Ant Story

by Jay Hosler

On Sale: 03/26/2024

Ant Story

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Ant Story

by Jay Hosler

illustrated by Jay Hosler

On Sale: 03/26/2024


Junior Library Guild Selection

About the Book

Insect-extraordinaire Jay Hosler is back, this time exploring how we seek to understand ourselves and the world around us through the eyes of one of our world’s tiniest creatures: the ant.

Meet Rubi, a tiny ant with a big personality and an even bigger love for stories. Who knew the small world of her colony could be full of unexpected friendships, epic adventures, and death-defying escapes?

Follow Rubi on the journey of a lifetime as she uncovers the mystery and wonder of one of the world’s tiniest, mightiest insects.

Critical Praise

“Graphic novel fans, lovers of nonfiction, budding ecologists, and readers looking for their next great obsession will be buzzing around this title for years to come.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“A captivating look at ants that is also a story of learning to be a true friend; great for future entomologists, graphic novel readers, and those who love buddy narratives.” — School Library Journal

“Snappy dialogue [and] excellent pacing. Thoroughly engrossing.” — Horn Book Magazine

“Vibrant drawings and Hosler’s enthusiasm and knowledge of the natural world combine to form this cheerfully gross depiction of how ants feed and incubate larvae, preserve food, or become food sources themselves, with poop playing a pivotal role in many of Rubi’s activities.” — Publishers Weekly

“A truly lovely coming-of-age tale buzzing with bee facts, this is a honey pot for budding entomologists, naturalists, and scientists of all variety.” — Booklist

“Vivid colors and playful use of varying perspectives and panel sizes work well to convey both tension and exuberance. Readers who never gave much thought to what is going on under their feet will likely want to get down low and observe some ants at work, and if it makes them be a little more careful with insect lives and natural habitats, so much the better.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063294004
  • ISBN 10: 0063294001
  • Imprint: HarperAlley
  • On Sale: 03/26/2024
  • Pages: 160
  • List Price:31.00 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Animals
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Insects, Spiders, etc.
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / Environment

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