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Fangbone! Third-Grade Barbarian: 05/12/13
Fangbone! Third-Grade Barbarian by Michael Rex is the start of a graphic novel series about a young barbarian sent to Earth to find an army and to keep a magical toe bone safe.
The primitive in the future type story is nothing new. Think of Fangbone as Encino Man or Hercules in New York for the elementary set. Fangbone, though young, is a competent warrior and, oddly, a people person.
Fangbone ends up in modern day, at an elementary school. Since's he's not prepared — doesn't know the culture, can't read, is dressed in fur underwear — he's sent to the special class. Remarkably, he fits right in.
It's a cute book and was nominated for a CYBILS. The artwork is silly — similar to the Lunch Lady or Captain Underpants books. It's also a quick read. There are two more books in the series and I plan to read them.