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Petro and The Flea King

Category: All-Ages Graphic Novel, Fantasy Folktale
Publisher: Rabblebox

By Ken Lamug

From an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator comes a wordless graphic novel full of whimsy, tradition, and fun for all ages. Petro the lazy boy, goes on an out-of-this-world adventure as he tries to save a small town from the torments of the Flea King and his minions.

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“Lamug’s black-and-white artwork is accessible, expressive, and full of wit, and the visual storytelling promises new discoveries to be made upon subsequent readings.”

– Publishers Weekly

Creative and Imaginative

– Reader’s Favorite

“Lamug pulls it off brilliantly”

– Manhattan Book Review


Petro and the Flea King seems like a simple story at first, but when you give this children’s book your full attention, you realize how ambitious the narrative truly is. Petro and the Flea King is a fable with classic roots and modern touches that will feel timeless whenever it’s pulled off the shelf.

– City Book Review


It is a unique reading experience because every time you look at the pictures, you’re probably going to notice some other new twist that you didn’t see earlier. Before I read this book, I knew nothing about the Philippines and its folklore, so it also is a terrific way for anyone to learn something new!

– Lit Pick


Petro Related News:

Selected for the 2020 National Book Festival

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Learn how to draw Petro with Ken Lamug