A little hero faces big challenges in the first book of this totally unique fantasy-adventure series.

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.

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Heroic Urch on a steed

The first book in the series is available at Scholastic, Amazon and all good book shops. 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.