Grundberg, Greg & Lucas Turnbloom. Nightmare Escape. (Dream Jumper series, #1) Scholastic/Graphix,. 2016. $12.99. 208p. ISBN 9780545826044. Ages 8-12. P8Q8
During daytime, Ben is rather ordinary, but his ability to leap into other people’s dreams when he has nightmares makes him try to help friends who can’t wake up because of control by a dream-monster. Unable to sleep, he goes to a sleep clinic, but he has the same trouble there when he finds people who cannot wake up. Action-packed artwork moves the graphic novel forward, and the title is an adventure for middle-school readers. This first book in a series promises more excitement.
Fall 2016 review by Nel Ward.