The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza by James Kochalka
Reviewed by Anna Yellis
After getting a phone call from mysterious Destiny, the brave Glorkian Warrior is given a mission to do. Along with his trusty Super Backpack, the adventurous warrior goes on a daring mission to deliver a pizza while still hot. Mishaps occur almost as soon as he gets into his car. The Warrior, comically forgets how to drive his automobile which results in him crashing it. Thankfully he and his Backpack survive the car crash unscathed.
The Glorkian Warrior realizes that he has to walk to the destination. As he starts the long and arduous trek, the Warrior comes face to face with an enormous, terrifying pink giant. When he triumphs over the giant and wins the battle, the Warrior continues his journey. The brave Glorkian Warrior soon gets sidetracked by more enemies wanting the pizza. In the continuation of this tale, you start to wonder, would the pizza fall into the jaws of the enemies or his own hungry jaws?
The Glorkian Warrior is a comical, pink alien type of character. He is seen wearing a light blue jumpsuit. He is absentminded and not a very smart guy. The Warrior is known for saying the funniest and most hilarious things at the most random time. With him is his trusty backpack that can shoot lasers and fly. Oh. And he can also talk.
This is a sci-fi graphic novel with 110 pages. Throughout the story, the pages are covered in bright, bold, and colorful illustrations. The story is told through amusing pictures.
Personally, I feel that this story is written for a younger audience around the grade level of 2-5. Since I am an older reader, I did not have the same enjoyment as younger readers would. I think that this is a great graphic novel for young readers.
Anna Yellis is a high school volunteer in the Junior Room at the Graves Library.