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Wallace the Brave

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  228 ratings  ·  75 reviews
"Walace the Brave is a little taste of classic comics from the past." 
The Huffington Post

Welcome to Snug Harbor! Will Henry's Wallace the Brave is a whimsical comic strip that centers around a bold and curious little boy named Wallace, his best friend Spud and the new girl in town, Amelia. Wallace lives in the quaint and funky town of Snug Harbor with his fisherman father
Paperback, 176 pages
Published October 17th 2017 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
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[Shai] Bibliophage
Wallace the Brave is one fun-filled graphic novel that will undoubtedly make anyone laugh. All the characters are funny and readers can relate to one or two characters; I can see myself on both Wallace and Amelia, and Spud and Sterling are the funniest for me. If you are bored or under the blue, this one is a great companion to ease your boredom or sadness.

Oct 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Wallace the Brave takes us through a year in the life of Wallace, his family and friends from one summer school holiday to the next. Wallace lives with his mother, father and little brother in Snug Harbour. He attends school at Moonstone Elementary where his teacher is Mrs MacIntosh.

Wallace loves playing pinball and enjoys reading comics, his mother has recently discovered her very own comic addiction, his father is a fisherman and is fairly laid back, and his little brother Sterling is a weirdo
Aug 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviews
Wallace the Brave is like a present day Charlie Brown (Peanuts), an entertaining read. Thank you NetGalley (Read-Now) and Andrews McMeel Publishing.
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
This graphic made me laugh out loud when I wasn't expecting to.
Anna Kander
Dec 14, 2017 added it
Shelves: humor, comics
Wallace the Brave has gentle humor and fun illustrations. Wallace, his best friend, Spud, and the new girl, Amelia, are grade-schoolers in a harbor town; seagulls are recurring characters. Wallace's dad is a fisherman, and his mom loves comics--which she (of course) passes on to Wallace. The drawing style, in full color, reminded me of Cul-de-Sac by Richard Thompson--Wallace and Alice freak out the same way. :-) Cartoons can feel vintage (and I love that about them) yet the book keeps up with th ...more
Clare Lund
Aug 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Entertaining graphic novel that reminded me of the comic strips I read in the Sunday paper growing up. Funny on several different levels. Ages 7 and up.
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
This was a super cute collection of comic strips about a young boy named Wallace, his friends, and family. Definitely for fans of Calvin and Hobbes.
Kailey (BooksforMKs)
Oh my goodness, I adore this comic!! So much cuteness and hilarity!
Wallace and his best friend, Spud, meet the new girl at school, Amelia, and are very impressed with her courage and baseball-throwing style. Each page has its own funny little punchline as we follow Wallace's strange interactions with friends and family at school, at home, on the ocean, on the field, through the summer and winter and all the in-between times.

Wallace's fisherman father, his creative mother, and weird baby brother
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ah, welcome back, Golden Age of the Comic Strip. Wallace the Brave was just a plain good fun whimsical read. Will Henry's art is bold and colorful, feature large eye-catching panels. This reminded me of a cross between Calvin and Hobbs and Peanuts, with its own twist going on.

Wallace the Brave was a quick read, and contains all the stuff of childhood adventure. Wallace and his friends energetically interact with the adults in their world and go about surviving childhood. Because this is a comic,
Aug 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley, childrens
Wallace the Brave is a great fun comic strip that revolves around Wallace, as the title would suggest, and his friends and his school bus. The book is made of lots of short and sweet comic strip stories that mostly humorous and light-hearted. Thanks to the comic strip basis of this book, it'll likely be a good book for slightly less keen readers to get stuck into - pictures are always a help! Additionally, you can read as much or as little as you want before putting the book down as each strip ...more
Sep 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
My review for this book can also be found on my blog by clicking here.

Wallace the Brave is such an adorable little book! I think its target audience is around 8-12 (I am positive my 9- and 11-year old brothers will find it hilarious), but I’m a teenager and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I’m sure some older teens and adults would find it too juvenile, but I found it very entertaining, so I think it just depends on your reading preferences. It’s definitely a very light, funny read—there isn’t a whole l
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017, arc
Warning: Do not read this book in a quiet place. It is truly laugh out loud funny. I've read Wallace online for quite some time and it's great to see this collection that takes us through a year in Wallace's life. I love the RI setting and the fun parents. And Sterling's eyebrow. Too fun!

This review is based on an ARC provided to me by the publisher.
Dayline Jusino-Velez
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A cute and fun read
*thank you to NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

4 stars.

