Bad Island

by Doug TenNapel

August 2011

Ages 10 – 14 . Grades 5 – 9

Library of Congress: 2011276008

Lexile measure: GN340L

DRA: 60

Guided Reading: W



When Reese is forced to go on a boating trip with his family, the last thing he expects is to be shipwrecked on an island-especially one teeming with weird plants and animals. But what starts out as simply a bad vacation turns into a terrible one, as the castaways must find a way to escape while dodging the island's dangerous inhabitants. With few resources and a mysterious entity on the hunt, each secret unlocked could save them . . . or spell their doom. One thing Reese knows for sure: This is one Bad Island.
Doug TenNapel

Doug TenNapel was raised in the town of Denair, California. In 1994, he created the popular Earthworm Jim. Doug's graphic novel GHOSTOPOLIS was a 2011 ALA Top Ten Great Graphic Novel for Teens, and his follow-up, BAD ISLAND, was a 2012 ALA Great Graphic Novels for Teens as well as one of School Library Journal's Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2011. Doug lives in Franklin, Tennessee.


  • Praise for GHOSTOPOLIS:

    “TenNapel's colorful illustrations are filled with energy and life.”–School Library Journal, starred

    “TenNapel is a terrific cartoonist and in fine form here.”–Booklist

    “TenNapel is an accomplished creator of graphic novels for kids, and this is sure to appeal to all those who love his most famous character, Earthworm Jim.”–Publishers Weekly


Paperback / softback

Softcover Smyth Paperback

ISBN: 9780545314800

224pp. | 6 x 9