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"Walace the Brave is a little taste of classic comics from the past." —The Huffington PostWelcome to Snug Harbor! Will Henry's Wallace the Brave is a whimsical comic strip that centers around a bold and curious little boy named Wallace, his best friend Spud and the new girl in town, Amelia. Wallace lives in the quaint and funky town of Snug Harbor with his fisherman father"Walace the Brave is a little taste of classic comics from the past." —The Huffington PostWelcome to Snug Harbor! Will Henry's Wallace the Brave is a whimsical comic strip that centers around a bold and curious little boy named Wallace, his best friend Spud and the new girl in town, Amelia. Wallace lives in the quaint and funky town of Snug Harbor with his fisherman father, plant loving mother and feral little brother, Sterling....

Title : Wallace the Brave
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ISBN : 9781449489984
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 176 Pages
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Wallace the Brave Reviews

  • [Shai] The Bibliophage
    2018-11-10 00:13

    Wallace the Brave is one fun-filled graphic novel that will undoubtedly make anyone laugh. All the characters are funny and readers can relate to one or two characters; I can see myself on both Wallace and Amelia, and Spud and Sterling are the funniest for me. If you are bored or under the blue, this one is a great companion to ease your boredom or sadness.

  • Schizanthus
    2018-11-02 00:09

    Wallace the Brave takes us through a year in the life of Wallace, his family and friends from one summer school holiday to the next. Wallace lives with his mother, father and little brother in Snug Harbour. He attends school at Moonstone Elementary where his teacher is Mrs MacIntosh.Wallace loves playing pinball and enjoys reading comics, his mother has recently discovered her very own comic addiction, his father is a fisherman and is fairly laid back, and his little brother Sterling is a weirdo with a unibrow. He's best friends with Spud, a kid with anxiety, and has made friends with new girl Amelia.Wallace the Brave sort of reminded me of a Charlie Brown comic but didn't strike me as funny at all. I've read some reviews that thought it was hilarious but I was bored by it. If Wallace the Brave was a Charlie Brown comic then Spud was Charlie Brown, Amelia was Lucy, Scratch-N-Sniff was Pig-Pen and I have no idea who Wallace would be.I wasn't sure what age Wallace was supposed to be other than knowing he attends Elementary School. His younger brother was even harder to pick an age for as he attends school in the afternoon and talks but he's carried around by his mother in one of those baby carrier harness thingies where you wear your kid like a backpack that you wear on your front ... a frontpack? I'm not a parent so don't know the technical name for these things but hopefully you know what I mean.This comic book wasn't terrible or anything. I just didn't find it funny and couldn't connect with it at all. I was really keen to read this when I read the blurb and saw the cover but once I made it past the first few pages I would've given up on it had I not committed to reviewing it.I received a copy of this book from NetGalley (thank you very much to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for the opportunity) in exchange for honest feedback.

  • Ayse
    2018-11-04 22:02

    Wallace the Brave is like a present day Charlie Brown (Peanuts), an entertaining read. Thank you NetGalley (Read-Now) and Andrews McMeel Publishing.

  • Anna Kander
    2018-11-06 21:01

    Wallace the Brave has gentle humor and fun illustrations. Wallace, his best friend, Spud, and the new girl, Amelia, are grade-schoolers in a harbor town; seagulls are recurring characters. Wallace's dad is a fisherman, and his mom loves comics--which she (of course) passes on to Wallace. The drawing style, in full color, reminded me of Cul-de-Sac by Richard Thompson--Wallace and Alice freak out the same way. :-) Cartoons can feel vintage (and I love that about them) yet the book keeps up with the times. I'm still chuckling at a joke about Yelp reviews... This was a fun read.

  • Lindsey
    2018-10-29 21:16

    This graphic made me laugh out loud when I wasn't expecting to.

  • Weezie
    2018-10-20 18:48

    This was a super cute collection of comic strips about a young boy named Wallace, his friends, and family. Definitely for fans of Calvin and Hobbes.

