Science Fiction & Fantasy: Frankenstein/the War of the Worlds/20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Science Fiction & Fantasy: Frankenstein/the War of the Worlds/20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
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Annotation: Graphic novel adaptations of Frankenstein, War of the Worlds, and 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.
Catalog Number: #4560905
Format: Paperback
No other formats available
Special Formats: Graphic Novel Graphic Novel
Copyright Date: 2007
Edition Date: 2007
Illustrator: Colon, Ernie,
Pages: 56 p.
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-8368-7936-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-8368-7936-0
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2006053113
Dimensions: 27 cm.
Subject Heading:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Language: English
School Library Journal
REIT, Seymour , adapt. Great Heroes . illus. by Ernie Colón. ISBN 978-0-8368-7925-4 . REIT, Seymour . Science Fiction & Fantasy . illus. by Ernie Colón. ISBN 978-0-8368-7929-2 . ea vol: 56p. (Bank Street Graphic Novels Series). World Almanac Library . 2007. PLB $29.27. LC number unavailable. Gr 4 Up Classic works of fiction, such as A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court and Don Quixote , have been condensed into 16-page comics. These versions, while not using much of the original language, cover the major plot points and retain the spirit of the original works. "Frankenstein" is still bleak, "War of the Worlds" is still terrifying, and Twain's sardonic humor comes through in "Connecticut Yankee." The skillful artwork adds to the appeal. The tales in Historical Adventures are drawn in a realistic, detailed style that is fluid and expressive, while "Don Quixote," in Great Heroes , is drawn in a lively cartoon style in vibrant colors. The art for "Frankenstein" is shrouded in mournful, foreboding browns and grays, and the extraordinary painted illustrations in "20,000 Leagues under the Sea" are startlingly lifelike. The layouts are simple but dynamic: square and rectangular panels occasionally break to allow larger, more dramatic images, and word balloons spill over into other panels. Everything is ordered and easy to follow, though, and these engrossing stories may encourage some readers to find the originals. Be aware of a typo in the biography of Arthur Conan Doyle in Great Heroes that states that he was born in 1959, instead of 1859. Lisa Goldstein, Brooklyn Public Library, NY
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School Library Journal
Word Count: 5,980
Reading Level: 3.7
Interest Level: 4-7
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 3.7 / points: 1.0 / quiz: 112958 / grade: Middle Grades

These timeless tales presented in a thrilling, graphic novel-style format will get even the most reluctant readers excited about reading. Bank Street, a trusted name among educators, developed the series and is creating teacher's guides that will explain how to use the books with struggling readers, with ELLs, and with on-level readers as an introduction to literature that will encourage them to go on to read the originals.

The war of the worlds
20,000 leagues under the sea.

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