Salt Water Taffy, vol. 1: The Legend of Old Salty

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Salt Water Taffy, vol. 1: The Legend of Old Salty

Salt Water Taffy vol The Legend of Old Salty Eleven year old Jack Putnam and his eighth year old brother Benny are being dragged against their will on a summer long vacation with their family And not to somewhere cool like Disney World but to a

  • Title: Salt Water Taffy, vol. 1: The Legend of Old Salty
  • Author: Matthew Loux
  • ISBN: 9781932664942
  • Page: 421
  • Format: Paperback
  • Eleven year old Jack Putnam and his eighth year old brother Benny are being dragged against their will on a summer long vacation with their family And not to somewhere cool like Disney World, but to a little port town in Maine named Chowder Bay, far away from anyplace fun But what promises to be a very bleak summer quickly becomes a series of exciting adventures in one oEleven year old Jack Putnam and his eighth year old brother Benny are being dragged against their will on a summer long vacation with their family And not to somewhere cool like Disney World, but to a little port town in Maine named Chowder Bay, far away from anyplace fun But what promises to be a very bleak summer quickly becomes a series of exciting adventures in one of the most mysterious places on earth Warring Seagulls Giant Lobsters Kleptomaniac Eagles Ghosts from the Civil War Chowder Bay has far adventures and mysteries in store than these two boys could have ever imagined

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    One thought on “Salt Water Taffy, vol. 1: The Legend of Old Salty

    1. Kenya (ReviewsMayVary) on said:

      ‪Mission: #TBF2017-Matt Loux DONE!! Cute GN, two bros living on a bay w/ talking animals & a running tree?! Beware: ends on a cliffhanger.‬

    2. Emily Buxengaard on said:

      What a great way to introduce the lobster people to children! They have to learn the truth somehow, right? Only downside was the book suggesting peanut butter and jelly flavored salt water taffy was delicious. It is clearly an abomination unto our Lobster Lord. All hail Old Salty.

    3. Eva on said:

      I read it with my 8 year old. Great adventure story. Boldly illustrated.

    4. Tyler on said:

      This book is about two brothers Jack and Benny there was a old wife tale about a huge lobster monster named Old Salty. Angus is a sailor in maine he wanted proof that Old Salty is real. So he is trying to find the lobster monster.

    5. Amy on said:

      Jack and Benny are spending the summer in a tiny seaside town called Chowder Bay. Jack thinks that the summer is going to be a drag until he and Benny meet Angus, a fisherman who introduces the boys to the legend of Old Salty. According to Angus, Old Salty is a gargantuan lobster with enough strength and ferocity to challenge any human. Furthermore, Angus claims to have actually tangled with Old Salty, and warns the boys to steer clear of her rage.A couple days after their introduction to Old Sa [...]

    6. Gaisce on said:

      More of a 3.5 than three personally, and a higher rating for other audiences. Salt Water Taffy: The Legend of Old Salty has brothers Jack and Benny moving up to Chowder Bay, only to discover strange goings on in the form of a legend of Old Salty. Taffy stealing lobsters, a briny old seafarer, and a mysterious agent keep them all on their toes with plenty of humor and charm.The artwork has very clear and distinct lines, making it easy for younger readers to see what's going on. Loux's style is ve [...]

    7. Eva Mitnick on said:

      This is one of the more appealing and original graphic novels I’ve read in a while. Two brothers, 11-year-old Jack and 8-year-old Benny, are very reluctantly spending a summer with their parents in Chowder Bay, Maine, a picturesque little seaside town. Two things make their television-less sojourn bearable – their introduction to salt-water taffy and a fisherman named Angus O’Neil. Then the taffy store is robbed. Could the perpetrators have anything to do with Angus’ tales of a giant lob [...]

    8. Samantha on said:

      It's summer vacation, but Jack and Benny are heading up the coast to a small town in Maine where there's not even a TV or anything else fun to do, or so they think. The boys soon discover salt water taffy and make friends with some of the locals, most notably a sea captain who tells them about the monster that lives in Chowder Bay by the name of Old Salty. The boys don't believe the legend until strange things start to happen in town like the robbery at the taffy shop and because seeing is belie [...]

    9. Nick on said:

      This story and series takes a couple of cliches and mixes them into a delightful goulash. One cliche, that of the bored kids dragged along on a family vacation they plan to dislike, interacts with another, that of the salty old Down East sea captain who tells outrageous and impossible stories. In this case, just enough of the stories are true that the kids get drawn into a bizarre tale of giant candy-hoarding lobsters, heavily armed seagulls and other things too difficult to explain. The normal [...]

