Walt Disney's Donald Duck: The Ghost Of The Grotto (The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library) (Paperback)
December 2011 Indie Next List
“In Carl Barks' Duckburg we see all the human frailties: Donald Duck's anger, Scrooge's ambition, the Beagle Boys' greed. Barks was a virtuoso artist and writer who combined breakneck action with detailed and subtle art. You will find a master at his peak in 'Lost in the Andes,' and your inner-child will thank you.”
— Eric Schultheis, Books Inc., Berkeley, CA
This world-famous Carl Barks/Donald Duck comics adventure has been repackaged to be more kid-friendly.
One of Donald Duck’s most famous adventures leads off our new line of affordable kid-sized Donald Duck books: just-right half-height books packed with fun, laughs, and adventure in every 96-page edition. Each story is complete with all the original story and art (no panels have been dropped or altered). In “Donald Duck and the Ghost of the Grotto,” Donald and his nephews try to harvest kelp at Skull-Eye Reef in the West Indies but are soon menaced by a ducknapping ghost in armor who is determined to carry out a centuries-old curse and a giant octopus who — well, what do you think giant octopuses do? Plus “Fireman Donald” and a second bonus story, all written and drawn by Disney Legend Carl Barks!
— Hillary Brown - Paste
If any work of popular entertainment of the 20th century could truly be called timeless, than Barks’ duck comics were. The highly imaginative and inventive, fact-packed, often humorous, rollicking-but-rarely-rowdy adventure stories have barely aged over the decades... Fantagraphics has done such an excellent job with The Carl Barks Library... [and this] is a pretty ideal companion format: Cheaper, more portable and more convenient, it offers an excellent introduction to some of the great stories of one of the greatest cartoonists.
— J. Caleb Mozzocco - School Library Journal