  • Kailey (BooksforMKs)
    2018-11-03 20:06

    Oh my goodness, I adore this comic!! So much cuteness and hilarity!Wallace and his best friend, Spud, meet the new girl at school, Amelia, and are very impressed with her courage and baseball-throwing style. Each page has its own funny little punchline as we follow Wallace's strange interactions with friends and family at school, at home, on the ocean, on the field, through the summer and winter and all the in-between times. Wallace's fisherman father, his creative mother, and weird baby brother make a delightful home setting for the antics and whimsical conversations of a little boy curious about the world and determined to dream big. One of the best things about this comic is Wallace's close relationship with his parents. When Wallace comes to his dad with a crazy idea, his father doesn't criticize or say how ridiculously impossible it is to trade in their car for an ostrich to ride. His father enters into the fantasy with his son, and they have fun deciding how they will saddle their ostrich and cook the ostrich eggs. I love seeing kids and parents really talking and enjoying one another's company! What a great family!Best Friend Spud is an anxious neighbor boy who follows in Wallace's bold wake with trepidation, and Amelia is a mischievous tag-a-long who prefers to lead. This mismatched trio burst into new situations with the wild recklessness of youth, throwing their shoes out the door, and skirting around the imaginary monsters lurking in drains and under beds.I adore everything about this comic! The artwork is playful and cute. The jokes are entertaining and hilarious. The characters are splendid in every particular. The style reminds me strongly of Peanuts and Calvin and Hobbes put together! I wish I could give this 10 stars!!Disclaimer: I received an ecopy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts and are not influenced by anyone.

  • J.D.
    2018-11-02 20:05

    Ah, welcome back, Golden Age of the Comic Strip. Wallace the Brave was just a plain good fun whimsical read. Will Henry's art is bold and colorful, feature large eye-catching panels. This reminded me of a cross between Calvin and Hobbs and Peanuts, with its own twist going on.Wallace the Brave was a quick read, and contains all the stuff of childhood adventure. Wallace and his friends energetically interact with the adults in their world and go about surviving childhood. Because this is a comic, some strange and otherworldly things can happen too. As when two birds have a philosophical discussion, or as when Wallace imagines living on top of a giant tortoise, and we get a glimpse of what that could look like. Or as when a child imagines a monster in the dark...and we get to see what that monster might be.Full of imagination and, I will say it again, fun. The book is set to be released October 17, 2017 in the US.

  • Laura
    2018-11-02 19:59

    Wallace the Brave is a great fun comic strip that revolves around Wallace, as the title would suggest, and his friends and his school bus. The book is made of lots of short and sweet comic strip stories that mostly humorous and light-hearted. Thanks to the comic strip basis of this book, it'll likely be a good book for slightly less keen readers to get stuck into - pictures are always a help! Additionally, you can read as much or as little as you want before putting the book down as each strip is so short. However, I liked the adventures of Wallace, particularly his conversations with the school bus driver, so I'd read this in one sitting!

  • Annie
    2018-10-27 17:59

    My review for this book can also be found on my blog by clicking here.Wallace the Brave is such an adorable little book! I think its target audience is around 8-12 (I am positive my 9- and 11-year old brothers will find it hilarious), but I’m a teenager and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I’m sure some older teens and adults would find it too juvenile, but I found it very entertaining, so I think it just depends on your reading preferences. It’s definitely a very light, funny read—there isn’t a whole lot of plot, but I’m okay with that, really. It’s the kind of graphic novel you take out when you want to laugh.PlotLike I mentioned above, Wallace the Brave doesn’t really have much plot, but that’s just the type of book it it. It’s really a collection of comic strips that follow the protagonist Wallace’s adventures, rather than a graphic novel with a story arc.CharactersWallace the Brave follows the adventures of (you guessed it!) a kid named Wallace, who gets into loads of mischief with his friends Spud and Amelia. All three of the characters have very distinctive personalities, and they’re all hilarious.I also appreciated that one of the two friends is a girl—I feel like a lot of these types of comics are directed towards boys and don’t have girl characters who are central to the book (aside from a mom, and maybe a crush.) If we could get a good comic with a funny girl protagonist, that would be even better, but this is a start! (If you have any recs of middle grade/ya comic with female protagonists, please drop me a comment!)Writing styleI know I’ve already said this, but I’m gonna say it again: this book is hilarious! Like the laugh-out-loud kind of funny. I’m telling you, I was howling with laughter, and I know my little siblings will be too.I also liked the little details included at the end of the book: a map of Snug Harbor (the setting of the book,) instructions for organizing a beach cleanup, making a nature crown, and taking care of a pet caterpillar. All seemed fitting for the story, and it was a nice little touch I think kids will enjoy. The only weird thing was that the map looked unfinished, but that’s probably just because I have an advance copy.To RecapWallace is delightful little book that’s sure to please kids looking for a fun, character-driven comic. I greatly enjoyed it.Thank you to the publisher for sending me an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Blog | Instagram | Bloglovin' | Pinterest

  • Meg
    2018-11-14 22:04

    Warning: Do not read this book in a quiet place. It is truly laugh out loud funny. I've read Wallace online for quite some time and it's great to see this collection that takes us through a year in Wallace's life. I love the RI setting and the fun parents. And Sterling's eyebrow. Too fun!This review is based on an ARC provided to me by the publisher.

