Lost Time (Paperback)

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Lost Time (Paperback)


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Warning!! This book may cause the deepest yearning for a dinosaur as your new best friend. Read with caution!! (No but seriously, this book is a DINOSAUR DELIGHT!!)

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— Iz

Jurassic World meets How to Train Your Dragon in this gorgeously drawn, adventure-packed middle grade graphic novel about a girl who gets trapped 65 million years in the past and must learn to survive with only her wits…and the pterosaur she befriends.

Twelve-year-old Evie didn’t mean to get lost—especially in the Cretaceous period! Now she’s alone, without her parents or anyone else to turn to for help. That is until she rescues a baby pterosaur and raises it on her own. As the baby grows into a giraffe-sized flying reptile, which Evie names Ada, the two manage to to find a way to survive in the prehistoric wilderness.

But Evie will have to risk everything when she makes a discovery that may just be her only chance of returning home. Putting Ada’s flying skills to the ultimate test, the duo must embark on a journey halfway across the world—battling all nature throws at them, from fearsome dinosaurs to raging storms. Will Evie manage to overcome all the odds and find a way back to her family... or is she truly lost in time?
Tas Mukanik is a queer artist best known for her YA and adult self-published works, such as The Sanity Circus and Paint the Town Red. She has a keen interest in drawing fun characters with big expressions, as well as a fascination with birds, nature, and prehistoric life. Lost Time is her debut middle grade graphic novel. Originally from Alberta, she now lives in Montreal, where she and her partner jointly run Windy & Wallflower, an online business. You can see more of her work at windywallflower.com.

Product Details ISBN: 9780593327050
ISBN-10: 0593327055
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2023
Pages: 240
Language: English
“The fantastic artwork, with bright and vivid illustrations of prehistoric creatures, will charm middle graders. The expressive colors, detailed drawings, and panoramic scenes of a beautiful and undeveloped Earth create a magnificent adventure. Young readers will thoroughly ­enjoy this story.” School Library Journal

"Palpably affectionate…Delightfully improbable adventures plus dinosaurs galore!" Kirkus

“Mukanik takes extra care in illustrating the various Cretaceous creatures, all of which are marvelously detailed while still maintaining an expressive cartoon quality, and the action-packed prehistoric jungle setting makes for excellent atmosphere and world building. Middle-grade comics fans looking for adventure with accurate depictions of dinosaurs will be very satisfied with this.”

“Readers who enjoy manga will like the vivid style of the pictures…The drawings of dinosaurs (and other ancient creatures), as well as the notes in the back on different species, will please the children who are obsessed with these animals and can identify all of the different ones by name…[G]reat for emergent readers…[D]efinitely pick up Lost Time for a young dinosaur fan.”YA Books Central
“[An] incredible middle grade graphic novel that has everything from time travel to a baby pterosaur…It is legitimately a ton of fun. A good old-fashioned survival tale and a fun book to boot.” —Elizabeth Bird, Fuse 8, an SLJ Blog

“[A] fun adventure…[T]here’s a good mix of action and danger as well as some slapstick humor.”GeekDad