Mighty Jack and the Goblin King
Ben Hatke; Alex Campbell; Hilary Sycamore
Like a bolt from the blue, Jack's little sister Maddy is gone―carried into another realm by an ogre. When Jack and Lilly follow Maddy’s captor through the portal, they are ready for anything . . . except what they find waiting for them in the floating crossroads between worlds. Even the power of their magic plants may not be enough to get them back to earth alive. Alone and injured, Jack and Lilly must each face their own monsters―as well as giants who grind the bones of human children to feed their “beast” and a fearsome goblin king in the sewers down below. But when Jack finds himself in a tough spot, help comes from the most unlikely person: the goblin king!
Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Single parent; Poverty; Developmental disability; single mother; impoverished family; financial hardship; autism; autistic sister
Cybils Awards, 2017, Nominee, Graphic Novel
Kirkus Best Middle Grade Books, 2017 Best Middle-Grade Graphic Novels
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2017
YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2018 Fiction
goblin; portal; plant ogre; rescue mission; monsters; battles; magical garden; sword fighting
Hatke, Ben, "Mighty Jack and the Goblin King" (2017). Diverse Families. 2010.