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Keeper of the Lost Cities The Graphic Novel: Volume 1, Part 1

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Lively graphic-novel reboot of magical elf-girl series.

Keeper of the Lost Cities The Graphic Novel book cover: Brown-haired boy and blond-haired girl, both with pale skin,, fly through the sky

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Shannon Messenger's convoluted, imaginative tale of DNA, superpowers, cosmic conflict, magical academies -- and a lot of unanswered questions -- gets a lively reboot in a new graphic novel series. Over the last decade, the glittery elf-girl saga Keeper of the Lost Cities has evolved from fascinating premise to colossal franchise and passionate fandom. Gabriella Chianello's colorful illustrations do a lot of the heavy lifting in defining the story's worlds and those who live there, and adapter Celina Frenn weaves a lot of back story and plot threads into a narrative that will appeal to first-time Lost Cities readers -- and offer a new perspective to returning fans.

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