Dragon and Hero Come to Life Through Art and Story

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Rebecca Guay and Jane Yolen's "The Last Dragon" combines amazing art with a fantastic story. The town of Meddlesome is plagued by a dragon.

Rebecca Guay and Jane Yolen's "The Last Dragon" combines amazing art with a fantastic story. The town of Meddlesome is plagued by a dragon. The dragon is making off with livestock, as well as people, so the town decides they need a hero. On a journey to find a true dragon-slayer, three boys encounter many who claim to be a hero, but none actually are. Least of all the heroes is Lancot, but he goes with the boys to fight the dragon. With the help of the healer's daughter, Lancot devises a plan to kill the dragon. When his plan falls apart, will Lancot have the courage to slay the beast?

 

The art in this graphic novel is done by Rebecca Guay, and the story was written by Jane Yolen. The art really enhanced the story. I liked how the art work is detailed, but not too overwhelming. Rebecca Guay has a unique art style that brings the story to life.

 

This book is recommended for young adults, but I would say that ages 10 and up can enjoy this book. There is a lot of reading in the first part, but it lays the ground work for what is to come. Other works by the author include "Owl Moon," "How do Dinosuars Say Goodnight?," and "Prince Across Water." You can find more about Jane Yolen at http://janeyolen.com/

 

The artist has done work on "Swamp Thing" and "Magic: The Gathering." More about the artist is at http://rebeccaguay.com/

 

Title: The Last DragonAuthor: Jane YolenIllustrator: Rebecca Guay

Publisher: Dark Horse Books

Pages: 141