Each book contains seven different stories created by seven different authors/illustrators. The interesting thing about each collection is that they are centered around the title. For instance, each story in Hidden Doors, revolves around finding or utilizing a hidden door. The thing that struck me with this first collection is that each story read like fable or a moralistic story. This collection would be great for teaching students about theme! Plus, you could have them write their own comic about a hidden door!
The best thing about Explorers: The Lost Islands was finding a short by my favorite graphic novelist Raina Telgemeier! Plus, if you only read one story out of this one, you should read Carapace by Jason Caffoe, I loved the camaraderie in that one!
My favorite collection, even though I haven't finished it yet, is Explorer: The Mystery Boxes. These tales are more on the dark side.
Great graphic novel set for those who aren't sure what to read- it might lead you to a full book by one of the authors inside! I just realized the first short in The Boxes is by Emily Carroll who has another creepy read called "Through the Woods" which I also recommend!
Hoorary for some interesting reads I wouldn't normally pick up! (Because I don't like short stories!) Can't wait to see what I'm reading tomorrow!