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"Chevalier: The Queen's Mouseketeer" Re-imagines The Classic Fairy Tale Fantasy Adventure For Kids

New all ages book seeks to appeal to children of all ages
    NEW YORK, NY, March 09, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Writer/creator Darryl Hughes and artist Monique MacNaughton, the creative team of the 2007 Glyph Comic Award nominated ("Rising Star" category) alien invasion adventure "G.A.A.K: Groovy Ass Alien Kreatures" and the 2011 and 2012 Drunk Duck Award nominated (Best mystery/crime noir" category) mystery adventure "The Continentals", are very proud to tell you that we have a brand new offering. A fairy tale fantasy adventure book for kids ages 4 to 10 entitled "Chevalier The Queen's Mouseketeer: The Hither and Yon", which is best describe as "the Princess Bride meets the Lord of The Rings in a Disney/Pixar film written in Dr. Seuss rhyme starring a mouse":

"Within the kingdom walls was a dreamer,
who's dreams carried him to lands far away.
Where wild imagined heroic flights,
and thrilling sword battles with dark knights,
were the aspirations of a blacksmith mouse named Chevalier..."

A potpourri of the literary influences and artistic styles that inspired it's creation, and based on the exciting romantic fairy tale fantasy adventure online comic for kids of the same name, "Chevalier The Queen's Mouseketeer: The Hither and Yon" is an illustrated book that blends elements of comicbook and storybook, fairy tale and fantasy adventure, that is rendered in stylized graphic illustrations and told in a lyrical prose for young readers. Here is the plot:

In the magical realm of The Hither and Yon the noble kingdoms of The Land Ever After and The Far, Far Away are on the verge of war. A sinister plot is in play. The young Princess Faere of the land of The Shire, betrothed to Prince Charming of the Land Ever After, has been mysteriously kidnapped. And all the evidence of the foul deed points to The Far, Far Away.

With his kingdom on the verge of war with Ever After, Chevalier the mouse (a blacksmith who yearns for adventure and fancies himself a dashing "mouseketeer") vows to find the missing Princess, bring her back in time to stop the war between the kingdoms--And fulfill his destiny.

"CHEVALIER The Queen's Mouseketeer: The Hither and Yon", the first in a four book fairy tale fantasy adventure series for kids by writer/creator Darryl Hughes and artist Monique MacNaughton. It's a fabled fairy tale of enor-mouse proportions.

created/written by Darryl Hughes
Artwork by Monique MacNaughton
ISBN: 9781304091604
Binding: Perfect
Size: 8.25 x 8.25 paperback
Pages: 36 pages
Price: $16.00
Recommended for 4 to 10
Distributor: Ingram(US), Gardners(UK)


"This book is gorgeous. Set in the magical land of the Hither and Yon and it's equally magical neighbors, Monique MacNaughton's artwork nicely compliments Darryl Hughes' tale of a young mouse who yearns to be a hero and how he gets his start, despite his tiny stature. As becomes obvious by the end, this is but the beginning of a series. Chevalier is going to have all the opportunity for derring do he ever wanted, and maybe even more then he bargained for. I certainly intend to be along for the rest of his adventures." -- Kay Shapero, Ursa Major Awards

"It's polished artwork and timeless storytelling makes this a book that can be enjoyed by young and old readers alike" -- The Drunk Duck Awards 2013


WINNER -- The Drunk Duck Award "Best All Ages Comic" 2013


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