Stop right now and go see Scalzi’s Big Idea for today. It’s about the art that appears in Scott Westerfeld’s new YA book – Leviathan. As I’m now reading this book to my eight year old, I can attest that the drawings and the words are absolutely captivating for the both of us. We are loving this book and are doing so as our bedtime reading.
Westerfeld’s words and Kieth Thompson’s art are keeping my son glued to the story and thinking about it in much deeper ways than he would without the artwork. He studies each plate for all the details and points out what the author said about them. This novel is very engaging for him and his dad. We can’t wait to finish it and move on to the next one in the series.