Bulldog Library

The Unsinkable Walker Bean

on May 26, 2013

JF Renier    •    AR Reading Level: 2.4    •    AR Points: 1.0    •    Quiz #144238


There is a story that every child is told.  It is a story of the sea witches who live deep beneath the sea.  It is said that they have a wall of skull that can show you anything past, present, or future, but only those with heart and blood as thick as the sea witches can look at it and live.

What would happen if an ordinary human looks not at the whole wall, but just one skull?  Walker Bean’s grandfather has found one of the sea witch’s pearl skulls.  He risked his life and looked at the skull.  He did not die, but he became gravely ill.  Now to save his grandfather’s life, Walker Bean must risk his own life on a perilous journey to return the pearl skull to the sea witches.

Pirates.  Monsters.  Magic.  Explosions.  Adventure.

The Unsinkable Walker Bean has it all!  This is a graphic novel for readers who want a supernatural pirate adventure with plenty of mysteries and unforgettable characters.   It grabs readers right from the start, and in the end, it leaves them longing for more.  More answers.  More adventures.  More Walker Bean!  Genre: Adventure  •  Interest Level: grades 4-8

ALA Core Collection of Graphic Novels & 2011 YALSA Great Graphic Novels

Reinier, A.  (2010).  The Unsinkable Walker Bean.  New York NY: First Second.


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