The Unsinkable Walker Bean

By Aaron Renier; Aaron Renier (Illustrator); Alec Longstreth (Illustrator)
(First Second, Paperback, 9781596434530, 192pp.)

Publication Date: August 17, 2010

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Walker Bean never wanted to be a high-seas pirate waging a pitched battle against the forces of the deep. It just worked out that way.

Mild, meek, and a little geeky, Walker is always happiest in his grandfather's workshop, messing around with his inventions. But when his beloved grandfather is struck by an ancient curse, it falls on Walker to return an accursed pearl skull to the witches who created it--and his path will be strewn with pirates, magical machines, ancient lore, and deadly peril.

Author/illustrator Aaron Renier brings everything he has to this swashbuckling adventure story. Drawing from sources as disparate as "Tintin," "Treasure Island," and "Harry Potter," Renier has woven together a breathless tale that will leave readers' ears ringing from the cannon-shot and their eyes dazzled from the glowing stares of sea-witches.




About the Author
Aaron Renierwas born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin, andattended artschool in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.He's drawn comics as far back as he can remember, and today he has found a very vibrant and supportive community of cartoonists in Chicago, where he currently resides.Renier is the recipient of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for Talent Deserving Wider Recognition, and received a nomination for best Children's Album in 2005.

Aaron Renierwas born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin, andattended artschool in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.He's drawn comics as far back as he can remember, and today he has found a very vibrant and supportive community of cartoonists in Chicago, where he currently resides.Renier is the recipient of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for Talent Deserving Wider Recognition, and received a nomination for best Children's Album in 2005.

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