Victoria writer’s book about aliens, friendship and farts among top titles

Quest-terrestrials Vol. 1 was named to Kirkus Review’s Best Books of 2018

A Victoria writer’s book about aliens, friendship and farts is among the top 100 Indie books this year.

Written and illustrated by Victoria’s Malgosia Krol, Quest-terrestrials Vol. 1 was named in Kirkus Review’s Best Books of 2018.

Published in February, the picture book that celebrates diversity, friendship and self-discovery earned the Kirkus Star. The star is awarded to about 1,000 of the 10,000 books reviewed by the professional reviewers annually. It was also named among the best books of the month in July.

ALSO READ: Local author receives one of Canada’s highest honours

The story follows three Q-ts on an adventure to Earth where they encounter puppies, cotton candy and unicorns. “Though it has supporting themes about friendship and imagination, the biggest appeal here is that it’s just plain fun. Expect plenty of giggles — from children and parents,” says the Kirkus review.

Originally a Kickstarter campaign, Krol self-published the book featuring pencil, watercolour and digital art with FriesenPress.

She’s working on Vol. 2, starting again with a Kickstarter campaign and an expected launch of spring 2019. The second book focuses on how people from around the world manage waste and recycling.

Visit malgosiakrol.com to learn more about where to find the book.



c.vanreeuwyk@blackpress.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Oak Bay sailor stranded in U.S. hospital after suffering massive stroke at sea

Glenn Wakefield’s rescue involved five airplanes and took more than 48 hours

VicPD seeking help in recovering stolen scooter of B.C. Special Olympics athlete

The scooter was stolen from outside Hillside Mall on Sept.21

Oak Bay chief puts an end to dad jokes on police Twitter

No more jokes on Oak Bay Police Twitter account

UPDATED: Crews contain fire to attic of Central Saanich home

Firefighters are responding to a structure fire in Central Saanich

B.C. reports 96 new COVID-19 cases, one hospital outbreak

61 people in hospital as summer ends with election

BC Liberals must change gears from election cynicism, focus on the issues: UBC professors

COVID-19 response and recovery is likely to dominate platforms

B.C. could be without a new leader for multiple weeks after Election Day: officials

More than 20K mail-in voting packages were requested within a day of B.C. election being called

POLL: Do you plan on allowing your children to go trick or treating this year?

This popular annual social time will look quite different this year due to COVID-19

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Majority needed to pass COVID-19 budget, B.C. premier says

John Horgan pushes urgent care centres in first campaign stop

Nanaimo RCMP shut down illegal racing and stunt driving site

Police “swoop in” to seize vehicles and issue violation tickets

Public health officials urge Canadians to limit contacts again as COVID-19 cases rise

Canada has committed $1 billion to buy at least 154 million doses of vaccines from five different companies

Most Read