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Bad Island

TenNapel, Doug (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Lyle, Karen, Janie, and Reese must find a way off an island while they dodge strange and dangerous things on the island.
Authors: TenNapel, Doug
Statement of Responsibility: created, written , and drawn by Doug TenNapel
Title: Bad Island
Publisher: New York : Graphix, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 218 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Summary: Lyle, Karen, Janie, and Reese must find a way off an island while they dodge strange and dangerous things on the island.
Subject Headings: Family vacations Fiction Family vacations Comic books, strips, etc Shipwrecks Fiction Shipwrecks Comic books, strips, etc Human-alien encounters Fiction Human-alien encounters Comic books, strips, etc
Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Topical Term: Family vacations
Family vacations
Shipwrecks
Shipwrecks
Human-alien encounters
Human-alien encounters
Alternate Title: Badisland
ISBN: 9780545314794
0545314798
9780545314800
Branch Call Number: J GRAPHIC GN FIC T
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Shipwrecked on a mysterious island, Reese and his family have heart-pounding adventures dodging strange creatures as they unravel the mystery of an acient artifact.

List - 13 Thrilling Reads by: nypl_ottendorfer Oct 08, 2011

Bad Island by Doug Tennapel- When Reese is forced to go on a boating trip with his family, the last thing he expects is to be shipwrecked on an island. The survivors must find a way to escape while keeping away from the island's dangerous inhabitants. With few resources and a mysterious being on ... Read More »


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Sep 26, 2013
  • Setoak rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This was an interesting comic, had some funny moments too. The story had a nice flow to it.

Apr 30, 2013
  • JCLChrisK rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Does a regular family getting stranded on a strange island--so strange that none of the plants have the normal structure under the surface, all of the animals are unrecognizable and dangerous, and someone strange is stalking them--change their interaction dynamics? Nope, the mom and dad still squabble about how to do things, treat their teen son like he's lazy, and put up with their whiny younger daughter and her (now dead) pet snake. They'd better figure out how to more effectively get along pretty quickly, because the more they learn about the island, the more dangerous things get.

Jul 25, 2012
  • kosmo008 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

it is a great book, it is very addictive and intresting

it's a great book

Jul 19, 2012
  • _hollister_ rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

this graphic novel looks and sounds like it will be really scary and creepy, but its really not that bad.

May 22, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The rare standalone graphic novel, this book provides the mix of storytelling and action, heart and excitement, which many a comic strives for and few actually attain. There’s substance to this puppy. Something that sticks long after you’ve read it. And for many a kid, that’ll be enough. Definitely check it out.

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Apr 14, 2014
  • blue_butterfly_3402 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

blue_butterfly_3402 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 24

May 22, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 12

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May 22, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Okay. Here comes the tough part of the review. The part where I try to summarize the plot. Bear with me now. Two planets. Two rebellious sons. In a distant universe a battle wages. Giant creatures have secured the freedom of a relatively tiny species that they allow to live on their very skin. The giants rely on these people to operate their battle armor and other internal mechanics, which is a good thing since the tiny people’s previous hosts have returned to reclaim their slaves. The son of the king of the giants is determined to fight as well, but his efforts lead only to his capture at the hands of the enemy and banishment to a far away world. Meanwhile, centuries later here on earth, teenaged Reese is trying desperately to figure out how to get out of the lame family vacation his dad has planned. No one seems thrilled to be taking a boat ride, not Reese or his mom or his snake-obsessed little sister Janie. And that’s before the family gets caught up in a freak storm and shipwrecks on a strange deserted island. There they find creatures the like of which they’ve never seen, a strange artifact that appears to be leading them somewhere, and a malevolent presence that wants something that they have and is willing to do anything it can to get it back.

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May 22, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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