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Korgi, Book 1: Sprouting Wings

(Korgi #1)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  1,336 ratings  ·  188 reviews
Korgi is a gorgeously illustrated woodland fantasy about a young girl. Ivy, her Korgi cub, Sprout, and their amazing adventures in Korgi Hollow.

In this first volume in the series, Ivy and Sprout discover some interesting things about themselves as they stray from their village and face danger for the first time. Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, Jeff
Paperback, 88 pages
Published May 15th 2007 by Top Shelf Productions
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Seth T.
Jun 28, 2007 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
As Christian Slade's book is entirely without words (save for the introductory page), it's a pretty quick read. But it's the kind that fills you with bubbles of joy. It may actually be the cutest thing I've ever read. Korgi, vol. 1 follows a single misadventure of Ivy and her little friend Sprout (one of the titular Korgis, a race of "fox-like" creatures). The characters have a sense of life and joy about them but the real pleasure is the Korgis themselves. The two-page spread featuring the ...more
Zachary Rawlins
Oct 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I picked this up because, I confess, I own a corgi myself, and I thought my wife would think it was cute. Then I read it - silent, epic, beautiful - as good an all ages read as I've encountered since Bone. Before I even left the store, I had to have all three volumes. I'd recommend it to anyone with a soft spot for the kind of stories that enchanted them when they were a child, presented in such a way as to satisfy even the most mature reader.

Also, hope the monster gets his eyeball back
Oct 01, 2017 rated it liked it
A simple, well duh.. (it's for children) fantasy story about a girl and her dog.

No story, well.. there is but yknowwhatImsayin'.. about a girl going on adventures with her dog and getting to trouble.

Why I picked this up? The artwork. I loved it. The art is beautiful in this one! I would recommend this for artists for sure!
Megan (ReadingRover)
The art is super cute in this graphic novel but there could have been more to the story. There just wasn't much of a plot (which had nothing to do with it being wordless). I thought I would have enjoyed it a lot more based on the description and cover. But super cute pups so yay!
Murat G.
Cuteness overload!

How can someone doesnt love Ivy and Sprout at all?

Yep, maybe story is not that gripping..

So, Just think it as a "feel good cortoon" and enjoy the unique art drawing :)

Jayaprakash Satyamurthy
Jul 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oh no! This is just too cute!! The style is very classic, reminding me of old fashioned children's book illustrations with its skilled draughtsmanship and lively line. We are introduced to delightful woodland village where Mollies - pixie-like creatures - and their Korgis lead an idyllic life amongst various magical denizens. It isn't all frolics in the meadows and Ivy and her Korgi, Sprout, face some very scary perils before winning through. Absolutely charming and not just cutesy. But it is ...more
Tahlia Riley
Oct 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
I can't believe that someone thought to create this, but I'm so happy it exists. Korgi is so whimsical and cute. The art style is really unique in this somehow sparse yet intricate way. And the story is told entirely through the drawings!

(I'm clearly on some weird kick of graphic novels based on dogs)
This is a rather charming story told soley in pictures. While technically a children's book, it can be adored by anyone who loves dogs. It is a good blend of story and fantasy. I love Ivy and Sprout. Really good.
Kelly Lynn Thomas
I'm just going to say it, this is the cutest comic I have ever encountered, and I don't think anything will top it.

Filled with myth and magic, KORGI is a story about a girl and her dog told entirely without words. With the exception of a brief into, the story of Ivy and Sprout is shown through gorgeous black and white drawings. It's a simple story--girl leaves town and finds adventure, but that doesn't mean it's boring. Charming and lush, this is a tale that children and adults will enjoy in
Apr 17, 2019 rated it liked it
A day in the life of a young girl and her korgi, in the forest village where they make their home.

Wordless, with black and white art that reminds me of an Alice in Wonderland woodcut. It seems like a generic fantasy forest world until you come across the giant friendly alligator (unexplained), or the flying saucer that crashlanded into the hills (also unexplained), and then there are the korgis, who look like corgis, assist the villagers with their work, and are also magic.

This is cute, but
May 14, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Gr. 2-8 (?)
Shelves: graphic-novels
Summary (CIP): This combination of adventure and fantasy is a gorgeously illustrated woodland fantasy about a young girl named Ivy, her corgi dog Sprout and their amazing adventures in Korgi Hollow.

REVIEW: The wordless format and the very lush and expressive pen and ink drawings make this new graphic novel series very accessible to all levels of readers, including limited English proficiency (LEP) readers. The volume felt a little over cute to me, but I can see how this woodland fantasy fills a
Dec 21, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya, graphicnovel
I'm definitely a dog person, but Corgis are a breed I've never particularly liked (might have something to do with my Girl Scout leader's bitey series of pups). So maybe I shouldn't have bothered.

This is wordless, and gorgeously illustrated (some of it looks like the most intricate ballpoint pen doodle you've ever seen), and follows the adventures of the girl on the cover and her friend, a seemingly anthropomorphized title creature. The dogs live in trees (although the way their treehouses are
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Did you know Corgi's are magical?

Me neither, but apparently they are and they live with a people called Mollies (which apparently are fairies)!

It is entirely a picture book. No words, just pictures to tell the story. I loved it.

