Book Review by Aarene Storms: Stickman Odyssey

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Stickman Odyssey  by Christopher Ford

If the Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Percy Jackson had a child, that child would be Stickman:  an updated-epic, wise-cracking graphic novel of ancient Greece drawn in stick-figures.

Zozimos, kingly heir to Sticathia, escapes from his evil stepmother and is lost at sea.  He must find his way home, past golems, giants, and kings determined to imprison him for centuries, and is continually hindered by his own self-centered idiocy.  Befriended by some unlikely characters, Zozimos grows a bit but mostly hacks his way through the countryside with a (stick-figure-drawn) sword and many amusing turns-of-phrase. 

Action, adventure, stick-figures and poop jokes.  If you like that stuff (and I do), you'll love Stickman Odyssey!  No sex, drugs, or rock-and-roll.  Recommended for readers (especially boys and reluctant readers) ages 10 to adult

Aarene Storms, youth services librarian
Richmond Beach Library, KCLS   


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