The Dam Keeper by Robert Kondo

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Read The Dam Keeper Online Free - Life in Sunrise Valley is tranquil, but beyond its borders lies certain death. A dangerous black fog looms outside the village, but its inhabitants are kept safe by an ingenious machine known as the dam. Pig’s father built the dam and taught him how to maintain it. And then this brilliant inventor did the unthinkable: he walked into the fog and was never seen again.

Now Pig is the dam keeper. Except for his best friend, Fox, and the town bully, Hippo, few are aware of his tireless efforts. But a new threat is on the horizon—a tidal wave of black fog is descending on Sunrise Valley. Now Pig, Fox, and Hippo must face the greatest danger imaginable: the world on the other side of the dam.

Based on the Oscar-nominated animated short film of the same name, The Dam Keeper is a lush, vibrantly drawn graphic novel by Tonko House cofounders Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi.

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ISBN : 1626724261
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 160 pages


Lola rated it ★★★☆☆

October 06, 2017

THE DAM KEEPER is based on a short, animated film. It’s ironic because the film is eighteen minutes long, and it took me around ten to read this graphic novel. The story is interesting, although simple. Pig is watching over the city from his dam, so he can keep the fog (a mysterious element) away....

Calista rated it ★★★★★

November 29, 2017

I need the 2nd book. This book started with a mystery from the first cell and grew and grew and never really gave us much. It is all mystery. I could hardly put this book down. Compelling! This book is wonderful and fantastic. This is about responsibilities. The song of the dam keeper has to go t...

Morris rated it ★★★★☆

November 18, 2017

RTC This unbiased review is based upon a copy won through the Goodreads First Reads giveaway program.

Dan rated it ★★★★★

September 25, 2017

My students love graphic novels. Our school library's circulation is something like 30-35% graphic novels with graphic novels making up about 10% of the total collection. I would guess my classroom library numbers are similar. It's with that in mind that I am always on the lookout for new fascina...

Kristin rated it ★★★★★

October 01, 2017

I don't really read graphic novels, but I made an exception since I'm such a huge fan of The Dam Keeper short. This book is magnificently illustrated. I actually read it twice. My first read through I was a bit confused because I had thought it was an expansion upon the story told in the animated...

La Coccinelle rated it ★★★☆☆

January 03, 2018

When I checked this e-book out from the library, I didn't realize it was based on a short film. It does have a very cinematic look to it. The illustrations were probably the best part of the book. Pig is left to be the dam keeper after his father disappears, and it's up to him to keep the fog at b...

Kelly rated it ★★★★☆

September 21, 2017

Check out this and other reviews (as well as other neat bookish things) on my young adult book blog, Here's to Happy Endings! First off, let me talk about how visually stunning The Dam Keeper is. It has a hardcover format, and a dust jacket that is absolutely beautiful. The gold lettering on the c...

laurel [suspected bibliophile] rated it ★★★★☆

August 24, 2017

The fog has killed everything in the world, but is kept away by the dam Pig’s father built to protect their home in Sunrise Valley. After Pig’s father walks into the fog, it’s up to Pig to keep the dam working—but something is happening with the fog. Something deadly. Something that is going to d...

Nolan rated it ★★★★☆

October 01, 2017

Considering the art and story, The Dam Keeper is like the dark, seedy underbelly of a Pixar film. Colorful anthropomorphic animals and nightmarish woodscapes are a combination I didn't realize I needed so badly. The amount of telling versus showing via narration is a little overbearing -- especial...

Lauren rated it ★★★★☆

June 16, 2017

** Original Review This book was not at all like I expected. Something about the cinematic typography on the cover, and the anthropomorphic characters, had me anticipating something which would read like a Pixar short aimed at kids. And I don't mean to put it down--I'm a teacher, and it was a big...

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