One Trick Pony (Hardcover)

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Illustrator Nathan Hale steps into the world of fiction writing with this graphic novel, One Trick Pony. It's a fast-paced ride through the apocalypse, in which alien invaders feed on electronic devices and caravans of digital rescuers scour the land in search of any remaining technology, hoping to save the historical records of old Earth. When a spunky girl stumbles onto a hidden cache of robots, including a marvelous metal pony, she and her friends must outrun the invaders pursuing them—and hopefully defeat them for good! With expressive characters and detailed worldbuilding, this graphic novel is a great choice for any sci-fi lover. -Liz

— From Spring Booknotes 2017


The aliens have arrived. And they're hungry for electricity. In the Earth of the future, humans are on the run from an alien force--giant blobs who suck up electrical devices wherever they can find them. Strata and her family are part of a caravan of digital rescuers, hoping to keep the memory of civilization alive by saving electronics wherever they can. Many humans have reverted to a pre-electrical age, and others have taken advantage of the invasion to become dangerous bandits and outlaws. When Strata and her brother are separated from the caravan, they must rely on a particularly beautiful and rare robot pony to escape the outlaws and aliens--and defeat the invaders once and for all.

About the Author

Nathan Hale is the #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales. He also illustrated the graphic novel Rapunzel's Revenge, which was an Al's Book Club for Kids selection, an ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book, and a YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens. He lives in Provo, Utah.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781419721281
ISBN-10: 1419721283
Publisher: Amulet Books
Publication Date: March 14th, 2017
Pages: 128
Language: English