Mother Earth

When climate change reaches a catastrophic stage, Gaia and her unlikely friend, Toks, an alien-machine hybrid, set out to save the world. With the help of Toks, Gaia accidentally created an enchanted brush to revive life from its basic DNA. Unfortunately, an undercover U.S. political force is determined to exploit the last remaining oil fields in Antarctica and ignores the environmental degradation. Therefore, Gaia is a target that needs to be eliminated. Amidst all of the conspiracy, a super villain is born. Even though Gaia encounters set back after set back, creatures of all kinds were revived from stones and deep sea, helping her through many difficult situations. What would Gaia and Toks do to fight back against the threat to our beautiful "Mother Earth"? "This graphic novel mixes science fiction and fantasy with action and adventure in a classic superhero, good versus evil story. Young adult readers will enjoy the non stop action. The author uses imaginative characters to add interest to the plot. Highly Recommended." ***½ /4 Review by Ann Ketcheson, a retired high school teacher librarian and teacher of English and French, lives in Ottawa, ON.