The Road to Epoli: Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo, Book 1

By: Ben Costa

James Parks

Meet Rickety Stitch, a walking, talking, singing skeleton minstrel. He’s the one skeleton in the dungeon who seems to have retained his soul, and he has no idea why. Full-color illustrations.

ISBN: 9780399556135

JLG Release: Sep 2017


Sensitive Areas: Mild language, War, Violence, Alcohol, Smoking, Irreverent humor, Bawdy humor
Topics: Talking skeletons , Gnomes , Fantasy , Humor , Bards , Monsters , Quests , Graphic novels

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Awards & Honors

YALSA 2018 Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers Nominee

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books*, Book List, Kirkus Reviews*, Publishers Weekly*, School Library Journal*

School Library Journal

[STARRED REVIEW]
Rickety Stitch is a skeleton minstrel who travels throughout the fantasy realm of Eem with Goo, his jiggling cube of a sidekick. Unlike the other reanimated skeletons in this world, Rickety retains his personality, but he has no memory of who he was when he was alive, and the only key to his past is a song whose fragment
[STARRED REVIEW]
Rickety Stitch is a skeleton minstrel who travels throughout the fantasy realm of Eem with Goo, his jiggling cube of a sidekick. Unlike the other reanimated skeletons in this world, Rickety retains his personality, but he has no memory of who he was when he was alive, and the only key to his past is a song whose fragments come to him in a dream. So in true buddy fashion, the duo venture on an epic quest to find the plucky troubadour’s origins. Drawn in stark black-and-white lines with somber gray shading, the dream sequences contrast beautifully with the lurid colors and chaotic art style of the rest of the book. The art brings the story to life, making the characters believable and adding dimension to personalities. The plot is an exciting blend of creepy and humorous, with a truly amazing amount of world-building and history, making the setting every bit as captivating as the characters. VERDICT Conjuring up an entertaining bard’s tale, this adventure is sure to appeal to anyone who loves high fantasy punctuated with comedy, especially older fans of Jeff Smith’s “Bone.” —Kelley Gile, Cheshire Public Library, CT

Book Details

ISBN

9780399556135

First Release

September 2017

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

Trim Size

Page Count

208

Accelerated Reader

Level 3.1; Points: 2;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 3.2; Points: 5;

Lexile

Level GN360L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Knopf

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Mild language, War, Violence, Alcohol, Smoking, Irreverent humor, Bawdy humor

Topics

Talking skeletons, Gnomes, Fantasy, Humor, Bards, Monsters, Quests, Graphic novels,

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