Title: The Elsewhere Chronicles – Book One: The Shadow Door
Translation by: Carol Klio Burrell
Published in the US: 2009
Publisher/Date: Graphic Universe/2007
Max, Rebecca, Noah, and Theo think Grandpa Gabe’s house is haunted and then, in the library, discover a movie projector that opens a passageway into a world threatened by creatures of shadow, where their only weapon is light. This could be named “the never-ending story” because each “book” is a sequel that continues the story and gives you a preview of what’s to come.
Granddaughter is into this series and last Tuesday, a snow day, I got to be with her and some friends who came over and we hung out. By mid-afternoon we were ready to get out of the house. The icy streets had melted and we drove over to Menchies, a frozen yogurt shop, in the neighborhood. This, of course, has nothing to do with the story except it was the four friends – Kennedy, Maddy, Makena, Porter and they were looking for adventure.
The book is the winner of Best Comic Book for Young Readers at the Lyon Comics Festival and 2008 Nominee for the Essential Youth Prize of the Angouleme International Comics Festival.