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Escape from Hat Hardcover – September 4, 2012


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Product Details

  • Lexile Measure: 1000L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: ZOVA Books (September 4, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984035087
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984035083
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 6.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #880,026 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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Escape from Hat is effortless fantasy, a modern cousin to the works of Lewis Carroll, A. A. Milne, and L. Frank Baum, that comes alive in your hands. It is an exquisite pastiche of story, prose, and illustration - which is a five-dollar way of saying it is a very good book. --Chris Wedge, Director of Ice Age

This is a classic fairy tale laced with the wit of a contemporary humorist, and the intensity of Taylor's artwork is breathtaking. Escape from Hat is a truly grand adventure, completely original and just so totally cool. --Kevin Eastman, Co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

As if Tolkien himself secretly penned an epic saga of battle-laden Hello Kitty fan fiction, Escape from Hat conjures up a vast realm of pure imagination, filled to the brim with wit, adventure, romance, and robots. A startling and brilliant vision. --Mark Osborne, Director of Kung Fu Panda

About the Author

As a screenwriter, Adam Kline has worked for Universal Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Sony Pictures Animation, and the Weinstein Company, among others. He is currently at work on an animated feature. Mr. Kline's primary influences include J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Kenneth Grahame. He is an active member of the Writer's Guild. Brian Taylor is a professional illustrator with over thirty years experience. Entertainment Weekly  named Taylor one of the top 100 creatives working in entertainment today. Among his primary influences are Tim Burton, Walt Disney, and Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Mr. Taylor is presently illustrating Mr. Kline's second novel. He lives and works in Scotland.

More About the Author

Adam Kline has written for Universal Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Sony Pictures Animation, and the Weinstein Company. His primary influences include J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Kenneth Grahame. An active member of the Writers Guild, Mr. Kline grew up in Indiana and attended Kenyon College in Ohio. He often works with Scottish artist Brian Taylor.

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I love everything about this book - the characters, the world the story unfolds in - and the illustrations are incredible!
S. Baker
My son loved it; and I have started reading to my 5-year old daugthers as well.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on September 15, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I'm a nine year old girl and I think this is a great book because it always has something sad and happy in each chapter. The drawings are excellent. My favorite character is Morel because she is very daring, and she can show everyone that girls can do the same things that boys can. If you really like books about animals and you also like thrilling books, this is a good book for you. - Abby
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Pimsey on September 9, 2012
Format: Hardcover
a highly original quest - and brand new mythology - that never speaks down to younger readers. the stakes are high and well worth caring about, but there's never a moment that's truly upsetting (like aslan's death on the stone table). far more laughs than chills, plus some fun bigger words almost always clarified in context. pretty darn gratifying to find something so fresh, when just about everything, everywhere, seems to be zombies, vampires, and bland reinventions of has-beens (i.e. transformers, smurfs). and wow! the art! more, please.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By devoted reader on September 10, 2012
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Received our copy at 3 on a Friday, and we had charged through it by bedtime. Spectacularly creative, Escape from Hat creates a fully realized mythology around how all our good (and bad) luck comes to be. My 5 and 6 year old boys were riveted, laughing at spots and gripping my arm tightly at others. It was pronounced 'exciting' and we were reading it again the next morning before we had changed out of PJ's. The best part was that i was riveted as well, kept amused by the lyrical, thoughtful prose and hidden adult nuggets within the guise of children's fantasy. The illustrations were amazing and completely helped us bring the story to life in our minds. When do we get the sequel??!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Hungry Reader on September 4, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Escape from Hat isn't just a kids book. The lyrical writing and illustrations are amazing to experience. The story is fun and humorous so adults can enjoy it just as much as children. After I read it, I gave it to my nephew. He's reading it now and loving every line of it! The rich color illustrations bring the world of Hat and the characters to life along with the black and white sketches spread throughout. Escape from Hat has something that everyone will love. It's really an incredible book!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By mr. towtruck on September 13, 2012
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I am a collector of children's literature, and "Escape from Hat" is a modern classic. The story is brilliant, and focuses on the fascinating and connected worlds of good and bad luck that secretly keep our lives in check. I think this book is perfect for all adults and children who have an interest in, and the attention span for, a true adventure tale.

The story (by Adam Kline) is fresh, original, and compelling, and the artwork (by Brian Taylor) is deeply satisfying in a way reminiscent of seeing a film that visually translates what you have seen in your head into pictures for all to see. The color illustrations are so lush, so multidimensional and so action-packed I felt as if I was indeed watching a film. And the charming crosshatched ink drawings that are sprinkled throughout are delightful and humorous. Plus, as an educator I can recommend it because it is chock full of five-dollar words (such as rapscallion, interloper, charlatan) so your child's vocabulary will be quadrupled by the end of this book. These two artists are a great team, and I hope they have the opportunity to work together again soon!

In sum, this a great book for both adults and school-aged children that can be enjoyed again and again. I loved it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mark on September 29, 2012
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An original and extremely captivating story. Beautiful prose. Wicked cool illustrations. Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. It would probably be pretty good for kids too.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jonbexley on September 27, 2012
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As a dad and an educator, I think this book is a great find. It is a creative blend of adventure, comedy, and mythology that is totally original and hard to put down. My kids, both in elementary school, BEG me to read a few pages every night, and the vibrant characters and plot lines have fueled some great family conversation. While they love the story and nonstop action, I know that they are also learning the ways kids ought to when hearing a book: the vocabulary and language is sophisticated beyond their years, but it is presented in a context that makes it completely understandable. They are learning while being swept away by a great story, and there is plenty for adults to enjoy, as well. The art is gorgeous. With elements of Tolkien, norse saga, hero myth, and magic, this clever book is a must read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Kuzmich on September 24, 2012
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Wow! I love this book - so much so that I have been searching for my own good luck rabbit ever since I read it!! Where could he be?? I loved Leek and his band of misfit superheroes more than I thought I would. I couldn't help but root for them at every turn in their desperate attempts to get back to those they love most....who wouldn't??? I cannot wait to share this book with my nephews and nieces - they will truly fall with Leek too! It is a super combination of cute cuddly rabbits, dangerous black kitties and science fiction! Get your hands on a copy soon!!Escape from Hat
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