A group of friends must use their ingenuity to save a parallel world that can only be accessed through cardboard boxes in this series starter from Black Sand Beach author Richard Fairgray and Lucy Campagnolo. Perfect for readers ready to step up from Jelly.
When Mac, Masie, and Bird find mysterious tokens in their cereal boxes, they're transported to Cardboardia, a magical landmade of paper and cardboard. In this parallel universe to ours, creativity thrives: Every time a box of anything is created in our world, a replica appears there, bringing residents art supplies, food, books, and more.
But an evil presence is slowly moving in, threatening to wipe all art and beauty from this paper paradise. It's no mistake that the three friends have been transported through their cardboard portals. Each has a special talent they never knew existed. And only when they figure out to harness them together will they be able to stop the destruction.
About the Author
Richard Fairgray is a New Zealand-born, award-winning, author illustrator of comics and picture books. He draws, colors, and animates his work, in spite of being legally blind. He has published over two hundrer comics, including the New Zealand bestselling Blastosaurus, graphic novel series Black Sand Beach, and his picture books, which are recognized world-wide.
Originally from New Zealand and now based in London, Lucy Campagnolo has a background in film, working on every aspect from production through to the art department. Lucy’s keen understanding of visual narratives brings a depth to the world building in Cardboardia, her first comic title. Lucy loves to explore the world, meeting new people, gaining new experiences and playing with new dogs. Her current goal is to obtain her own crumbling castle, be it through luck, sorcery, or by simply overthrowing a king.
"Anyone who has ever made a fortress from cardboard boxes will enjoy this graphic novel about the power of creativity. . . . A whimsical homage to creativity so often lost and overlooked in our digital age."—Kirkus Reviews
"Will resonate with readers seeking fanciful stories that incorporate friendship, creativity, and problem-solving."—School Library Journal