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Book Review: Luna and the Treasure of Tlaloc by Joe Todd-Stanton (Flying Eye Books)

Illustrated by Joe Todd-Stanton (mega talented!!)


For ages 5+


Luna and the Treasure of Tlaloc by Joe Todd-Stanton (Out 1.6.23 | Flying Eye Books) For ages 5+. In this new adventure, the Brownstone family elder chooses to recount the story of one of “the most cunning Brownstone of them all” - Luna Brownstone. The only child of brave parents who, together as a family, come to the aid of those who need them sometimes leaving them in perilous situations, Luna starts to query in her mind the point of trying to save everyone else, when at the end of it, you can’t save yourself, or no-one comes to save you!! So, she sets off on her own, with her ‘me, myself and I’ attitude on her ‘me against the world’ mission and goes on a robbery spree of important global artefacts. Ahem!!  Finding herself fin Aztec America (now Central Mexico) she eavesdrops on a special mission to save the land from drought, a mission that Luna will help to succeed for her own gain, only to realise that doing the right thing by friends and family are way more important than all the material riches she might be able to defeat Godly monsters for. Highly illustrative with a mixture of single lines of text in-between, labels and speech bubbles, this is one of the most engaging graphic novel series on the market, ever to be enjoyed by child and adult alike!! www.thekidsbookscurator.com

About the book

🌱I’ve been a fan of the Brownstone’s Mythical Collection series forever - and herewith is the highly-anticipated Book #5!! With gold foil and embossing on the front cover of this extremely gifty and collectable hardback first edition, you know you’re going to be in for a treat. Such care and attention to detail goes into Todd-Stanton’s work whether it’s for his own solo creations or as the illustrator for other children’s authors’ books (e.g. the Wildsmith chapter book series for younger middle grade readers or the children's non-fiction story of Darwin and Hooker).


🌱In this new adventure, the Brownstone family elder chooses to recount the story of one of “the most cunning Brownstone of them all” - Luna Brownstone. The only child of brave parents who, together as a family, come to the aid of those who need them sometimes leaving them in perilous situations, Luna starts to query in her mind the point of trying to save everyone else, when at the end of it, you can’t save yourself, or no-one comes to save you!! So, she sets off on her own, with her ‘me, myself and I’ attitude on her ‘me against the world’ mission and goes on a robbery spree of important global artefacts. Ahem!!


Words + Illustrations © Joe Todd-Stanton


🌱Finding herself in Aztec America (now Central Mexico), Luna eavesdrops on a special mission to save the land from drought, a mission that Luna will help to succeed for her own gain, only to realise that doing the right thing by friends and family are way more important than all the material riches she might be able to defeat Godly monsters for.

Luna and the Treasure of Tlaloc by Joe Todd-Stanton (Out 1.6.23 | Flying Eye Books) For ages 5+. In this new adventure, the Brownstone family elder chooses to recount the story of one of “the most cunning Brownstone of them all” - Luna Brownstone. The only child of brave parents who, together as a family, come to the aid of those who need them sometimes leaving them in perilous situations, Luna starts to query in her mind the point of trying to save everyone else, when at the end of it, you can’t save yourself, or no-one comes to save you!! So, she sets off on her own, with her ‘me, myself and I’ attitude on her ‘me against the world’ mission and goes on a robbery spree of important global artefacts. Ahem!!  Finding herself fin Aztec America (now Central Mexico) she eavesdrops on a special mission to save the land from drought, a mission that Luna will help to succeed for her own gain, only to realise that doing the right thing by friends and family are way more important than all the material riches she might be able to defeat Godly monsters for. Highly illustrative with a mixture of single lines of text in-between, labels and speech bubbles, this is one of the most engaging graphic novel series on the market, ever to be enjoyed by child and adult alike!! www.thekidsbookscurator.com
Illustration © Joe Todd-Stanton

🌱Highly illustrative with a mixture of single lines of text in-between, labels and speech bubbles, this is one of the most engaging graphic novel series on the market, ever to be enjoyed by child and adult alike!!


About the creator


Joe Todd-Stanton (author:illustrator)

Author:Illustrator, Joe Todd-Stanton

Joe Todd-Stanton grew up in Brighton and studied at UWE Bristol, receiving a first class degree in Illustration. Joe has been commissioned to work for clients such as Oxford University Press, Usborne Publishing and Aquila magazine. (Source: Flying Eye Books )



Key themes

Friendship

Survival

Family

Learning about right and wrong

Aztec civilisation

Myth and legend

Action adventure

Monsters and Gods

Graphic novel


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Format: Hardback

Publication date: 1 June 2023

Other books in this series by Joe Todd-Stanton:

'Arthur and the Golden Rope' (Flying Eye Books, 2018)

'Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx' (Flying Eye Books, 2019)

'Kai and the Monkey King' (Flying Eye Books, 2020)

'Leo and the Gorgon's Curse' (Flying Eye Books, 2021)


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