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Bad Island by Doug Tennapel

Bad Island (edition 2011)

by Doug Tennapel

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Title:Bad Island
Authors:Doug Tennapel
Info:GRAPHIX (2011), Paperback, 224 pages
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Tags:YA, Graphic Novel

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Typically magical TenNapel tale of a family who crashes on a mysterious island full of monsters, and how it connects to a story of giants and monsters. Good, but not my favorite work of his by a long shot. ( )
  blurble | Aug 25, 2014 |
The line between entertainment for children and adults is blurry. Parents read Harry Potter and other young adult fiction, and most animated films are entertaining for entire families. So I approached Bad Island, a book that was recommended by a 20 something salesman at The Lonely Planet for my 8 year old son, with high expectations. I was not disappointed. Bad Island is a graphic novel that toggles between two stories, both about the importance of family (one human and one alien). Though they have their disagreements and infighting, they remain loyal and loving to one another and go to great lengths to protect each other against malevolent forces. The illustrations are as powerful as the storyline and the morals. Definitely glad my son read this powerful story about a family sticking together against great odds. ( )
  OccassionalRead | Mar 7, 2014 |
Bad Island by Doug TenNapel is typical TenNapel — a family crisis combined with weird events. Here the crisis is a child feeling the need to run away from home.

In space, a warrior's son runs for reasons explained later. On Earth, a father takes his family on a boating trip to keep his children close. Their boat, though, is damaged in a storm and they are shipwrecked.

Much of Bad Island is spent on the family trying to figure out where they are and the secrets behind the island. Meanwhile, the reader is trying to figure out how the island story meshes with the story of the young space warrior.

If you like complex, parallel plots in a graphic novel format, you will like Bad Island. If you prefer something more straight forward, give this one a pass. ( )
  pussreboots | Feb 27, 2014 |
totally NOT my favorite Doug Tennapel. I think I enjoyed Monster Zoo or Ghostpolis better. I thought the storyline was very unique. I'd definitely recommend it though. ( )
  GR8inD8N | Feb 27, 2014 |
a family vacation gone horribly wrong, reese, Janie and there parents embark on a family boat trip, they end up stranded on a mysterious creatures and plants and possibly a hostile creature tracking them?how will they get of the island? ( )
  jjpoppyjj | Oct 23, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0545314801, Paperback)

Something on this island is up to no good . . .

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-especially one teeming with weird plants and animals. But what starts out as simply a bad vacation turns into a terrible one, as the castaways must find a way to escape while dodging the island's dangerous inhabitants. With few resources and a mysterious entity on the hunt, each secret unlocked could save them . . . or spell their doom. One thing Reese knows for sure: This is one Bad Island.

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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.

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