My graphic novel The Prisoner of Shiverstone is now available
It’s actually been out for a short while (April 5th) but is still fresh and new!
In Linette Moore’s debut, middle-grade graphic novel, The Prisoner of Shiverstone, eleven-year-old Helga Sharp is found unconscious in a drifting rowboat near the coast of Utley Island. Utley, as Helga finds out when she awakens in the hospital, is forbidden territory: it’s a prison island to which the Mainland has exiled troublesome mad scientists for generations. Helga is questioned by the island’s guards and though they’re suspicious of her story, they agree to let her stay until they find her family.
The truth is, it’s no accident that Helga landed here. She is a keen inventor, but the Mainland is suspicious of all scientists and inventors. While working on her projects in secret, Helga made radio contact with Erasmus Lope, a mad genius who everyone thought had died in a lab experiment gone spectacularly wrong. But Lope is alive, and Helga is on a mission to rescue him from the prison island.
Now Helga must find a way to break Lope out, right under the noses of the family of famous heroes that run Utley Island. There’s only one big problem—Lope’s trapped inside a giant crystal in the mad scientists’ museum!
Here are some sample pages from the book! It’s painted in watercolor and gouache.
The Prisoner of Shiverstone got a starred review from the Horn Book magazine: “This delightful confection will entice readers with a good mix of fantasy, mystery, and action.” The full review appears in their May/June issue.
My book also got a nice review from School Library Journal: “This is a delightful, fast-paced read starring a protagonist whose love of science and adventure is at odds with societal expectations.” Subscribers can read the full review on the SLJ website.
It’s probably available at a bookstore near you, as well as the usual places online!