- Cast Away on the Letter A (A Philémon Adventure)
- written/illustrated by Fred
- published by Toon Books (Candlewick Press) (2014)
- Roar Score: 5/5
There’s something about a book that begins with a map. Maybe it appeals to my inner explorer. Maybe it appeal to the inner 9-year-old who pored over world maps, lost in the wonder of what those little dots and intersecting lines represented.
Whatever it is, when I open a book and am immediately confronted with a mid-century National Geographic world map…I’m in.
I have to admit that before cracking open this beautiful little book, I was wholly unfamiliar with the character of Philémon. I’d hazard a guess that most Americans are. The character began in the French magazine Pilote in 1965 and was eventually successful enough to merit its own series of books.