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The Great Pencil Quest

Another Wallace the Brave Adventure

Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

In this new collection of Wallace The Brave comics, Wallace and friends Spud, Sterling, Amelia, and Rose, get in all kinds of trouble as they explore Snug Harbor in search of sea monsters, fun, and adventure.

For years, Wallace and his friend Spud have dreamed of sharpening the giant pencil known as "Big Betty." With their teacher, Mrs. Macintosh, getting a new sharpener, this dream may finally come true—but not without some perilous twists and turns. Among many other adventures, Wallace and friends explore the caves of Snug Harbor in search of sea monsters, make a fort in a cornfield, and try to evade the school's ban on pizza delivery during class. Award-winning cartoonist Will Henry's beautiful watercolor comics and storytelling will entertain reluctant readers—and bold explorers—of all ages, especially fans of classic comics like Peanuts and Calvin and Hobbes.

About The Author

Will Henry is the creator behind Ordinary Bill and Wallace the Brave, both distributed on His professional career began with his strip Room Mates, which was published in The Daily Campus during his time at the University of Connecticut. He draws his inspiration from everyday life and in the age of the smart-phone, he aims to re-create a world in which kids “still collect bugs and fly kites and eat ice cream cones upside-down.” He lives in Rhode Island with his wife, his cat, and his mistress, the sea.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (October 24, 2023)
  • Length: 176 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781524886479
  • Ages: 8 - 12

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