Monday, March 19, 2012

Dalen & Gole: Scandal in Port Angus

Dalen & Gole: Scandal in Port Angus
by Mike Deas
juvenile graphic novel
123 pages
Victoria, BC : Orca Book Publishers, c2011

Dalen & Gole are a couple of youngsters from the planet Budap. When they unexpectedly lose the Annual Junior-Jet Racer Competition Dalen is happy for the kid that did win whereas Gole is suspicious of him and his Jet Racer. As they explore the winner's garage they discover a tunnel that leads them straight to Port Angus, USA, Earth. Finding themselves in a strange new world the friends are again divided in their reaction. Dalen is all about getting back to Budap while Gole is determined to find out what is going on between the two planets. They befriend a young girl, and frighten many more Earthlings. They are chased by big brutes with guns and end up disguising themselves in some pretty silly costumes. There is action, humor, and a few life lessons in this short, easy-to-read graphic novel. The illustrations are fun and colorful with very easy-to-follow panels. Will Dalen and Gole make it back to Budap? What are the gray slippery things that Budap wants and Port Angus has? Third-graders on up should enjoy this exciting new tale that is hopefully the beginning of a new series. Check out their website for new weekly comics and other fun stuff. WWW.DALENANDGOLE.COM

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