Last of the Sandwalkers

About the Author: Jay Hosler

Dr Jay Hosler is an Associate Professor of Biology at Juniata College and an award winning cartoonist who writes and draws comic books about biology and natural history His work has been called ingenious The London Times , goofily inventive The New York Times , and entertaining and slyly educational The Comics Journal His works include Active Synapse classics such as Clan Apis, The Sa Dr Jay Hosler is an Associate Professor of Biology at Juniata College and an award winning cartoonist who writes and draws comic books about biology and natural history His work has been called ingenious The London Times , goofily inventive The New York Times , and entertaining and slyly educational The Comics Journal His works include Active Synapse classics such as Clan Apis, The Sandwalk Adventures, and Optical Allusions You can visit Jay s website for ain depth introduction to this multi talented cartoonist biologist professor daddy


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  • Paperback
  • 312 pages
  • Last of the Sandwalkers
  • Jay Hosler
  • English
  • 16 July 2018
  • 162672024X

Last of the Sandwalkers MEET LUCY She S A Fearless Explorer, A Brilliant Scientist, And A Tireless Leader.She S Also A Half Inch Tall.THERE IS AN ENTIRE CIVILIZATION Under The Big Palm Tree By The Edge Of The Desert A Society Of Beetle In This Bug S Paradise, Beetles Write Books, Raise Families, And Some Of Them, Like Lucy, Even Do Scientific Research.But As Lucy Is About To Discover, The World Outside Coleopolis Is Hiding An Astonishing And Dangerous Secret Insects Are Not The Only Living Creatures In The World.

10 thoughts on “Last of the Sandwalkers

  1. First Second Books says:

    We got this amazing trade review for Jay Hosler s LAST OF THE SANDWALKERS that was like, this book has so much back matter, it s like Tolkien and we were delighted and Jay was delighted, too This book has so much back matter because it s full of science it s an adventure conducted by a scientist Lucy, our beetle protagonist and the author, Jay Hosler, is a scientist himself a biologist who studies beetles We re delighted to be publishing a graphic novel filled with so many cool scie We got this amazing trade review for Jay Hosler s LAST OF THE SANDWALKERS that was like, this book has so much back matter, it s like Tolkien and we were delighted and Jay was delighted, too This book has so much back matter because it s full of science it s an adventure conducted by a scientist Lucy, our beetle protagonist and the author, J...

  2. Charles says:

    Stuff I Read Last of the Sandwalkers by Jay Hosler ReviewI did not really know what to expect when I opened this book A graphic novel about insects And science But what exactly does that mean It means awesome I think I was expecting something like those Disney Pixar movies from a while ago But boy would that be putting this book in too small a box This book is about science It is about understanding science and using science to increase our understanding of the world It is about not l Stuff I Read Last of the Sandwalkers by Jay Hosler ReviewI did not really know what to expect when I opened this book A graphic novel about insects And science But what exactly does that mean It means awesome I think I was expecting something like those Disney Pixar movies from a while ago But boy would that be putting this book in too small a box This book is about science It is about understanding science and using science to increase our understanding of the world It is about not letting religion or anything else limit the truths that we discover, even when they conflict with commonly held beliefs Because many commonly held beliefs have no basis in ...

  3. Melissa Chung says:

    Last of the Sandwalkers was a very interesting graphic novel It had philosophy rooted into the storyline I m giving it 4 stars It was definitely a fun read, but not groundbreaking.In the beginning of this graphic novel we meet a handful of bugs Lucy is our leader and navigator She is also our historian and writes down all that she sees The expedition crew set out from their oasis in the desert called Coleopolis While trekking through the sand dunes they discover a hue mon The bugs do not Last of the Sandwalkers was a very interesting graphic novel It had philosophy rooted into the storyline I m giving it 4 stars It was definitely a fun read, but not groundbreaking.In the beginning of this graphic novel we meet a handful of bugs Lucy is our leader and navigator She is also our historian and writes down all that she sees The expedition crew set out from their oasis in the desert called Coleopolis While trekking through the sand dunes they discover a hue mon The bugs do not know what they have come across, but are intrigued and excited about their new discovery However, the funder of this expedition Professor Owen, can t have the pesky bugs messing up his ideal world.You see, Professor Owen is apart of a secret society that wants to keep the population of Coleopolis in the dark If they all knew the truth about how their great city was demolished 1,000 years ago pre coconut , they might start asking questions And asking questions is dangerous If you keep a society passive a...

