April 20, 2018

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Book Review: Graphic Novels

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The following titles are reviewed in this month's print issue:

Elementary & Middle School

Bright, J. E. Batman vs. Catwoman. illus. by Tim Levins. ISBN 9781434260130.

SONNEBORN. Supergirl vs. Brainiac. illus. by Luciano Vecchio. ISBN 9781434260154.

ea vol: 56p. (DC Superheroes Series). ebook available. glossary. websites. Stone Arch. 2013. lib. ed. $25.32.

Carré, Lilli. Tippy and the Night Parade. illus. by Lilli Carré. 32p. (Easy-to-Read Comics Series Level One) Candlewick/Toon. 2014. Tr $12.95. ISBN 9781935179573. LC 2013024863.

Dauvillier, Loic. Hidden: A Child’s Story of the Holocaust. tr. from French by Alexis Siegel. illus. by Marc Lizano and Greg Salsedo. 76p. First Second. Apr. 2014. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781596438736.

Dickens, Charles. Oliver Twist. retold by John Malam. ISBN 9781908973894.

Melville, Herman. Moby Dick. retold by Sophie Furse. ISBN 9781908973887.

Stevenson, Robert Louis. Treasure Island. retold by Fiona Macdonald. ISBN 9781908973917.

ea vol: illus. by Penko Gelev. 48p. (Graphic Classics Series). chron. index. photos. reprods. websites. Book House. Mar. 2014. lib. ed. $35.65.

Jeffrey, Gary. The Cuban Missile Crisis. illus. by Terry Riley. ISBN 9780778712336; ISBN 9780778712374. LC 2013023907.
––––. The Korean War. illus. by Terry Riley. ISBN 9780778712343; ISBN 9780778712381. LC 2013023908.

––––. The Soviet War in Afghanistan. illus. by Nick Spender. ISBN 9780778712350; ISBN 9780778712398. LC 2013023910.

––––. The Vietnam War. illus. by Nick Spender. ISBN 9780778712367; ISBN 9780778712404. LC 2013023894.

ea vol: 48p. (Graphic Modern History: Cold War Conflicts Series). ebook available. glossary. index. maps. photos. Crabtree. 2013. lib. ed. $31.32. pap. $10.95.

Kochalka, James. The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza. illus by James Kochalka. 110p. First Second. Mar. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781626721036. pap. $12.99. ISBN 9781596439177.

Lindgren, Astrid. Pippi Fixes Everything. tr. from Swedish by Tiina Nunnally. illus. by Ingrid Vang Nyman. 56p. (Pippi Longstocking Comics Series). Drawn & Quarterly. 2013. Tr $14.95. ISBN 9781770461314.

Minami, Maki. Voice Over! illus. by Maki Minami. 208p. (Seiyu Academy Series: Vol. 1). Viz Media. 2013. pap. $9.99. ISBN 9781421559704.

Plumeri, Arnaud. In the Beginning…. illus. by Bloz. 56p. (Dinosaurs Series: Vol. 1). glossary. Papercutz. 2014. Tr $10.99. ISBN 9781597074902.

Rowe, Thereza. Hearts. illus. by Thereza Rowe. 32p. (Easy-to-Read Comics Series Level One). Candlewick/Toon. 2014. Tr $12.95. ISBN 9781935179597. LC 2013024862.

Shanower, Eric, adapt. The Marvelous Land of Oz. Vol. 1. ISBN 9781614792352. LC 2013030127.

––––. The Marvelous Land of Oz. Vol. 2. ISBN 9781614792369. LC 2013030127.

––––. The Marvelous Land of Oz. Vol. 3. ISBN 9781614792376. LC 2013030127.

ea vol: illus. by Skottie Young. 24p. (Marvel Illustrated Series). ABDO/Spotlight. 2014. lib. ed. $24.21.

Shanower, Eric, adapt. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Vol. 1. ISBN 9781614792260. LC 2013029128.

––––. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Vol. 2. ISBN 9781614792277. LC 2013029128.

––––. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Vol. 3. ISBN 9781614792284. LC 2013029128.

ea vol: illus. by Skottie Young. 24p. (Marvel Illustrated Series). ebook available. ABDO/ Spotlight. 2013. lib. ed. $24.21.

High School

Dillies, Renaud. Betty Blues. tr. from French by Joe Johnson. illus. by Renaud Dillies. 80p. NBM/ComicsLit. 2013. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781561637584. LC 2013944726.

Sunrise. The Beginning, Side A. Bk. 1. ISBN 9781421560755.

––––. The Beginning, Side B. Bk. 2. ISBN 9781421560762.

ea vol: illus. by Tsutomu Oono. 160p. (Tiger & Bunny Series). Viz Media. 2013. pap. $12.99.

Mizuki, Shigeru. Kitaro. tr. from Japanese by Jocelyne Allen. illus. by Shigeru Mizuki. 396p. Drawn & Quarterly. 2013. pap. $24.95. ISBN 9781770461109.

Sazanami, Ichiya. Black Bard. tr. from Japanese by Julianne Neville. illus. by Ichiya Sazanami. 544p. One Peace. 2013. pap. $18.95. ISBN 9781935548386.

Wilson, Sean Michael. The 47 Ronin: A Graphic Novel. illus. by Akiko Shimojima. 160p. ebook available. Shambhala. 2013. pap. $14.95. ISBN 9781611801378. LC 2013018738.

This article was published in School Library Journal's March 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.