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The Errand (Errand, 1) by Leo LaFleur
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The Errand (Errand, 1) (edition 2017)

by Leo LaFleur (Author), Adam Oehlers (Illustrator)

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'You can't remember how you became the errand boy of a suspected witch... you can only remember being desperate.' In this fable-like graphic novel, a young boy hurries to deliver a package - to an unusual and terrifying woman who lives deep within the sinister Whispering Woods. On the way, he must face his fears in the darkness of the forest. He passes the mystical wolves of the deep caves, slips by murderous spiders, feels the shaking of the giant as it snores, and even encounters a glimmer of hope... but what awaits him at the woman's hut?… (more)
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Title:The Errand (Errand, 1)
Authors:Leo LaFleur (Author)
Other authors:Adam Oehlers (Illustrator)
Info:Simply Read Books (2017), Edition: Illustrated, 44 pages
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An agreeable sense of disequilibrium, nicely conveying the mythopoeic approach to story.

I especially liked the simplicity of the plot ("you" run an errand for a witch, though why or what the parcel might be is never explained) and the pervasive ambiguity (are witches good? --what are all these threats about?). Oehlers' illustrations depict "you" as a boy, but LaFleur's accompanying text never specifies anything other than that you don't remember why you work for the witch, merely that you had few options.

Generally reminiscent of Gaiman's Instructions in overall POV, though LaFleur's effort feels less meta in its conception. ( )
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'You can't remember how you became the errand boy of a suspected witch... you can only remember being desperate.' In this fable-like graphic novel, a young boy hurries to deliver a package - to an unusual and terrifying woman who lives deep within the sinister Whispering Woods. On the way, he must face his fears in the darkness of the forest. He passes the mystical wolves of the deep caves, slips by murderous spiders, feels the shaking of the giant as it snores, and even encounters a glimmer of hope... but what awaits him at the woman's hut?

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