The Dam Keeper (Dam Keeper, #3) by Robert Kondo

The Dam Keeper (Dam Keeper, #3)

Based on an Oscar-nominated animated short by former Pixar directors, The Dam Keeper: Return to the Shadowsis the third and final volume in a breath-taking graphic novel series about a pig's epic journey.Sunrise Valley is without a dam keeper, and time is running out. In less than twenty-four hours, the poisonous tidal wave of black fog will descend on Pig’s home. While Fox, Hippo, and Van hurry east to warn the townspeople, Pig ventures on his...

Details The Dam Keeper (Dam Keeper, #3)

TitleThe Dam Keeper (Dam Keeper, #3)
Release DateJul 2nd, 2019
PublisherFirst Second
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Childrens, Juvenile, Comics

Reviews The Dam Keeper (Dam Keeper, #3)

  • Siina
    The Dam Keeper series is just wow. Everything about it is deep, meaningful, full of emotion and there's looming darkness too. This final part makes everything perfect and I must get this series to my library. Return from the Shadows finally explains everything and we find Pig's dad, who's been trying to fight the fog from the beginning basically sacrificing everything, even Pig. I really liked the saving of the nature and somehow the comic ends u...
  • Melissa
    Oh man. I liked the first two installments, but this was wow. Such a good wrap up to the story! Now that we got all the answers, it turned out to be really deep and meaningful (but I don't want to give anything away!) And so emotional - I felt for Pig every step of the way! Plus, the artwork is just stunning - there were a few pages that I spent a few minutes really taking in - like when he enters his dad's workshop for the first time, the colors...
  • Nancy
    A solid finish to wonderful series. Though, fair warning, this one will hit you right in the feels. The art remains beautiful and hauntingly evocative in this subdued kind of way that fits the narrative just perfectly and plays well with the themes of family, friendship, duty, and sacrifice as explored through Pig's quest to find his father and save his home of from the foreboding fog. The story comes full circle and ends in a way that is cathart...
  • Becky B
    A tender and beautiful ending to this series. Full review to come closer to the publication date.
  • Dan
    I really enjoyed this series. From book #1, it hooked many of my eighth graders, and I believe the final book in the series will bring the trilogy to a satisfying conclusion to readers every where!
  • Tamra
    This is a compelling final volume for this trilogy. The artworks remain stunning with illustrations I could look at forever. This middle-grade graphic novel series is filled with darkness while encouraging readers to hold on to hope. Themes of friendship, family, and community are everywhere, and readers can gain so much form the characters interactions.
  • Elizabeth
    I'm coming to this story late - I haven't seen the first two books. But now I want to go back and start from the beginning. The story seems to be one of friendship and family, overcoming odds and coming together. But what really intrigues me is the gorgeous illustrations. The LIGHT in this book is AMAZING. I'm completely blown away by the artwork. Hope to feature the illustrator on my blog soon!
  • Karissa Fast
    Right away the impression I got was the visuals of a Pixar movie meets the whimsy of Howl's Moving Castle.We are thrown into the continuing story immediately. It begins with Pig abandoning his crew and their big walking ship to try to find the Mole God, who he believes is his father. We meet a random mix of other animal characters on the ship, including the Vans and their dozens of adopted children. The story mostly follows Pig, Foxy, and the hip...