Written by Zach Weinersmith
Illustrated by Boulet
A modern middle-grade graphic novel retelling of Beowulf, featuring a gang of troublemaking kids who must defend their tree house from a fun-hating adult who can instantly turn children into grown-ups.
"Glorious, accurate, profoundly silly and hilariously profound."
— Neil Gaiman
"As haunting, hilarious and perplexing as the ancient stories one hears around the campfire, castle or cafeteria."
— Lemony Snicket
"It's Seuss and Dahl's mutant offspring, gorgeous and darkly witty."
— Mary Roach
Published by Macmillan
"An instant classic. Like nothing I have ever seen. The unforgettable characters within Treeheart and their death-defying (and extremely funny) heroics now have a permanent place in my brain. This combination of impossibly charming art and boundlessly thrilling and hilarious text is a required addition to your family's library. I love this so much."
— Nathan Pyle
“This is true bardic glory, a wild embrace of absurdity and wit…“
— Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Starred Review
“Readers will wish they could pledge their plastic swords to defending Treeheart and the sanctity of wild childhoods everywhere.”
— School Library Journal, Starred Review
— Kirkus, Starred Review
“…a truly fresh, inventive remix…”
— Publisher's Weekly, Starred Review
“…a madcap adventure that's a sheer delight to read out loud…boisterously demonstrating that not all historical literature is as bone dry as it might seem.”
— Booklist, Starred Review
Listen! Hear a tale of mallow-munchers and warriors who answer candy’s clarion call!
Somewhere in a generic suburb stands Treeheart, a kid-forged sanctuary where generations of tireless tykes have spent their youths making merry, spilling soda, and staving off the shadow of adulthood. One day, these brave warriors find their fun cut short by their nefarious neighbor Grindle, who can no longer tolerate the sounds of mirth seeping into his joyless adult life.
As the guardian of gloom lays siege to Treeheart, scores of kids suddenly find themselves transformed into pimply teenagers and sullen adults! The survivors of the onslaught cry out for a savior—a warrior whose will is unbreakable and whose appetite for mischief is unbounded.
They call for Bea Wolf.