Read For Free Week 13: The Ark, Gregory & The Gargoyles, and Koma

Jun 11, 2020


This week is devoted to keeping your head in the clouds and dreaming big (also: dreaming BiG). Each book—from the desert-crossing surrealism of The Ark to the vibrant time-travel fantasy Gregory and the Gargoyles—will escort you to a land far, far away. Poetic, whimsical, and liberating, each page is a descent into the wondrous and unknown. 

If you like these introductory volumes, read the rest of the series and check back next week for another delivery of free reading. 


The Ark Book One by Stephane Levallois

A near-silent allegorical fable of man vs. nature that stunningly explores the medium’s potential.

A lone figure in a diving suit drags an enormous wooden ark through the desert, scarring the earth with its deep furrow. A plane crashes. A zeppelin prowls the azure skies, its crew seduced by caged women, while Bedouins and soldiers clash under the blazing sun.This poetic tale entrances as it pulls all these elements and characters together into a haunting yet mesmerizing canvas.

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Koma Book One by Pierre Wazem, Frederik Peeters & Albertine Ralenti

The colorful and poetic journey of a little girl who discovers a parallel world at the heart of the industrial metropolis she lives in.

Addidas is a bright and quirky young girl who spends most of her time helping her widowed father in his job as a chimney sweep. When Addidas ventures too far into a chimney, she encounters a bizarre new friend and in the process destabilizes a long-established system.From prolific independent European creators Wazem and Peeters comes a touching and existential story that balances its fantastical elements with poignant and realistic themes.

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Gregory and the Gargoyles Book Two by Denis-Pierre Filippi & Silvio Camboni

The fantasy adventure trilogy of a young boy’s travels through a long-forgotten world where magic still rules. For ages 10+.

Young Gregory grows unhappy and restless when his father moves the entire family into an old family home in a new neighborhood. While awake in his bed, a glimmer from the floor attracts Gregory’s attention. He discovers a medallion on which there is a drawing of the great church that sits opposite his new residence. Bullied for being new, and ignored at home, Gregory decides to explore the church and the giant stone statue that rests atop of it. During his visit, the medallion begins to shine intensely and, with a flash, Gregory is hurled back to the 17th century, where gargoyles, sorcerers and magical beings live in harmony and magic.

Read Gregory and the Gargoyles