Francisco, a wounded, despairing sixteen-year-old Republican guard in the Spanish Civil War, is trying to flee to freedom by crossing the French border. In his escape, he encounters an old remote lighthouse, far from the warring factions. He is granted shelter by Telmo, the aging operator of the lighthouse. As Francisco recuperates, Telmo's tales of epic adventurers who sailed the lost seas and discovered worlds unknown reignite the spark of life in the young soldier. By one of the most brilliant new talents in comic art in Spain, author of the world-wide bestseller "Wrinkles."
Nominated for YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens 2018
"A good selection for schools where there is demand or curriculum support for war novels." -School Library Connection
"Light, airy, and restorative."
"9 out of 10. If this is an example of the greatness that NBM and 2017 have to offer, I cannot wait until the rest of NBMs releases roll out this year!"
"A beacon of comics excellence! Very highly recommended."
"This seems like a simple tale but in truth Roca's story is a dense and multilayered piece that provokes reflection upon completion."
-William Kulesa, Jersey Journal
"A welcome addition to NBM's catalog."
"Paco Roca is quickly proving himself as one of the most gifted creators in comics."
"Roca's affecting novel expertly channels its characters' desires for a grander and more forgiving world."-Publishers Weekly
"Poignantly moving and rapturously uplifting."
-Now Read This, Win Wiacek
6x9, 64pp., duotone hardcover, $15.99, ISBN: 9781681120560
$18.99 CAN, $9.99 e-books