Spider Moon: Part of the DFC library by Kate Brown

Spider Moon: Part of the DFC library

Written by Kate Brown
Part of the DFC Library Series

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The dramatic illustrations of this powerful graphic novel convey the tension of a world in which a prophesy looks horribly likely to come true. The fates have decreed that Bekka’s world will be destroyed by the falling sky which will crush it absolutely. Bekka and her people know they must do all they can to prevent the disaster that may engulf them. But, can Bekka really outwit the fates? Bekka’s choices and the courage she shows as she battles on make a fascinating story.

Kate Brown, the author of Spider Moon, says:
In creating Spider Moon, I wanted to make something that I would have liked to have read when I was younger. Being strongly influenced by the style of story-telling in cartoons and comics from my childhood, I set out to make something that had the chance to be enjoyed by young girls in particular, as, growing up, I found very few other girls who liked comics, and there were precious few titles around that catered to girls. Spider Moon tells the story of a young girl named Bekka, and her companions. In Bekka’s world, ancient legends tell that the sky will fall and crush the earth. The people must work together to change their fates and escape the doom that threatens them all. Slowly, however, Bekka begins to discover that all is not what it seems, as she is separated from her family and friends and thrown into a journey that will change her life.


Spider Moon: Part of the DFC library by Kate Brown

They tell a prophecy of our homelands being crushed by a falling sky. That fate has been a shadow over our people ever since. The end has begun ...in my lifetime. Bekka and her people are facing the end of times. They must do all in their power to save themselves from the fate they believe is theirs. But destiny is like a tightly coiled snake. Which Bekka must unfurl without getting bitten ...


Luscious eco-fable -- Paul Gravett A delightful story, with feisty, interesting characters all told in a wonderfully colourful and gentle style -- Richard Forbidden Planet The dramatic illustrations of this powerful graphic novel convey the tension of a world in which a prophesy looks horribly likely to come true -- Julia Eccleshare Love Reading 4 Kids Kate Brown's artwork in Spider Moon stands out with her unusual but delightful page layouts coupled with her use of colours ... It shows just how much of a young talent its creator is and it tantalises us not just with how Bekka's story may continue but also with what else Kate Brown may produce in the future Down The Tubes An engaging and promising read -- Melissa Hyland Bear Alley

About the Author

Kate lives in a flat in Oxford with her pet snail called Hercules. She really really likes comics. If Hercules could talk, he'd say he likes comics too. Kate's favourite types of stories are happy ones with sad endings, her favourite colours are red and blue, and her favourite food is MSG.

Kate was a Winner of a 2010 Arts Foundation Fellowship.

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80 pages
Interest Age: from 9 to 11


Kate Brown
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David Fickling Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Publication date

29th April 2010




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