Evil Thing: A Villains Graphic Novel
Evil Thing: A Villains Graphic Novel
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Series: Villains: Graphic Novel Vol. 1   
Annotation: "This graphic novel adaptation of Serena Valentino's Villains series follows the rise and fall of the deranged and glamorous fan favorite, Cruella De Vil. If it doesn't scare you, no evil thing will.."-- cProvided by publisher.
Catalog Number: #305175
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
Special Formats: Graphic Novel Graphic Novel
Publisher: Hyperion
Copyright Date: 2021
Edition Date: 2021
Illustrator: Jovellanos, Arielle,, Sung, Janet,
Pages: 119 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-368-06816-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-368-06816-1
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2020052123
Dimensions: 24 cm.
Language: English
Kirkus Reviews
A chronicle of Cruella De Vil’s descent into Dalmatian destruction.The only child of Lord and Lady De Vil, Cruella was enamored by high society life from a young age. She idolized her cold, demanding mother and loved her caring father, despite his giving her less extravagant gifts. Both parents wanted her to distinguish herself, though they intended very different meanings by that word. While young Cruella believed that servants and others from less privileged backgrounds should know their places, Anita, her less socially lofty best friend, was an exception. But as she grew up and married, she had to face the question of what it really meant to possess wealth, beauty, and happiness. Framed as a memoir, this story vividly expresses Cruella’s personality. Valentino does a solid job of establishing the cast of characters, and fans of the animated film will enjoy connecting the threads. While there are moments of softness that evoke readers’ empathy, Cruella unapologetically wields her power to behave cruelly. She is ultimately fueled by her desperation for maternal validation, jealousy, delirium, and a perhaps-cursed pair of earrings. Jovellanos’ art deftly captures a range of emotions, specifically in showing how Cruella’s face is transformed in response to her whims. Using a color palette of muted reds, blacks, grays, and whites, the illustrations express a fitting tone for a Cruella tell-all. Characters read as White.Entertaining for fans of villain backstories and Disney classics alike. (Graphic fiction. 12-16)
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Reading Level: 4.0
Interest Level: 7-12

Sure, you know the story of those wretched Dalmatians. But dont I deserve a chance to tell my own side of the story? It is fabulous, after all.

You may think you know the tale: a happy young couple, one hundred and one Dalmatians, and the woman determined to turn them into a perfectly spotted fur coat.

But who is that monster, that scene-stealer, that evil thing? Who is the woman behind it all? Before the car crash, before the dognapping, before furs became her only true love, there was another story. This is the story of Cruella De Vilin her own words.

Even the cruelest villains have best friends, true loves, and daring dreams. After all, nothing is as simple as black and white.

In this first graphic novel adaptation of the New York Times best-selling Villains series, Arielle Jovellanos brings Serena Valentinos darkly captivating world to life with beautiful and haunting illustrations in a stunning new visual format.

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