This was hilarious! I requested this book thinking it looked like a good one based on the cover and the description, but once I started I couldn't stop, it was addictive and so funny! It was better than I thought. Not saying the cover doesnt do it justice at all, I like the cover. The kids are....wellllll, I will use the word 'cheeky' They are excatly like some kids I grew up with (wont mention names *coughs
Paul Franco
Sep 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
A comic strip about a kid who likes school but doesn’t want summer to end. He’s got a strange little brother, an even stranger best friend, and I’m not sure how to describe the redheaded girl, other than she’s mostly mean. His parents are surprisingly cool, especially for a tiny place like Snug Harbor. Dad in particular is surprisingly snarky.
To the highlights!
That was a mean trick by the teacher.
Didn’t take long for that big nose to get him into trouble, and even a redhead should know the expre
Ben Thomas
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Got the chance to read this, and absolutely loved it. The illustrastions and coloring are phenomenal. It goes perfectly with the kid theme. A very carefree and fresh feeling to go along with the content. Wallace is always up to hijinx. I found myself laughing at the dialogue for what it is, but also it brought me back to my own childhood, as alot of what this crew goes through, happened to all of us. A very nostalgic comic with a beautiful backdrop.

Very highly recommend!!
Aug 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
When I started reading Wallace the Brave, I thought it was going to be a different take on Calvin and Hobbs. I figured there would be a little kid getting into trouble, while everyone around him is more mature and tries to bring him back to the real world. I was wrong. These comics stand on their own, and are enjoyable for readers of any age.

The illustrations bring you back to a simpler time. They are not as clear cut as older comics. Sometimes characters will randomly have a unibrow, which oddl
I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

I never heard of Wallace the Brave, but I was curious when I spotted this book over on Netgalley. The blurb and the cover did shout: “Read this book!” So I obliged, though I wish I hadn’t.

There were good moments, oh yes, there were. But sadly, it was also terribly boring, and it tried just a bit too hard to be funny, and failing at that. I got to page 40 and then I was already already looking at the page count and dreading the f
Everyone wants to be the next Calvin and Hobbes. This collection of what appears to be a daily strip in the newspaper, tries, and it is ok. It is not Calvin and Hobbes, what is, what can be, but it is a bit like Big Nate and so many of those daily children focused strips. It is not Peanuts either, though it hardens back to the earlier days of the strip.

Wallace the Brave is funny at times, boring at times, and perplexing at others. They live in a non-descript time in the 20th or 21st Century, in
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Heard of this book from a student. I don't read many comic strips these days and figured this would be another Calvin or Peanuts wannabe but I was pleasantly surprised. Wallace is a unique character, not a bratty, school hating problem child but a fun, optimistic and adventurous kid. Strong characters, good messages and beautiful illustrations. My favorite characters are the parents, bless them. Thank you NetGalley for the read
Jaime Hendricks
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Received this book from a friend who had an advance copy. Wow! I had never heard of Wallace, which is strange because I'm a comics nut. This is how I remember comic strips growing up. Adventure, humor, imagination and stunning artwork. If you like Cul de Sac, Calvin and Hobbes, Big Nate, certainly give this book a read.
Ms. Yingling
Aug 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Wallace is sort of a combination between Big Nate and Calvin and Hobbes, with its slice-of-life descriptions and quirky characters. I can see this being popular with readers who like collections of comic strips. I know that there was a time when I loved books of Garfield comics because the local paper didn't carry them.
Amy-Jo Conant
Oct 18, 2018 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this fun graphic novel/comic anthology. Readers should know that almost each page is a new short comic. Think
Calvin and Hobbes.

There is a little something for readers of many ages.

The humor is fresh and witty. I laughed out loud on many of the pages.
Mary Lee
Aug 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, humor, graphic-novel
So funny. Sometimes snort-worthy, other time laugh out loud, still others -- chuckle-inducing.
Midge Lucas
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My new favorite comic strip. I enjoyed to reading the first strips again, just as funny and beautiful as I remember
Mahoshy Carter
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I didn't think this book was going to be so funny and cute ❤
It had Peanut's and boy meets world's vibe
In a good way ..
Nov 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wallace the Brave by Will Henry, is a book filled with comics about a boy, his friends and his family. They live by the sea, where the father is a fisherman, and their house is built on stilts. Wallace is in his early years of school, and like many his age, he doesn’t necessarily find his school demands endearing.
The artwork and pictorial representations of the characters were excellent. I found the plot and themes of the comics charming and funny. This is the first time I’ve seen this comic and
J.L. Slipak
Mar 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“Walace the Brave is a little taste of classic comics from the past.”
—The Huffington Post

Welcome to Snug Harbor! Will Henry’s Wallace the Brave is a whimsical comic strip that centers around a bold and curious little boy named Wallace, his best friend Spud and the new girl in town, Amelia. Wallace lives in the quaint and funky town of Snug Harbor with his fisherman father, plant loving mother and feral little brother, Sterling.

Out October, 2017


I received this book in exchange for my
Snug Harbor is the home for Wallace and this family. His father fished for a living, sometimes dreaming of past glory, while his mother tends the family garden and looks after his little brother, Sterling, who seems to be a bit of an odd duck, given to munching on bugs while in the great outdoors. Wallace is such a typical boy, longing for adventure, excited by water balloons, interested in various sports, and living for the summer so he has a break from school, partly just so he can go barefoot ...more
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