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Looking for fun authors to visit your school? Look no further. Ben Costa and James Parks, creators of the middle-grade, fantasy graphic novel adventure—Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo—are available for Author Visits in Northern and Southern California.
Ben and James have a long history together, having known each other since the 2nd grade! Every author visit is a special one, where Ben and James recount the story of their life-long friendship, the importance of perseverance, and the process by which they plan, write, and draw the fantasy adventures of Rickety Stitch the skeleton bard!
Both Rickety Stitch: The Road to Epoli and Rickety Stitch: The Middle-Route Run are Junior Library Guild Selections.
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Awards & Honors
Junior Library Guild Selection
YALSA 2018 Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers Nominee
Texas Library Association Mavericks Graphic Novels Reading List
Cybils Award 2018 Graphic Novels Nominee
Praise & Reviews
The Book Series
Book 1: The Road to Epoli
Meet Rickety Stitch...a walking, talking, singing skeleton bard.
He’s the one skeleton in the dungeon who seems to have retained his soul, and he has no idea why.
Rickety's only clue to his former identity, is a song he hears in his dreams, an epic bard’s tale about the Road to Epoli and the land of Eem.
Book 2: The Middle-Route Run
Determined to find the legendary kingdom of Epoli, Rickety and Goo discover the only way forward is the most dangerous road in the world of Eem—the Middle-Route Run—a zany, mad dash through a gauntlet of bandits, monsters, and fiends.
With heart-pounding action and humor to boot, The Middle-Route Run tells the story of what it takes to truly be a hero.