Jakobsen, Lars The Mysterious Manuscripts (Mortensen’s Escapades Book 1) 48 pgs. Graphic Universe, 2012. $6.95. (Rating: G)
Mortensen is a secret agent who tries to right what goes wrong with time travel. When he is shown a manuscript from 1512 depicting an airplane, he has found his next mission. Mortensen must travel back in time in Scotland, where he meets a scribe and a mute witch, and oh ya, loses his time gun. Oops.
This was fun short graphic novel. As a librarian my favorite part was the ties to history, maps, and details at the end of the book about various historical tidbits like Illuminated Manuscripts. I think students will be intrigued by the time travel, the learning components will be an accidental bonus.
ELEMENTARY –ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie School Librarian & Author.