Last of the Sandwalkers

Last of the Sandwalkers - Jay Hosler Release Date: April 7, 2015
ARC received from First Second

This book was an awesome surprise! I loved the concept of using beetles to tell a story of scientific inquiry. I enjoyed the fictional elements of the traveling family of beetles, but I learned so much about insects, their anatomy, environment, predators, and more while following their adventures. It is an interesting and inspirational graphic novel. The artwork is deft and provocative and easily aids the learning experience while retaining the graphic novel feel.

This graphic novel is perfect for teachers and librarians looking for Common Core titles for middle and high school students, especially for reluctant readers. Non-fiction and fiction and perfectly combined in this book. Highly recommended for young scientists and adults who want to remember the importance of making discoveries.