I generally try to read books before I see the movies they are based on, and while this doesn’t always extend to graphic novels (I’m looking at you, Avengers and X-Men) I did with this one. And the book was definitely better.
Art and science have never blended together so well. Not only is this a fascinating glimpse at Marie and Pierre Curie’s life, the juxtaposition of text and illustration make this book a truly unique reading experience.
This past year, I’ve really been getting into graphic novels. It’s something I never read before I worked in the library, but the more I explore the category the more I enjoy it. I’m not super-into middle grade fiction, but I’ve really enjoyed a few GNs for this age range and hope to discover more. I… Continue reading Book Review: Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves, and Other Female Villians
A Flight of Angels by Holly Black, Bill WIllingham, Alisa Kwitney, Louise Hawkes, and ToddMitchell Published: November 8th 2011 by Vertigo Source: local library Synopsis (Goodreads): The diverse mythology of angels is explored in this lushly painted graphic novel from high-profile fantasy authors including Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles) and Bill Willingham (FABLES). Deep in the woods… Continue reading My Kind of Graphic Novel: A Flight of Angels by Rebecca Guay, Holly Black, et al
Drama by Raina Telgemeier Published: Published September 1st 2012 by Scholastic/GRAPHIX Source: local library Synopsis: PLACES, EVERYONE! Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school’s production of Moon Over Mississippi, she can’t really sing. Instead she’s the set designer for the drama department stage crew, and this year she’s determined to create… Continue reading Lights, Camera, Action!: Drama by Raina Telgemeier