One Trick Pony (Hardcover)
Harry N. Abrams, 9781419721281, 128pp.
Publication Date: March 14, 2017
List Price: 14.95*
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About the Author
Nathan Hale is the #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales series. He also wrote and illustrated the graphic novels One Trick Pony and Apocalypse Taco. Nathan lives in Utah. Learn more at nathanhaleauthor.com.
Praise For One Trick Pony…
"Hale imbues his latest with pathos, action, and perfectly timed moments of comedy, but it’s the imaginative landscape, spot-on visual pacing, and confident line work that make this adventure tale really zing."
"The aliens themselves are visu-ally exceptional—huge, gluttonous, and oozing privilege in both their actions and their physical presentations."
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
"Set in a land that blends Stone Age elements and highly advanced technology, this graphic novel adventure features the same mix of humor and derring-do that makes Hale’s “Hazardous Tales” so popular."
— School Library Journal
"Hale blends adventure, aliens, an apocalyptic future, and folklore into an easy-to-read stand-alone."
" The story combines an exciting science fiction plot with down-to-earth teenage characters...The real allure to the work is the use of different kinds of lines used to build textures, provide atmosphere, and portray characters."
— School Library Connection
"With an engaging, racially diverse cast this high-stakes epic adventure should have wide appeal...Hale shepherds this complex narrative with the same sure hand as his graphic novel series of real stories from history."
— Horn Book Magazine
"Hale’s illustrations are textured and visually move the story forward, while his original storyline effortlessly combines aliens, adventure, and apocalyptic fun."
"While beautifully concise, it still manages to squeeze in loads of suspense, chills (though nothing too nightmare-inducing), action and entertaining character dynamics — all within a refreshingly original take on post-apocalyptic hellscapes."
— New York Times Book Review