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Sunday, October 6, 2019

The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid Blog Tour (review & giveaway)

The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid 
By Kirk Scroggs 
October 1, 2019 
DC Zoom 


Anyone caught reading this notebook without my permission will be tossed in the bayou with a rabid snapping turtle! Seriously, I mean it! 

My name is Russell Weinwright and if you think you've got problems in middle school, try being a half kid, half algae swamp creature who's terrible at sports! It's not easy. I eat sunlight for lunch, I've got duck weed for hair, and I think a frog might be living in my tree trunk arm. I'm literally pond scum! Some kids call me Swamp Kid, but my best friends Charlotte and Preston keep me sane. 

I wish I could let you read this notebook to get the real scoop on being an eighth-grade outsider (please ignore the doodles and ketchup stains!), but things have gotten a little crazy lately. Men in black are spying on me, my science teacher might be an evil mastermind, and a hulking beast in the bayou may or may not be my super swamp mentor. Believe me, you don't wanna know! Turn back now! 

This is The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid by writer and illustrator Kirk Scroggs, and you'll never look at middle school the same way again. 


Meet Russell Weinwright, your average half-human half-swamp creature, just trying to survive the 8th grade with his best friend Charlotte and new pal Preston...although Russell’s middle-school problems include trying to navigate his wonky abilities, getting enough sunlight to eat, dodging his maybe mad scientist teacher, avoiding the shady men in black goons who have appeared in town, and meeting a kinda real swamp creature legend, all while documenting his crazy life in his very personal, do-not-read-thank-you-very-much spiral notebook. 

Kirk Scroggs’ The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid is a fun, laugh-out-loud middle-grade graphic novel, that introduces the classic world of Swamp Thing, for a younger audience, through the eyes of Russell, aka Swamp Kid.  

While Swamp Thing and his history play an important role in The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid, this is very much Russell’s story, as told by himself. And what a wildly humorous and exciting story it is! Young readers will enjoy Russell’s quirky sense of humor and the honest, yet amusingly over-the-top, way he portrays the world around him. Scroggs’ crafts an engaging tale, full of mystery, adventure, cool sci-fi and mad scientisty elements, endearing young characters, a nice helping of heart. Readers familiar with the world of Swamp Thing will appreciate the snippets and easter eggs the author has sprinkled throughout.   

And of course, no graphic novel is complete without its illustrations! Scroggs fills Russell’s notebook with charming, perfectly silly and fun, giggle-inducing pictures that wonderfully capture Russell’s story.  

Pitch-perfect humor, fun over-the-top adventure, unforgettable characters, and an important message about embracing one’s differences, make The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid a great choice for young graphic novel fans! 

Kirk Scroggs 

Win a copy of The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid!
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-ends 10/12/19
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Danielle H. said...

I have been enjoying graphic novels this year and this one sounds like so much fun--I love to laugh while reading.

John Smith said...

I believe this book will make me much more sympathetic to the plight of swamp-creature teenagers!

koddabear said...

Think my nephews would love this book.

Nancy P said...

Interesting cover