The Great Pencil Quest
Another Wallace the Brave Collection
By Will Henry
Age Range: 10 and up
Publication Date: May 3, 2022
In this new collection of Wallace The Brave comics, Wallace and friends Spud, Sterling, Amelia, and Rose, get in all kinds of trouble as they explore Snug Harbor in search of sea monsters, fun, and adventure.
For years, Wallace and his friend Spud have dreamed of sharpening the giant pencil known as “Big Betty.” With their teacher, Mrs. Macintosh, getting a new sharpener, this dream may finally come true—but not without some perilous twists and turns. Among many other adventures, Wallace and friends explore the caves of Snug Harbor in search of sea monsters, make a fort in a cornfield, and try to evade the school’s ban on pizza delivery during class. Award-winning cartoonist Will Henry’s beautiful watercolor comics and storytelling will entertain reluctant readers—and bold explorers—of all ages, especially fans of classic comics like Peanuts and Calvin and Hobbes.
About The Author
Will Henry is the creator behind Wallace the Brave, which earned the National Cartoonist Society’s Newspaper Comic Strip of the Year award in only its second full year of syndication. Will draws his inspiration from everyday life, and in the age of the smartphone, he aims to re-create a world in which kids still collect bugs and fly kites and eat ice cream cones upside-down. He lives in Jamestown, Rhode Island, with his wife, two children, his cat, and his mistress, the sea.
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