Saturday, October 24, 2015

This Librarian's Quick Picks: Fable Comics

Fable Comics edited by Chris Duffy book coverFable Comics
Edited by Chris Duffy
First Second (Sep. 22, 2015)
Graphic Novel


From classics like "The Tortoise and the Hare" and "The Grasshopper and the Ants" to obscure gems like "The Frogs Who Desired a King," Fable Comics has something to offer every reader. Twenty-eight fables from different cultures and traditions are wonderfully adapted and illustrated in comics format by twenty-six different cartoonists.

Why You'll Love It:
  •  These fables are so sharply drawn and snappily dialogued that returning to their original texts might be a bit of a letdown! 
  • Kids will love flipping through the pages and recognizing the trademark styles of their favorite graphic novelists and illustrators. 
  • Although most of the fables are of the Aesop variety, a few are pulled from other countries such as Russia and India.
Who Should Read It:

Great for grades 3 and up...and here's an awesome lesson plan from the publisher!

What Else You Should Read:

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