The Stuff of Legend, Book 1: The Dark - Mike Raicht Appeal Characteristics: Visual Art, Historical, Blurred Genres, Adventure

WHAT AN ENDEARING STORY! The art is fantastic! A boy gets kidnapped by the Boogeyman and his loyal toys go on an adventure to save him. Join the brave Colonel, Max the Bear,Percy the pig, Jester, the Dog, and others. Do not think this is some childish fluffy story. It's gritty, dark, and has so many gothic elements to it. This story will bring tears to your eyes as these toys take on the biggest baddest nightemarish fiend illustrated. The themes that portrayed in this book are almost like an adult-like toy story. It parallels with history with World War I. I'm definitely hooked, rooting for the toys, and am on the edge of my seat with anticipation for their journey.