My favorite part was when the little corgi shot fire from his little adorable mouth. I will say, though, they left those bad guys on fire. Like, I know they were in mortal danger; however, it is a little concerning that the monsters were just burning to death and
Jan 07, 2017 rated it liked it
This comic presents a wordless fantasy story in which little dogs are magical creatures. The black-and-white art is done is a very nice sketchy style. However, there are some panels that seem more decorative than narrative in purpose. Also, the plot is a pretty standard fantasy plot. It might be a nice way to introduce children to fantasy, though.
Kaethe Douglas
Like Owly, this is a wordless graphic novel. It isn't visually similar at all; the drawing here is richly detailed, rather than simplified and cartoonish. If you weren't already a fan of corgis, a glimpse through a magical village full of them will make you one.
David Schaafsma
"Pile of cute," Seth Hahne says. Indeed. But he was more charmed by it than I was... not that engaged, nor were my 6. 7 and 8 year old kids.
Jul 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
I dont consider myself a dog person (or any other animal person), yet I always thought corgis were adorable and I am almost always beguiled by a fantasy story. As I took a moment to glance through Korgi before shelving it, I began to realize this story was a fun mixture of cute corgis and suspenseful magical adventure. It is wordless, so it does not take long to read and the plot is simple to follow. Neither of these elements makes it less enjoyable to read. This book is sometimes described as a ...more
Katie Louisell
Apr 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Though this is a children's graphic novel, I think any age group would love this book. The art style is gorgeous and the plot-as basic as it is- makes it a fun, quick read. In actuality, I would rather call this a picture book than a graphic novel, as there are literally no words in the story except for the first page. I really liked this idea, as it allowed me to enjoy the art without interruptions from narration. However, there were a lot of things I found confusing due to this as well-there ...more
Round Lake Area Public Library
Korgi is a gorgeously illustrated woodland fantasy about a young girl. Ivy, her Korgi cub, Sprout, and their amazing adventures in Korgi Hollow. In this first volume in the series, Ivy and Sprout discover some interesting things about themselves as they stray from their village and face danger for the first time.

Illustrator and author Christian Slade has a soft spot for corgis and you can tell in this loving and adventurous graphic novel about them. Discover the place of Korgi Hollow and allow
Allison Macaluso
1. Ivy and Sprout face their first adventure together. Ivy is a fairy and her faithful Korgi pup sprout is always by her side. They face challenges together and fight against monsters and beasts all along, Ivy is sprouting her wings to become a Fairy.

2. Although there are no words on the page, you can stay on on a page for hours. Thinking about the illustrations and meaning behind it all allows the reader to make their own connections and predictions about the story. The exciting adventures of
mary dewley
Mar 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Super cute...think lawn gnomes in an Ewok village but with corgis. I enjoyed the illustrations which captured the emotions and actions of the characters without having any dialogue. It was relatively easy to follow, though there were a few of the ink drawings that were almost painful to look at because there is no color and they were just filled to the brim with scratchy lines that went every which way. Still, I enjoyed it, but I think that the series might become tedious after a while, since it ...more
RLL22018 Danielle Razo
Apr 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: wordless-graphic
What caught my eye about this book was that it wasn't as depressing as all the other graphic novels I read. This book is colorful, whimsical, and has corgis-- what more do you want from a book? I thought it was a nice touch to have a female protagonist going through this adventurous journey. I would introduce this book to younger audiences because it is a fun read. However, I would also have this available in a high school classroom. High schoolers are never too old to enjoy a good book, ...more
Dec 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Stumbled across this book by accident and had to look into it. After all... who can pass up a cute Corgi... or I should say in this case a Korgi. There are no words in this book, except in the little introduction and the explanation of what the different creatures are in the back.
It was a quick read, but also very action packed if you take in the pictures and really watch what is happening.
I'm impressed by the fact that a book without any words could pull me in and make me wonder what is going
Mar 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love pitching this series to others for the art and the wordless storytelling. Sometimes I get kids at work (the library) who arent confident in their reading skills but still want a story to enjoy. This series gives them an opportunity to develop reading comprehension and have fun in the process. Im a huge fan of corgis, too! ...more
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
Cute wordless comic with a mini adventure in it and an ending that hints at a continued story. Not much of a story on its own, but the drawings are quite pretty and it could be a great story to read together and talk about what you think is happening.
Jul 22, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: graphic-novel, 2019
This is a book of illustrations, which was cool. I liked the pretty fairies in it. Thats about it, wasnt really for me. I got this book for my little brother, and since it was so short, I decided to read it too. ...more
Sam Julian
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
Really cute illustrations, but the pacing was pretty amateur. It's a kids book, so that's ok I guess. It's definitely a cute world design, but the lack of words makes it difficult to really add much depth.
I don't think I'd pay $5 for the next issue.
Oct 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Super simple "picture book" but I'm afraid I need more story to keep me satisfied. I should have picked up the sequels when I was at the library. Cute though and interesting enough to make me want to read more.
Sep 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
A nearly wordless graphic novel (the first page has a bit of world and character set up) with a great story and super cute korgis. Beautiful art. I "read" it several times, noticing different little things each time.
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
This book is a bit unusual even for a children's graphic novel in that the only text is the preface. The rest of the book is told entirely in drawings, making it a quick yet charming first volume. The illustrations are adorable and corgi lovers should definitely pick this one up.
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