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Children's Fiction Fantasy

Skull Cat (Book One): Skull Cat and the Curious Castle

by (author) Norman Shurtliff

IDW Publishing
Initial publish date
Feb 2023
Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Animals
Recommended Age
9 to 12
Recommended Grade
4 to 7
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2023
    List Price

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It’s Scully the Cat’s first day as the new garden-keeper at a spooky castle… but when everyone goes missing, is he brave enough to become a hero? Draw your sword and let's find out!

Even though the castle is an eerie place, full of dark secrets, Scully is excited to start his new job and prove himself to be a great gardener. But wait a minute… what happened to all his co-workers? Were they devoured by bloodthirsty vampires? Spooked by a love-struck ghost? Pranked by a comic-reading goblin? Enchanted by a sleepy sorcerer? Will Scully have to become the hero and uncover the truth behind Le Dark Chateau? He never signed up for this!!

Middle-grade readers who love fantasy and spooky adventure will treasure Norman Shurtliff's debut graphic novel like a magical gem.

About the author

Contributor Notes

Norman Shurtliff grew up in Northern British Columbia, Canada where he spent his time exploring the forest around his family greenhouses and daydreaming while riding a lawnmower. He now draws comics in Idaho where he lives with his wife and their four children. Together they enjoy creating board games, telling stories and going on adventures along the canyon.

Editorial Reviews

"Friendly and thrilling at the same time." —KABOOOOM!

"A fantastic adventure that kids and adults can enjoy in equal measure." —Fiction Horizon