and square off a new evil monster. This time she is determined to get her father’s sword back from the dragon that ate it.
This graphic novel is drawn in a very cartoony style and done in bright colors; it’s well done and matches the tone of the story perfectly.
There is a lot of humor in here and I enjoyed that a lot. This book showcases Gaston and his cooking/mixing abilities and it was nice to see Gaston get some of the spotlight.
The story is easy to follow and fun to read; I loved it and would definitely recommend to both kids and adults alike.
Overall another wonderful book in this series. I love the illustration, the characters, the story, and the action. This is one of those graphic novels that I think kids and adults will both enjoy. My nine year old son loves this series and so do I. I look forward to reading future books in this series!