Walt Disney's Donald Duck: The Ghost Of The Grotto (The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library) (Paperback)

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“In Carl Barks' Duckburg we see all the human frailties: Donald Duck's anger, Scrooge's ambition, the Beagle Boys' greed. Barks was a virtuoso artist and writer who combined breakneck action with detailed and subtle art. You will find a master at his peak in 'Lost in the Andes,' and your inner-child will thank you.”
— Eric Schultheis, Books Inc., Berkeley, CA


This world-famous Carl Barks/Donald Duck comics adventure has been repackaged to be more kid-friendly.

One of Donald Duck’s most famous adventures leads off our new line of affordable kid-sized Donald Duck books: just-right half-height books packed with fun, laughs, and adventure in every 96-page edition. Each story is complete with all the original story and art (no panels have been dropped or altered). In “Donald Duck and the Ghost of the Grotto,” Donald and his nephews try to harvest kelp at Skull-Eye Reef in the West Indies but are soon menaced by a ducknapping ghost in armor who is determined to carry out a centuries-old curse and a giant octopus who — well, what do you think giant octopuses do? Plus “Fireman Donald” and a second bonus story, all written and drawn by Disney Legend Carl Barks!

About the Author

Carl Barks (1901-2000, b. Merrill, Oregon; d. Grants Pass, Oregon), one of the most brilliant cartoonists of the 20th century, entertained millions around the world with his timeless tales of Donald Duck and Barks’s most famous character creation, Uncle Scrooge. Over the course of his career, he wrote and drew more than 500 comics stories totaling more than 6,000 pages, most anonymously. He achieved international acclaim only after he semi-retired in 1968. Among many other honors, Barks was one of the three initial inductees into the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame in 1987. (The other two were Jack Kirby and Will Eisner.) In 1991, Barks became the first Disney comic book artist to be recognized as a “Disney Legend,” a special award created by Disney “to acknowledge and honor the many individuals whose imagination, talents, and dreams have created the Disney magic.” He has been similarly honored in many other countries around the world.

Praise For…

There’s plenty you may have to explain to your kids (or look up for yourself), like kelp harvesting, but the stories here are so engaging and the art so lively that you won’t get distracted by its dated qualities. Fantagraphics has smartly sized it down to fit easily into little hands, and there’s a fine mix of longer stories (like the title one) and shorter ones, should bedtime approach.
— Hillary Brown - Paste

If any work of popular entertainment of the 20th century could truly be called timeless, than Barks’ duck comics were. The highly imaginative and inventive, fact-packed, often humorous, rollicking-but-rarely-rowdy adventure stories have barely aged over the decades... Fantagraphics has done such an excellent job with The Carl Barks Library... [and this] is a pretty ideal companion format: Cheaper, more portable and more convenient, it offers an excellent introduction to some of the great stories of one of the greatest cartoonists.

— J. Caleb Mozzocco - School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781606997796
ISBN-10: 1606997793
Publisher: Fantagraphics
Publication Date: October 4th, 2014
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library