  • Rachel McKitterick
    2018-11-14 22:46

    *thank you to NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*4 stars.This was hilarious! I requested this book thinking it looked like a good one based on the cover and the description, but once I started I couldn't stop, it was addictive and so funny! It was better than I thought. Not saying the cover doesnt do it justice at all, I like the cover. The kids are....wellllll, I will use the word 'cheeky' They are excatly like some kids I grew up with (wont mention names *coughstevencough*) I was laughing through most of it. I liked the dad, I thought he would make an awsome father! This, from start to finish held my attention, and if there were more pages, I would have kept going and going. I do hope there is more to come from this author because this was classic! Just loved it!Highly recommend this to all, but expecually if you are needing a little pick me up laughter type book.

  • Paul Franco
    2018-11-17 00:58

    A comic strip about a kid who likes school but doesn’t want summer to end. He’s got a strange little brother, an even stranger best friend, and I’m not sure how to describe the redheaded girl, other than she’s mostly mean. His parents are surprisingly cool, especially for a tiny place like Snug Harbor. Dad in particular is surprisingly snarky.To the highlights!That was a mean trick by the teacher.Didn’t take long for that big nose to get him into trouble, and even a redhead should know the expression “hornet’s nest.”“Got two different feet.” Love it when Occam’s Razor is employed in a schoolyard.“Oddly disproportionate skull.” Wow, big vocab. And yes, backhanded compliments hurt just as much as forehanded.Some birds spout Greek philosophy, I prefer the one who simply says “Truth.”“I’m more the ‘Google images’ type.”“For realsies?” Someone stole my line!Now I know what that salt on the streets is for. . . mmmmmm, mud pies!“Like a wildebeest playing a broken accordion.” Yep, I’d pay to see that even if the sound is horrific.“Science everywhere!”There’s a kraken on the map, but not close to the sasquatch.3.5 pushed up to 4/5

  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads
    2018-10-30 17:00

    This was delightful.RTC.

  • Ben Thomas
    2018-10-22 21:00

    Got the chance to read this, and absolutely loved it. The illustrastions and coloring are phenomenal. It goes perfectly with the kid theme. A very carefree and fresh feeling to go along with the content. Wallace is always up to hijinx. I found myself laughing at the dialogue for what it is, but also it brought me back to my own childhood, as alot of what this crew goes through, happened to all of us. A very nostalgic comic with a beautiful backdrop. Very highly recommend!!

  • Jennifer
    2018-11-12 22:02

    When I started reading Wallace the Brave, I thought it was going to be a different take on Calvin and Hobbs. I figured there would be a little kid getting into trouble, while everyone around him is more mature and tries to bring him back to the real world. I was wrong. These comics stand on their own, and are enjoyable for readers of any age.The illustrations bring you back to a simpler time. They are not as clear cut as older comics. Sometimes characters will randomly have a unibrow, which oddly works. I feel that the illustrations show the connection between the author and the book. Having perfectly drawn characters every time is not as important as the story.Wallace is the main character, but you also have his friends, family, and teacher. All of the characters are lovable in their own way. While there isn't an animal that follows them on their adventures, there are seagulls that show up every now and then to bring in more humor. There are adults in this book, but unlike other comics, the adults sometimes act just as childish as the kids. This seems more true to life than an adult always being serious and trying to bring their children back to the real world. My favorite character is Sterling, Wallace's little brother. I'm not sure how old he is supposed to be, but he is hilarious when he shows up. He is a character that can sit quietly in the background until he has something to say. Like most little children, the things he has to say tend to be a little off the wall and filled with drama.I appreciate that Will Henry does not just do the standard story lines. With the number of characters he created, he is able to do more. I found myself wishing there was another Wallace the Brave book so that I could keep reading. I did receive a copy to review, but I will be buying a physical copy when it is published. The simple joys shown in this book make me wish I was still a child.I really don't know anyone that wouldn't enjoy this book. I guess if someone really does not like the comic format then they wouldn't like it, but that is it. I am highly recommending this book. I hope a second volume is in the works. I was given a copy of this book by NetGalley for an honest review.Author: Will HenryPublisher: Andrews McMeelPublication Date: 17 Oct 2017

