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Antony Johnston

Biography

Antony Johnston

Antony Johnston is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of comics, graphic novels, video games and books, with titles including WASTELAND, DAREDEVIL, DEAD SPACE, JULIUS, and FRIGHTENING CURVES. He has also adapted books by bestselling novelist Anthony Horowitz, collaborated with comics legend Alan Moore, and reinvented Marvel's flagship character Wolverine for manga. His titles have been translated throughout the world and optioned for film. He lives and works in England.

Antony Johnston

Books by Antony Johnston

by Antony Johnston and Mari de Rhoads - Adventure, Contemporary Fiction, Social Issues, World History, Young Adult 13+

Twelve-year-old Manuel leaves his small town in Mexico to join his older brother in Los Angeles. To cross the US border, he must become a “beast rider” --- someone who hops on a train. The first time he tries, he is stopped by the Mexican police. When he tries again, he is attacked by a Mexican gang. Just when Manuel is ready to turn back, he finds new hope. Villagers clothe and feed him, help him find work and eventually boost him back onto the train. When he finally arrives in LA and is reunited with his brother, he is elated. But the longer he’s there, the more he realizes that something isn’t right.