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The Lost Scrolls is a series of canonical books written and illustrated by various authors. The information contained in the books (aside from the introductions) was collected by each book's respective authors and from Avatar: The Last Airbender screenplays.[1]

The Scrolls

Cover About Information
Water Scroll

The Lost Scrolls: Water

This scroll contains all the sacred information about the Water Tribe. Katara recounts her discovery of the Avatar in the iceberg, Sokka remembers his childhood when he encounters an old friend of his father, and Aang tells of his lessons with the waterbending master in the North.

Based on screenplays by Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko, Ian Wilcox, John O'Bryan, and Aaron Ehasz.[1]

Written by Michael Teitelbaum
Illustrated by Patrick Spaziante
September 19, 2006
ISBN 1-4169-1878-7
Earth Scroll

The Lost Scrolls: Earth

This scroll contains all the sacred information about the Earth Kingdom. Katara tells how she inspired a group of earthbenders imprisoned on a Fire Nation ship to take a stand, Sokka recounts the tale of the Great Divide, and Aang explains how he managed to outsmart the great earthbender, King Bumi.

Based on screenplays by Matt Hubbard and John O'Bryan.[1]

Written by Michael Teitelbaum
Illustrated by Shane L. Johnson
January 23, 2007
ISBN 1-4169-1877-9
Fire Scroll

The Lost Scrolls: Fire

This scroll contains all the sacred information about the Fire Nation. Katara describes how Aang outwits and defeats the dreaded Admiral Zhao and the Fire Navy, Aang tells how he came to accept his destiny, and Prince Zuko recalls the time he once captured — and lost — the Avatar.

Based on screenplays by Tim Hedrick, Aaron Ehasz, Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko, and John O'Bryan.[1]

Written by Tom Mason and Dan Danko
Illustrated by Patrick Spaziante
December 26, 2006
ISBN 1-4169-1880-9
Air Scroll

The Lost Scrolls: Air

This scroll contains all the knowledge gathered so far about the Air Nomads. Aang revisits his former monastery, while Katara learns the truth about Aang's mysterious past. Sokka reveals how he saved the Northern Air Temple from the Fire Nation.

Based on screenplays by Tim Hedrick, Aaron Ehasz, Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko, and John O'Bryan.[1]

Written by Tom Mason and Dan Danko
Illustrated by Shane L. Johnson
January 23, 2007
ISBN 1-4169-1879-5
The Lost Scrolls Collection

The Lost Scrolls Collection

In another age, power is balanced among four great nations: water, earth, fire, air. Leaders of each nation are able to manipulate — bend — their native element. Only one bender, the Avatar, whose spirit is reincarnated through the years, can master all four elements — and is the one who can maintain the world order. When the Avatar disappeared a hundred years ago, the Fire Nation attacked. All hope was lost ... until the arrival of Aang, a twelve-year-old airbender, who reveals himself as the new Avatar. And he must now save the world from being dominated by the Fire Nation.

Authors and illustrators: Various
June 2009
ISBN 1-4169-7822-4

Errors

The Lost Scrolls: Water

  • On page twenty-two of The Lost Scrolls Collection, a sentence reads, "All he ever wanted was to do was protect us," with an excess "was".
  • Page seventy of The Lost Scrolls Collection, the epilogue of Water, has a sentence that reads, "Prince Zuko of the Fire Nation is considered an outcast by his father, the Fire lord," rendering the "Lord" in "Fire Lord" a common noun, which it is not.
    • This capitalization error is repeated throughout The Lost Scrolls in general: pages 132, 146, 147, 149, 177, 192, and 194 of The Lost Scrolls Collection make the mistake. Furthermore, page 194 says both "Fire Lord" and "Fire lord", correctly and incorrectly.

The Lost Scrolls: Earth

  • Page eighty-nine of The Lost Scrolls Collection reads, "The Kingdom's capital, Ba Sing Se, is led by the Earth king and is the largest of all Earth Kingdom cities." There are two errors in this sentence: The sentence makes the single word "kingdom" a proper noun; however, without specification in concern to which kingdom it refers, the word is a common noun. Further, it renders the "King" in "Earth King" a common noun, which it is not, in a similar fashion to the capitalization of "Fire Lord" in The Lost Scrolls: Water.
  • On the same page as above, the book makes mention of "the village of Kyoshi", referencing Kyoshi Island; "village" should be capitalized as it refers to a specific village (e.g. "The City of Philadelphia" traditionally has "City" capitalized as it refers to the city specifically).
  • Page ninety-one of The Lost Scrolls Collection says that creeping slime is "an algaelike mass", making "algae-like" one word instead of hyphenating it.
  • The Lost Scrolls page 113 reads, "Avatar Kyoshi [...] taught the fighting and defensive techniques now used by the Kyoshi warriors", without capitalizing "warriors".

The Lost Scrolls: Fire

  • On page 134 of The Lost Scrolls Collection the "Based on screenplays by" notice spells "Bryan Konietzko" as "Brian Konietzko", with an "I" in place of a "Y".
    • Ironically, the very next credit on the screenplay notice is "John O'Bryan", spelled correctly with a "Y".
    • This same mistake and its irony is repeated on the credit page of The Lost Scrolls: Air.
  • Page 177 of The Lost Scrolls Collection spells "air temple" as "Air temple", with a capital "A". This same capitalization error occurs on the next page, regarding the phrase "Fire temple".
  • On page 193 of The Lost Scrolls Collection a sentence reads, "Before he retired, [Iroh's] army led a siege on Ba Sing Se, the great Earth Kingdom capital for six hundred days." In this sentence, the second clause should have the words "the great Earth Kingdom capital" enclosed by commas as an appositive phrase.

The Lost Scrolls: Air

  • Page 251 of The Lost Scrolls Collection states the mechanist has a thin red scar around his eye. In the show, however, this "scar" was actually the edging of his monocle.
  • On page 255 of The Lost Scrolls Collection, "war balloon" is spelled "Warballoon".

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Prologue of respective book.

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