A little hero faces big challenges in this totally unique fantasy-adventure series by Doug TenNapel.

Book Two The Rise of Herk

A Hero Awakens!

Herk the Nnewt

In this exciting sequel to Escape from the Lizzarks, Herk is happy to have a new family and a new place to call home. But when the Lizzarks make an all-out assault on Amphibopolis using a giant monster, Herk must seek the help of the megasloth to save the city and his adopted family. Meanwhile, Sissy, Herk's sister, discovers the dark truth about their long-lost brother Zerk.

Book One Escape From The Lizzarks

Little Legs Big Heart

Herk the Nnewt

Herk, a lovable Nnewt, longs for stronger legs, something his mother and father wish they could give him. When his quaint village is attacked by the reptile Lizzarks, he's forced to flee his home and leave behind the only life he's ever known. Now, all alone and on the run, Herk navigates a dangerous world filled with strange creatures and mysterious wonders, where friends are few and an evil lord is in hot pursuit.

Get The Books

Heroic Urch on a steed

The Nnewts series is available at Scholastic and all good book shops.

Both books are also available at Amazon: Nnewts Book One & Nnewts Book Two.
To find out where else Nnewts is stocked, please see the Scholastic Graphix site.

Doug TenNapel

Doug TenNapel is the acclaimed author and illustrator of GHOSTOPOLIS, BAD ISLAND, CARDBOARD and TOMMYSAURUS REX, all published by Graphix. Among other honors, GHOSTOPOLIS was an ALA 2011 Top Ten Great Graphic Novel for Teens, a 2010 Kirkus Best Book of the Year, and a School Library Journal Top Ten Graphic Novel for 2011 and a 2012 ALA Great Graphic Novels for Teens selection. CARDBOARD was named to the list of School Library Journal Top Ten Graphic Novels of 2012.

Doug is also the creator of the hugely popular character Earthworm Jim. He lives is Franklin, Tennessee, with his wife and their four children.


Nnewts is coloured by Katherine Garner.