"A Wizard of Id for today's younger set, Ogres Awake! contrasts the violent strategy of a knight with the much more peaceful, forward-thinking plans of the king and his staff. It's not that the knight isn't heroic; it's that there are ways to address a scary threat that do not involve pouring boiling oil on said threat. It's one part graphic novel, one part picture book, and kids will love the gallantry of the knight and the king's revealed solution for the pending ogre problem."
— Todd Wellman
The knight and her horse, Edward, have made a startling discovery: there are three huge ogres asleep at her doorstep When they wake up, the kingdom is in big trouble The knight, Edward, and some garden gnomes fight back, not with swords and shields, but with potato peelers and spoons. It turns out that ogres are pretty friendly when they have full stomachs.
About the Author
James Sturm is a cartoonist and educator whose books include The Golem's Mighty Swing, Market Day, and Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow. He is the co-founder of The Seattle alternative newspaper The Stranger and The Center for Cartoon Studies, an MFA degree granting college in White River Junction where he currently serves as the school's director.Alexis Frederick-Frost is a co-author and illustrator of the Adventures in Cartooning series of graphic novels. Alexis's illustrations have appeared in a variety of publications by Nickelodeon Magazine, First Second Books, and others. Alexis currently lives with his wife in Maryland. Andrew Arnold is one of the co-authors of the Adventures in Cartooning series, as well as the illustrator for Little Green at Men at the Mercury Inn, written by Greg Leitich Smith. His work has also appeared in several publications from Cambridge University Press and Nickelodeon Magazine. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.