Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Dam Keeper

From Goodreads   Life in Sunrise Valley is tranquil, but beyond its borders lies certain death. A dangerous black fog looms outside the village, but its inhabitants are kept safe by an ingenious machine known as the dam. Pig’s father built the dam and taught him how to maintain it. And then this brilliant inventor did the unthinkable: he walked into the fog and was never seen again.

Now Pig is the dam keeper. Except for his best friend, Fox, and the town bully, Hippo, few are aware of his tireless efforts. But a new threat is on the horizon—a tidal wave of black fog is descending on Sunrise Valley. Now Pig, Fox, and Hippo must face the greatest danger imaginable: the world on the other side of the dam.

Based on the Oscar-nominated animated short film of the same name, The Dam Keeper is a lush, vibrantly drawn graphic novel by Tonko House cofounders Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi.

My Thoughts:

-    I hadn't heard about this book until I went to my library's Best Books of 2017 event. I remember wanting to read this really, but I don't remember what the librarian said about it.

-    I think this is a great beginning to what I hope is a great series. 

-    The illustrations were perfect. They were so cute, but captured the mysterious feel of the story very well.

-    There was so much mystery surrounding the MC and the town. I want to know more!!

-    I'm excited for the next book!


  1. This one looked really cute. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Hopefully there’s more to come.