    10. Sean on said:

      I really enjoyed this book. At first, I was kind of let down that the color from the cover is not carried throughout the book. I quickly got over this and really appreciated the playful art and character design. The subject matter is really a flight of fantasy about children away from home on a summer vacation. The dialogue was smart and witty and the characters were quite clever. It is fair to say that this is an odd book series, but it is one that I look forward to reading. Thus far, it does n [...]

    11. ckodama152 on said:

      If you like mystery, this graphic novel is for you. Eleven-year-old Jack Putnam and his eight-year-old brother, Benny, are spending their summer in a little seaside town in Maine called Chowder Bay so that their dad, John, can finish writing his novel without the distractions of city life. Jack thinks he will have a boring summer, but his mind quickly changes when he meets Angus O'Neil, a fisherman in Chowder Bay, who tells Jack and Benny about Old Salty, a giant sea creature that lives in the B [...]

    12. Scott on said:

      I don't read a lot of graphic novels but I know the genre enough to be able to critique itArt: So very bad. Lines everywhere! Big lines, long lines, black lines, more lines - eech! Just busy busy busy. Not enjoyable to look at.Story: Started off strong but the last 30% were dreadful.Already wasted too much of my time reading this.I won't waste anymore reviewing it.There are better graphic novels with better art and better storytelling - give the other graphic novels a chance and pass on this.

    13. Erin Reilly-Sanders on said:

      I like both the art and the story in this one, but for some reason found it hard to get into. I think a slower reader who is appreciating the pictures more will enjoy it better, as a lot of the humour happens in the pictures. It still is a bit of a nice boy-oriented adventure tale with a unique graphic style that still achieves the necessary goals of carrying a story and conveying character and expression.

    14. Samantha on said:

      when Jack and Benny go an summer vacation,they find a man who is a friend of Jack and Benny's father. He told them a story of a giant lobster named Old Salty who attacked him one summer's night. Soon after, Dr. True, the owner of the salt water taffy store down the street is robbed. Can Jack and Benny figure out who is behind this with the help of their dads friend? And who is this mysterious city investigator who is at the crime seen?

    15. J. on said:

      I really like Loux's linework, and his decision to go with lots of hard angles where it seems to me most artists doing comics for kids tend to go with rounded shapes. I like, too, that the story takes a turn against the "boy detective" genre and the "bad guy" (if you can call it that) doesn't turn out to be just a mean person in a suit a la Scooby Doo or something. A really nice graphic novel for all ages.

    16. Jamie on said:

      This comic was super entertaining. Matt Loux's storytelling has really opened up, taking time for silent vistas and to enjoy the beauty of his characters' surroundings. He's cranked up his art to match, and in addition to his trademark thick, inky lines, he's also mastered the smaller details of cartooning, as well.

    17. Brandy on said:

      Family vacations are always better when you encounter a legendary sea monster.And how could you not love a book that has little lobsters telling the giant sea monster, "he said we didn't have to take orders from you, and we kinda think he's right. So we're not gonna, um do stuff for ya anymore is that cool?"

    18. Nic on said:

      Pretty fun. The reason I don't rate it higher is that I feel the artistic style is a bit mismatched. The backgrounds are beautiful, but the people are weird. I like their faces, but the way they're shown in movement is bizarre. Not bad, necessarily, but I found it a bit weird with the backgrounds - kind of jarring, especially when perspective comes into play.

    19. Christopher on said:

      An amazing and quite promising graphic novel series about two tween brothers who, along with their parents, summer in a small fishing town in rural Maine. Combining fantasy with humor makes this book an amusing and entertaining read.

    20. Dolores on said:

      I picked this one up because I had heard that it was a good read alike for the Bone series. While nothing quite adds up to the quality of Bone, this is filled with humor and adventure and has a lot of the same elements as Bone. I do think it would appeal to fans of Bone.

    21. Lindsay on said:

      Two brothers head to Maine for summer vacation and become embroiled in a local mystery. Where has all the taffy gone and are the lobsters involved? A light, quick read that's more than a bit silly, with a paranormal twist. Delightful.

    22. Rad on said:

      I admit I was initially turned off by the art - so blocky! - but once I started reading I grew really fond of it. I love the sense of adventure careening through this graphic novel, and I think it'd be great to have in a classroom.

    23. Angela on said:

      A fun seaside tale featuring two brothers, a lot of adventure and a bit of a tall tale. Recommended for reluctant young boy readers and those who enjoy a nice old fashioned black and white graphic novel.

    24. Amanda on said:

      A fun series. I like the mix of silliness and the sea legend. A good brothers book too.

    25. Julie on said:

      Yeah! This is just the kind of silliness I love. Remember when the lobsters were talking to each other? Or the thing with the taffy? Yesss!

    26. Melissa on said:

      Really fun and imaginative! I related to these characters- so much like my boys! I have a good feeling they are going to enjoy this series when they are a bit older.

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