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The Adventures of John Blake

The Adventures of John Blake

by Philip Pullman Illustrated by Fred Fordham
A thrilling graphic novel adventure from Philip Pullman, one of the greatest storytellers of our time, paired with the exciting and eye-catching artwork of illustrator Fred Fordham.
Trapped in the mists of time by a terrible research experiment gone wrong, John Blake and his mysterious ship are doomed to sail between the centuries, searching for a way home. In the ocean of the modern day, John and the crew rescue a shipwrecked young girl his own age, Serena, and promise to help.
But returning Serena to her own time means traveling to the one place where the ship is in most danger of destruction. The all-powerful Dahlberg Corporation has an ambitious leader with plans far greater and more terrible than anyone has realized, and he is hot on their trail. For only John, Serena, and the crew know Dahlberg's true intentions, and only they have the power to stop him from bending the world to his will . . .
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 7
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
Comic Books and Graphic Novels, Adventure

About the Author and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Philip Pullman Philip Pullman is the author of the "His Dark Materials" fantasy series as well as numerous other acclaimed books for young adults
Fred Fordham

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