  • Mehsi
    2018-10-26 18:56

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.I never heard of Wallace the Brave, but I was curious when I spotted this book over on Netgalley. The blurb and the cover did shout: “Read this book!” So I obliged, though I wish I hadn’t.There were good moments, oh yes, there were. But sadly, it was also terribly boring, and it tried just a bit too hard to be funny, and failing at that. I got to page 40 and then I was already already looking at the page count and dreading the fact I still had 140+ pages to go before I was finished. And I so did want to finish this one, plus I had hopes that this one would get better (spoiler: no).Also this just felt like Peanuts x Calvin and Hobbes. The art was definitely C&H, the story was a mixture of Peanuts and C&H. It just didn’t work for me. I love both those comics, but to see someone try to combine them and make something new? It just didn’t fit. It just didn’t mesh. It was just too forced. Just like the humour.The characters were pretty decent, I especially liked Wallace and his family. I was happy to see that his brother was a weirdo, but not an annoying weirdo, like so many other little brothers are in books/comics. The parents were great, they were fun, interesting. Wallace and his imagination, oh good lord, that kid should write books/make comics.I would have loved to see more of the town the characters lived in. We see enough parts of it, but until the map at the end I never could connect all these parts together in one picture. The map was a nice addition, though I feel it could have been more detailed.I did like the fact the houses were all build on poles (I guess because the water can rise at any moment?).I also thought this story took place in the past (like 80s/90s), but then there are some mentions which sets it firmly around this time.All in all, I am happy that I tried this book. It wasn’t all for me, but there were a few fun things that I did enjoy.Review first posted at

  • SRHeenlygmail.Com
    2018-11-19 23:48

    Heard of this book from a student. I don't read many comic strips these days and figured this would be another Calvin or Peanuts wannabe but I was pleasantly surprised. Wallace is a unique character, not a bratty, school hating problem child but a fun, optimistic and adventurous kid. Strong characters, good messages and beautiful illustrations. My favorite characters are the parents, bless them. Thank you NetGalley for the read

  • Malory
    2018-10-30 17:12

    ***I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.***This book follows Wallace, a precocious elementary school student, throughout a year of his hilarious and heartwarming antics involving him, his family, and his friends. Although each of the comic strips' storylines were very short, Mr. Wilson was able to provide large amounts of background for each character involved. Additionally, each comic strip is packed with humor that is appropriate for all ages and backgrounds as it is clean with no violence, no sexual content, and no profanity present. If you have finished reading the Peanuts and Calvin and Hobbes comic strips and need something to read next, then I highly suggest this series!

  • Ms. Yingling
    2018-11-04 23:11

    Wallace is sort of a combination between Big Nate and Calvin and Hobbes, with its slice-of-life descriptions and quirky characters. I can see this being popular with readers who like collections of comic strips. I know that there was a time when I loved books of Garfield comics because the local paper didn't carry them.

  • Jaime Hendricks
    2018-10-23 20:49

    Received this book from a friend who had an advance copy. Wow! I had never heard of Wallace, which is strange because I'm a comics nut. This is how I remember comic strips growing up. Adventure, humor, imagination and stunning artwork. If you like Cul de Sac, Calvin and Hobbes, Big Nate, certainly give this book a read.

  • Mahoshy Carter
    2018-11-17 19:55

    LOVED THIS ONE <33 I didn't think this book was going to be so funny and cute ❤️It had Peanut's and boy meets world's vibe In a good way ..

  • Midge Lucas
    2018-10-30 22:14

    My new favorite comic strip. I enjoyed to reading the first strips again, just as funny and beautiful as I remember

  • Mary Lee
    2018-11-03 23:01

    So funny. Sometimes snort-worthy, other time laugh out loud, still others -- chuckle-inducing.

  • Bruce
    2018-10-29 01:00

    Wallace the Brave by Will Henry, is a book filled with comics about a boy, his friends and his family. They live by the sea, where the father is a fisherman, and their house is built on stilts. Wallace is in his early years of school, and like many his age, he doesn’t necessarily find his school demands endearing.The artwork and pictorial representations of the characters were excellent. I found the plot and themes of the comics charming and funny. This is the first time I’ve seen this comic and I was hooked at once. I appreciated the setting by the coast, which isn’t one I’ve seen developed before. I also found both the father and mother characters charming, and the father often being pulled into his son’s fantasies was refreshing. This allows the comic to be embraced by a wider audience than only children, for many can relate to the pressures of life drawn up in a humorous way. The book does have one or two characters that don’t seem to measure up to the others, either in terms of looks or in aptitude, and there is an undertone of mockery by the others. Yet I wouldn’t consider it cruel. Kids do tease others for being different and this simply reflects that.I believe readers of any age would appreciate at least some aspect of this comic. Wallace the Brave is a book that I could easily see made into an animated series that many around the world would enjoy. Highly recommended.

