The Amazing Voyage of Jackie Grace
Matt Faulkner ~ Scholastic, 1990
Comic books. Graphic novels. The funnies. My son is gaga for anything that looks like a comic strip. Currently he obsessed with Tintin (still holding as his number one Halloween choice with 10 months to go - even beating out Captain Rex, thank God), Sidekicks, Meanwhile and anything else with word bubbles and action panels.
Even though Jackie Grace is just barely 20 years old, he's still old enough to be considered here, and he's certainly cartoony enough to count.
Hey, what's going on?
SORRY, LADDY. THERE'S A BIG BLOW COMING IN AND MY CREW AND I ARE STRANDED. AND YOUR MOM SAID WE COULD USE THE TUB.
HERE'S MY CREW NOW! MOVE YOUR DUFFS, YOU LAZY OAFS!
When a young boy's bathtub gets hijacked by a a band of salty seadogs, it's up to Jackie Grace to keep the men afloat and outwit a boatload of perilous pirates.
Filled with wonderful images and a steamer ship full of fantasy, I never tire of sitting back and enjoying the ride when a boy's imagination is at play.
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