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DanTDM: Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Light, fun Minecraft adventure for fans of YouTube star.

Book DanTDM Graphic Novel 2016
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 9+

DanTDM is the best

I have been watching DanTDM for 6 years and it is the best youtube channel ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
age 18+

DanTDM Best Youtuber

What I think about this comic book is that it’s for people like me or my younger brother, but it’s probably not for kids younger than 8 years of age. I think it would suit a young kid to a young adult like me or DanTDM himself. Even though it has some violence in the book, I probably would recommend it to a kid that’s like 11 years old to 17 years old. I probably would purchase it if I had $9 dollars left in my iTunes account on iTunes I mean iBooks store. On my iPhone.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (4 ):

Already one of the hottest Minecraft players on YouTube, DanTDM is expanding his storytelling empire with an amusing -- though conventional -- tale featuring familiar characters from his videos. DanTDM: Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal is a classic good-vs.-evil tale, complete with sidekicks, gadgets, and an evil lair.

DanTDM's cheery persona makes the jump offscreen largely intact and livens up the pedestrian plot. The graphic novel format isn't always used well -- the action is sometimes hard to follow, and several sequences pad pages without moving the plot along. DanTDM's fans probably won't mind, however. They'll especially enjoy seeing favorite elements from his YouTube videos carried over here, including plentiful pigs and his skeleton dog, Grim. A two-page spread introduces the characters to the uninitiated.

Book Details

  • Author: DanTDM
  • Genre: Graphic Novel
  • Topics: Magic and Fantasy , Adventures
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publication date: October 25, 2016
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 8 - 12
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Available on: Nook, Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: April 6, 2020

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