From an award-winning children's book author and illustrator comes a graphic novel full of whimsy, tradition, and fun for all ages. Petro the lazy boy, goes on an out-of-this-world adventure as he tries to save a small town from the torments of the Flea King and his minions.
The characters which are based on traditional Filipino folk stories are imaginatively recreated and given a unique spin by the author. This wordless picture book is perfect for that reluctant reader as each beautifully rendered illustration shows a fantastical world of adventure that goes beyond words.
How will Petro survive after being eaten by a large Balyena, or meeting the half-man half-beast creature that lives in the forest? Get this book and enjoy the whirl-wind adventure that takes more than one read to truly enjoy. Petro is a story about childhood, adventure and hugs from grandma.
"I loved the eloquent and expressive illustrations, and especially appreciated the genesis of the rascally Flea King and the almost post-apocalyptic flavor his rise to power gives to the work. This creative and imaginative graphic novel works on so many levels, and while it can't really be read aloud, I'd venture to say that just about any kid would have a lot of fun narrating what is happening on each page. Petro and The Flea King is most highly recommended." ---Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite
"Oftentimes when we read about beautiful and robust fantasy fiction, we are often taken into deep forests where all the wonderful, majestic dragons and wizards reside. Those places seem so far and yet so close as they are typically wrapped in a book we keep on our night stand.Ken Lamug's Petro story bridges what we know as fantasy into the Philippine narrative, merging it with the reality of the country's provincial life." --- Jean Marie Munson Founder, Plot Twist Publishing