Love: The Mastiff


 

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From the publisher:

The fifth volume in the lavishly illustrated, award-winning series of wordless wildlife graphic novels, each depicting a day in the life of a different wild animal, told through the dramatic lens of Disney-esque storytelling, like a nature documentary in illustration.

A loyal Australian hunting dog finds himself alone in the outback when his master is killed by a poisonous snake. He must venture across the dangerous outback to find his way home again.

School Library Journal:

[This] wordless graphic novel follows the harrowing journey of a hunting mastiff who must traverse the Australian outback alone after his owner is attacked and killed by a poisonous snake. In his quest to get home to his remaining human family, the mastiff hunts for food and defends himself against aggressive wildlife, including hostile snakes and a pack of ravenous dingoes. Interspersed with the mastiff's story are panels in which platypuses, echidnas, koalas, and other Australian wildlife care for their young and hide from predators. Evoking a nature documentary, this fifth book in the "Love" series uses detailed sequential storytelling to immerse readers in the mastiff's trek. Bertolucci's rich, earthy tones; lively action sequences; and intricate portrayals of animals in their habitats vividly capture the symbiosis and the occasional brutality of Australia's wilderness. VERDICT: Middle grade readers interested in nature and comfortable with the story's realistic portrayal of the animal kingdom will be fascinated.

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Features

Federico Bertolucci
Frederic Brremaud

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine, issued without dustjacket

Creators

Federico
Bertolucci
Frederic
Brremaud

Publishing Information

Saint Louis, MO
Magnetic Press
2021
1st American
9781951719173

Physical Description

11 inches
8.6 inches
88 pages
color
Hardcover
pictorial boards
English

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