Based on a concept by New York Times bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney comes Poptropica, a brand-new graphic-novel series by Mitch Krpata and Kory Merritt that takes readers on an adventure beyond the incredibly popular online role-playing world. In book two, The Lost Expedition, Oliver, Mya, and Jorge continue their search for home, with a few hilarious stops along the way. As the friends set sail for new sights, they find the evil Octavian is still hot on their trail, and he’s determined to get his hands on their magical map. To make matters worse, a mysterious organization is keen on expelling the three friends from Poptropica. As the pals travel, they find that each island is filled with its own unique brand of peril, and the mystery surrounding the map and Poptropica itself begins to unfold. Will our trio be able to once again outfox Octavian and discover the identity of this secret society? Presented in vivid full-color comic book illustrations, The Lost Expedition is perfect for kids who love a sense of adventure while learning about history in a fun way. Book one in the series, The Mystery of the Map, received incredible praise. KirkusReviews said, “Bright, animated colors and zippy cartoonlike action make for an easily accessible first offering that provides just enough exposition to hook young readers and keep them seeking out subsequent adventures. A peppily paced adventure yarn sure to delight fans of the franchise, both old and new.” And Booklist raved, “Based on the online role-playing game developed by the ever-popular Jeff Kinney, this new adventure comic series gets off to a flying start . . . The lively art mirrors that on the website, featuring bold, colorful panels and characters with giant heads and expressive eyes. Fans of the online game will delight in reading a story about one of Poptropica’s many islands, and newcomers will have no trouble falling into this adventure.”
About the Author
Mitch Krpata is a writer and producer for the Poptropica website, and the author of the Poptropica Island Creator Kit. He has published reviews and essays in Slate, the Boston Phoenix, Paste, and the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die. Krpata lives in Massachusetts with his wife, two children, and a lazy dog.Kory Merritt started cartooning and illustrating while attending SUNY Brockport. He is the winner of the 2007 John Locher Memorial Award for Cartooning for his weekly comic strip Brockport Chronicled; the creator of the online comic, Lost Side of Suburbia; and co-creator of Poptropica comics. His first book is The Dreadful Fate of Jonathan York. Merritt teaches art for K–6 in Hammondsport, New York. Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and five-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time magazine’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, DC, area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in southern Massachusetts, where they own a bookstore, An Unlikely Story.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Lost Expedition is the 2nd book in the Poptropica series. As Oliver, Mya & Jorge try to find their way home but only to discover that the evil Octavian is still on their trail. With each new stop that the three make, drives them even further from home but closer to what the map really is and what kind of powers it truly has. It all ends with a cliff hanger that will leave anyone wanting more and if they will ever make it home again! I like this series but at the same time, I felt this book had a little too much going on to keep up with the story but at the same time, we are getting closer to what secrets the map truly holds and that is thrilling! I could totally see this book being a hit with young kids that love adventure books and plus it teach's a history lesson that might make them want to go find out more about that time in history! Even though I'm an adult reading this book series, I can't wait to see what happens in the next book in this fantastic series! Thank You to Mitch Krpata for writing the second book in this excellent series! I received this book from the Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.