The Secret of the Stone Frog (Hardcover)

A Toon Graphic (Toon Books)

By David Nytra

Toon Books - Toon Graphics, 9781935179184, 80pp.

Publication Date: September 11, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/10/2019)

List Price: 16.95*
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Description

When Leah and Alan awaken in an enchanted forest, they have only each other and their wits to guide them. In a world full of pet bees and giant rabbits, they befriend foppish lions and stone frogs. Learning to overcome danger, they find their way home--and their independence.


About the Author

David Nytra has been drawing since he was old enough to hold a pencil. The Secret of the Stone Frog is his first children's book. Though his own dreams are often unexciting and he's only a little bit allergic to bees, he loved books with many creatures in them as a child and he hopes he has put enough beasties in here to satisfy even the most demanding reader.


Praise For The Secret of the Stone Frog: A Toon Graphic (Toon Books)

The intricate flowerings and soulfully etched forest backgrounds of the art make the black-and-white pages sing as though they were drawn in a rainbow of colors...To stick the landing, Nytra’s serene ending manages to be worthy of its glorious beginning. His cavalcade of dreamscapes is a rich and beguiling experience that deserves multiple immersions.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Winsor McKay was a comics pioneer whose early experimentation with the form nearly predated the form itself. McKay’s spirit, along with his dream-inspired imagery, lives on through Nytra, whose remarkable debut taps into the same unearthly environment with a similarly enchanting effect. . . .The extraordinarily delicate and fine-lined art incorporates touches of manga aesthetic so that, like the story itself, it merges timeless narrative elements to craft something wonderfully innovative. TOON took a chance on a brand-new talent to create the first of their ever-so-slightly more mature graphic novel line and it’s paid off with a smashing success.
—Booklist (starred review)