  • Barbara
    2018-10-25 01:08

    Snug Harbor is the home for Wallace and this family. His father fished for a living, sometimes dreaming of past glory, while his mother tends the family garden and looks after his little brother, Sterling, who seems to be a bit of an odd duck, given to munching on bugs while in the great outdoors. Wallace is such a typical boy, longing for adventure, excited by water balloons, interested in various sports, and living for the summer so he has a break from school, partly just so he can go barefoot. His best friend, Spud, is far more reticent and doesn't take chances, often getting freaked out by the smallest things. One example will suffice to distinguish between the friends: As Wallace is extolling the wonders of the wider world and his plans to see all those sights, Spud responds by noting that he's more into the Google images version of the world. The boys' fun is enhanced by the arrival of Amelia, a new classmate who plays and talks rough and is given to throwing things. I certainly enjoyed my brief visit to Wallace's world and hope to go again. Late elementary and intermediate readers will eat this one and clamor for more.

  • Melissa
    2018-11-04 01:15

    Wallace is a fearless young boy (random hole in the ground? let's stick our hand in! poison ivy between him and his frisbee? no problem - he'll walk right through!) and along with his overly cautious bff Spud, and sometimes the tomboy Amelia, they find fun and adventure all around their sleepy fishing town of Snug Harbor. What I liked: I loved the juxtaposition of Wallace and Spud and how they are perfect best friends even though they rarely see eye-to-eye on anything. I saw flashes of my future as my son is only one - I forsee he will turn out more like a Wallace on the spectrum hahaha. I also thoroughly enjoyed the town of Snug Harbor - being always near or on the water gave a much different setting than most comics strips.What I was confused about: What age is Sterling supposed to be? His mom says he's going to afternoon school (which could be preschool) and he talks in full sentences - but his parents still carry him around in a frontpack? Also, I've read a lot of daily comic strips in my time and I felt like this was missing the overarching storylines they usually have - most of these comics were one-and-done punchlines and I missed the continuity.

  • Laura
    2018-10-24 19:49

    Everyone wants to be the next Calvin and Hobbes. This collection of what appears to be a daily strip in the newspaper, tries, and it is ok. It is not Calvin and Hobbes, what is, what can be, but it is a bit like Big Nate and so many of those daily children focused strips. It is not Peanuts either, though it hardens back to the earlier days of the strip.Wallace the Brave is funny at times, boring at times, and perplexing at others. They live in a non-descript time in the 20th or 21st Century, in a town called Snug Harbor, where the world seems to be just that town, and no more.There were a few laugh out loud comics, such as the time that Wallace says to wave at the clouds, just in case there are aliens there, watching them, or when his mother syas to stop feeding grasshoppers to his baby brother, or he'll spoil his appetite. But there are also a lot of clunkers too.If you like comic strip collections, this isn't a bad one to check out, but don't expect a lot from it, if you hold it up to the classics.Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review.

  • Becky B
    2018-11-09 19:56

    A collection of comics featuring Wallace, a precocious and imaginative boy somewhere in between 8 and 12. He lives with his parents in a house on stilts in the seaside town of Snug Harbor. He has a slightly disturbing little brother named Sterling with a predilection for eating insects. His best friend is Spud, a much more cautious child who provides Wallace with a much-needed straight man. Spud is head over heels in love with the daring and somewhat intimidating Amelia who is more likely to give someone a rock in the face than a kiss. Together they entertain the masses with their daily escapades. I think my favorite strip in here was the one where Wallace asks his mom why she’s taking him to the comic book store and she admits that she’s more than slightly addicted to comics after sampling some to make sure they’re kid appropriate. Wallace’s ideas for alternate modes of transportation are always good for laugh out loud moments as well. And you know if Sterling shows up, it’ll be disturbingly hilarious. There are definite moments when this reminded me of the antics found in Calvin & Hobbes comics. If you like those, you might want to give Wallace the Brave a try. It should appeal to a broad range of readers from 8 to 88.Notes on content: No language issues (the few instances where a character is supposedly swearing are replaced with nonsense symbols). No sexual content, but there is one strip with a bare butt shown and nudist colony is part of the punch line (two others mention but don’t show states of undress). Several incidences of cartoon wounds (i.e., ball or rock to head), but they’re cartoon characters so they’re totally fine.I received an ARC of this title from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Abraham
    2018-10-25 00:46

    When the HuffPo blurb says this collection offers a "little taste of classic comics" I figure they must be thinking of Calvin and Hobbes. The rambunctious little boy, the dad who tells whoppers, no cell phones or computers. But this collection just feels tacked on, like a copy -- and a bad one at that. Like a friend from high school who now acts just strangely enough for you to suspect they are actually an android. "Abe? Oh my God! How are you? It's been ages. It's me, Jessica!" Yeah, right! Get away from me, you evil android clone!