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Isle of 100,000 Graves (edition 2011)

by Fabien Vehlmann Jason

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"Five years ago, little Gwenny's father found, inside a bottle, a map with instructions on how to reach the mysterious Isle of 100,000 Graves and its legendary treasures-- and then he vanished. Now Gwenny, having stumbled across another bottle-shipped map, enlists the dubious help of a shipful of pirates, sets out to find the island, and her long-lost dad. Little does she realize that the Isle comes by its ominous name honestly, as the location of a secret school for executioners and torturers, where apple-cheeked youngsters are taught the finer points of extracting information from prisoners-- and then putting an end to their lives in a wide variety of gruesome ways. And they've reached the point in their studies where theory should ideally give way to practice, so an influx of uninvited visitors comes as a blessing to the faculty. And yes, this story is a comedy. Albeit a dark one" -- from publisher's web site.… (more)
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Title:Isle of 100,000 Graves
Authors:Fabien Vehlmann Jason
Info:FANTAGRAPHICS (2011), Paperback, 56 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:2013 challenge

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Loved this book. The main character is refreshing. The plot is engaging. The twists are witty. ( )
  ShadowWhisp | Feb 19, 2018 |
Darkly funny and hugely entertaining, this a gripping adventure on the high seas as young Gwenny swears to find her father who went in search lost treasure and instead finds a secret school for torturers that lures pirates for practical sessions. It's a genius idea and while I was unsure if the art at first it works sublimely well with story and its deadpan humour and pitch perfect comedic timing. It’s absurd and lovable and absolutely delicious.

Highly recommend. I am off to seek more works from the both of them. ( )
  clfisha | Mar 22, 2013 |
Brilliant

A young girl finds a bottle with a treasure map within that will allow her to find her father who went missing after finding a bottle with a treasure map within. She hires a ship’s crew of pirates and they make their way to the island where the treasure alledgedly is. There are some surprising plot developments here and many laugh out loud moments.

Overall – This is a delight to read with fairly simple but fitting art. ( )
  psutto | Mar 14, 2013 |
Quirky little graphic novel about a girl who goes off to look for her dad, missing for 5 years since he went in search of the treasure on the Isle of 100,000 Graves. ( )
  bookczuk | Feb 26, 2012 |
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"Five years ago, little Gwenny's father found, inside a bottle, a map with instructions on how to reach the mysterious Isle of 100,000 Graves and its legendary treasures-- and then he vanished. Now Gwenny, having stumbled across another bottle-shipped map, enlists the dubious help of a shipful of pirates, sets out to find the island, and her long-lost dad. Little does she realize that the Isle comes by its ominous name honestly, as the location of a secret school for executioners and torturers, where apple-cheeked youngsters are taught the finer points of extracting information from prisoners-- and then putting an end to their lives in a wide variety of gruesome ways. And they've reached the point in their studies where theory should ideally give way to practice, so an influx of uninvited visitors comes as a blessing to the faculty. And yes, this story is a comedy. Albeit a dark one" -- from publisher's web site.

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