Last of the Sandwalkers

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By Jay Hosler
Publisher First Second
Last of the Sandwalkers
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Nestled in the grass under the big palm tree by the edge of the desert there is an entire civilizationa civilization of beetles. In this bugs paradise, beetles write books, run restaurants, and even do scientific research. But not too much scientific research is allowed by the powerful elders, who guard a terrible secret about the world outside the shadow of the palm tree.Lucy is not one to quietly cooperate, however. This tiny field scientist defies the law of her safe but authoritarian home and leads a team of researchers out into the desert. Their mission is to discover something about the greater world...but what lies in wait for them is going to change everything Lucy thought she knew.Beetles are not the only living creatures in the world.Deftly combining suspenseful adventure storytelling with the principles and tools of scientific inquiry, entomologist and cartoonist Jay Hosler has created in Last of the Sandwalkers a tale that satisfies and fascinates even the most bugaverse among us.

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67840 words67,840 words
320 pages320 pages
Published 2015Published 2015
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