  4. Josh says:

    What hath Jay Hosler wrought with his graphic novel, Last of the Sandwalkers 2015, First Second Books How about 300 pages of phenomenal storytelling, a thoroughly developed plot with a few fleshed out subplots for good measure , a superbly sublime protagonist, and a few supporting characters that bolster the story without detracting from the power of the protagonist This is a solid work of literature, regardless of its graphic or prose setting It has become increasingly rare that a graphi What hath Jay Hosler wrought with his graphic novel, Last of the Sandwalkers 2015, First Second Books How about 300 pages of phenomenal storytelling, a thoroughly developed plot with a few fleshed out subplots for good measure , a superbly sublime protagonist, and a few supporting characters that bolster the story without detracting from the power of the p...

  5. Ella says:

    Loved this book I teaches you about bugs, but also ties in a great plot about adventure and family Recommend to anyone who loves a good twist on a classic adventure It was an unexpected find for me, but I give it the trophy of being one of my new favorite books

  6. Aleap says:

    I was given this title to review by NetGalley and the publishers First Second in exchange for my honest review.When Lucy and her ragtag team of fellow scientists and family members travel into the desert to find life after making a hasty bet with a disbeliever in life past their borders, they discoverthan they bargained for First, the insidious Dr Owen turns on them and leaves them for dead in the desert, then they get carried further away from their home of Coleopolis, meeting dang...

  7. Kristen says:

    Last of the Sandwalkers surprised me as a graphic novel I m not overly fond of bugs, but this story really brought them into the light Lucy is a scientist at heart and sets off on journey to find if there arebeetles in the world around them Her community is not fond of scientists though and she finds that the overseer of their journey tries to sabotage them from finding their way home, while stealing their discovery of large bones in the sand They end up on their own and must find thei Last of the Sandwalkers surprised me as a graphic novel I m not overly fond of bugs, but this story really brought them into the light Lucy is a scientist at heart and sets off on journey to find if there arebeetles in the world around them Her community is not fond of scientists though and she finds that the overseer of their journey tries to sabotage them from finding their way home, while stealing their discovery of large bones in the sand They end up on their own and must find their way back Luckily, the journal their overseer stole wasn t Lucy s but a phony, leaving him only with the bones to display.I loved that this community took on a stance very much like one we see now The separation of science from religion Coming across others, Lucy finds that her community has let go of beetles they found that didn t think their way, telling stories they didn t like This is similar to her own scientific drive and she finds a kindred spirit in the abandoned ...

  8. Kelly says:

    A Heroine Like No Other Full disclosure I received a free copy of this book for review from the publisher I find myself thinking about this hue mon all of the time I wonder if it ever thought about us Was there room in here for thoughts about beetles Did it ever wonder how some glow Or spray liquid fire Or dance on water Or drink fog Maybe someday, if a hue mon reads this journal, it will help them appreciate all of the amazing little aliens living underfoot Lucy may just be a junior facu A Heroine Like No Other Full disclosure I received a free copy of this book for review from the publisher I find myself thinking about this hue mon all of the time I wonder if it ever thought about us Was there room in here for thoughts about beetles Did it ever wonder how some glow Or spray liquid fire Or dance on water Or drink fog Maybe someday, if a hue mon reads this journal, it will help them appreciate all of the amazing little aliens living underfoot Lucy may just be a junior faculty member at Colepolis University and a beetle, to boot but she s about to change the way her people view the world Reluctantly granted funding by the scientific ministry, Lucy s leading a team of five scientist explorers out into the great unknown the vast desert that lies beyond the oasis where their coconut tree grows Colepolis is home, and all its beetle citizens know of the world all its elite ruling class allows them to know is contai...

  9. OpenBookSociety.com says:

    Brought to you by OBS Reviewer ScottLast of the Sandwalkers is a graphic novel that even non comic readers can pick up and enjoy It s an joyous story of insects and their trials and tribulations in a world hither unknown to them It speaks to tweenies and to the oldest of us all, with the story well paced and exciting, yet keeping all factors of insect life firmly rooted in science.It follows the exploits of the duplicious Dr Owen, Lucy the single minded scientist and her quest to find life ou Brought to you by OBS Reviewer ScottLast of the Sa...

  10. Aeicha says:

    At the edge of a desert, lies an oasis paradise The civilization that inhabits this paradise is a complex, smart one full of scientists, writers, and every other kind of citizen you can imagineexcept, they re all beetles Lucy, a clever scientist beetle, and her trusty companions, set out to explore beyond the desert and search for other life But nasty Professor Owen ruins Lucy s plans and sets her and group on a surprising voyage full of discoveries.Part graphic novel, part adventure story At the edge of a desert, lies an oasis paradise The civilization that inhabits this paradise is a complex, smart one full of scientists, writers, and every other kind of citizen you can imagineexcept, they re all beetles Lucy, a clever scientist beetle, and her trusty companions, set out to e...