Having read every book in his tiny village, young Timo decides it is time to leave home and become a hero. And while that is easier said than done, Timo is determined to succeed. When he rescues an enchanted beast named Broof, Timo gains a gruff and reluctant ally. But little does good-hearted Timo suspect that Broof’s mysterious past will bring complications to his journey.... An engaging hero, surprising plot twists, and a host of fantastical creatures keep readers turning the pages of this spell-binding fantasy.
"The eye-catching scenes are certainly a draw, but Garnier also turns classic adventure tropes upside down....a refreshing change of pace in middle-grade adventure comics."—Booklist "In this vibrant French import....[there's] potential here for Timo and his animal sidekick to quest again for parts unknown and stories not yet told." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books —