The ElseWhere Chronicles 1: The Shadow Door Paperback
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 48 pages, full colour illustrations
- Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 01/04/2009
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9780761339632
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Review by ElizaJane
The first in a trilogy, this gorgeously illustrated fantasy introduces how three boys meet Rebecca and end up finding a door to another world through an old movie projector in an empty old house. Being the first book, we meet all the characters, are given enough backstory, some foreshadowing and a cliffhanger ending. Following the format of the traditional graphic novel/comic serial, this is a great book for younger ages to get started on a graphic fantasy series. Four very enjoyable main characters and an intriguing plot has me dying to know what happens next. Fortunately the other two books have also been released in English all at the same time.
Review by CardCatalogue
I was drawn in by the trade paperback feel to the book and the detailed, full-colour graphics. However, I struggled with the general character development, plot jumps and transitions of graphic novels as a whole and this book does not stand out as different. The simplistic style and bright illustrations will appeal to the target audience.