What Is a Graphic Novel?
What Is a Graphic Novel?

Series: Connect With Text   

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Annotation: Examines the elements of graphic novels and comics, including features, structure, and vocabulary, looking at why characters are important and if the pictures or the text should be the focus.
Genre: Visual arts
Catalog Number: #95427
Format: Library Binding
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Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Publisher: Heinemann Library
Copyright Date: 2015
Edition Date: 2015
Pages: 32 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-410-96827-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-410-96827-2
Dewey: 741.5
LCCN: 2014016440
Dimensions: 27 cm.
Language: English
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Branching out into new kinds of genres can be daunting, even for adults, and the titles in the Connect with Text series aim to ease readers' ways into new kinds of books. What Is a Graphic Novel? focuses on how visual storytelling is different from prose; defines a few categories of graphic novels, including, refreshingly, graphic nonfiction; outlines the process and tools graphic novel artists use when writing and illustrating; and provides tips for readers hoping to make their own graphic novels. This volume has plenty of eye-catching graphics, though for a book about a visual medium, the author makes relatively little use of the images to illustrate her points. Each volume in the series features short, informative chapters, which are broken up by colorful inset boxes, photos of artists or reproductions of work, and boldface key terms. Though not comprehensive, these breezy overviews are welcoming introductions to new ways to read, and they'll go a long way toward making unfamiliar texts less intimidating.
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
Reading Level: 4.0
Interest Level: 2-5
Lexile: NC970L

Delve into the world of the graphic novel. What makes a great graphic novel? How are characters important? What is a setting? What comes first: text or pictures? Using great examples from past and present, this book explains clearly what is meant by a graphic novel, then prompts children to create their own!

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