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#674516 in Books 2014-10-22 2014-10-22Original language:EnglishPDF # 1 10.87 x 1.20 x 8.60l, .81 #File Name: 1609805305480 pages | File size: 60.Mb From Seven Stories Press : The Graphic Canon of Children's Literature: The World's Greatest Kids' Lit as Comics and Visuals (The Graphic Canon Series) before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised The Graphic Canon of Children's Literature: The World's Greatest Kids' Lit as Comics and Visuals (The Graphic Canon Series): 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful. A nice overview of world literature for children in an engaging ...By J. KuntzA nice overview of world literature for children in an engaging format. I was expecting to see some more coverage of contemporary fiction but the book seems to focus on representative works of various places and times. Definitely presented for an adult audience as the artists and editor take great delight in featuring unexpurgated versions


of more familiar tales. Would recommend for an adult or mature teen reader with an interest in the comic book medium.1 of 1 people found the following review helpful. A Great Fix For The Art AddictBy Lilly BriarI've only recently become a fan of comic books, and normally when searching for another to purchase I try to find something that strikes me as different in terms of the story, characters, or illustrations. I came across The Graphic Canon of Children's Literature online and decided to order it both for the range of stories covered in the volume and because each story is illustrated by a different artist in their own unique style.When the book arrived I was not disappointed - it satisfied my desire for something visually appealing and my longing for diverse illustrations. The stories themselves are told in unique ways as well - some are told in comic-form with panels and speech bubbles while others may contain pictures with no words.I've really enjoyed this collection and am planning on purchasing the three volumes of The Graphic Canon of Literature in the future.15 of 32 people found the following review helpful. For graphic novel fans, not childrenBy Tom CantlonThis is not a book for kids. It has artistic value but maybe not in a way you're expecting and for much of it, not for sitting down with the kids. There are a couple of stories that have nude figures or sexuality that most would not consider a kid's story, but I don't have a problem with that, just FYI. I read with my kids most nights when they were little. There is maybe 1/4 of the book I would sit down with them and expect them to enjoy. Some stories are just a few illustrations but without the story so you would need some other copy of the story to go with this. In others it is such a modernized version or "let's see how out there we can make this" that I doubt kids would enjoy it. Older teens and those into graphic novels seem to be the audience. There is some art here, as the gallery in the back shows, but some of the stories are done in a simplistic style that has none of the richness and fascination your kids would enjoy. Think Charlie Brown does Aesop's Fables. "How graphic novel fans would see kids stories" would be a more accurate name, and it does that well. For great children's literature and great art to draw them into it? There's only a little here. The original three-volume anthology The Graphic Canon presented the world's classic literature--from ancient times to the late twentieth century--as eye-popping comics, illustrations, and other visual forms. In this follow-up volume, young people's literature through the ages is given new life by the best comics artists and illustrators. Fairy tales, fables, fantastical adventures, young adult novels, swashbuckling yarns, your favorite stories from childhood and your teenage years . . . they're all here, in all their original complexity and strangeness, before they were censored or sanitized. From School Library JournalGr 10 UpThe fourth volume of the critically acclaimed "Graphic Canon" series is a high quality, visually stunning collection of more than 40 adapted works that cover a wide range of children's literature illustrated by 21st century artists. Characters such as Alice, Dorothy, Goldilocks, and Harry Potter have a very definite look in our mind thanks to the media. This work transforms familiar and unfamiliar stories by putting them in comic form and reimagining the characters and settings: a rude and grotesquely drawn Alice, the city mouse as a man involved with the Russian mafia, or a young Chinese girl who sneaks into the home of three panda bears. The page layout, medium, and overall style of the art varies greatly, allowing each individual story to make an impression on readers. The versions of the folk- and fairy tales included are the ones that have been watered down for children; additionally, the lengthy size of the book and the analysis at the beginning of each chapter will make it unappealing to casual, child readers. However, this work will make a worthy addition to library collections and will be most appreciated by older teens and adults interested in art, graphic novels as a format, and the deconstruction of stories. Highly recommended.Marissa Lieberman, East Orange Public Library, NJ "A masterful success. If [Russ Kick would] unleash several other loose Canons, Id be living happily ever after." --Print Magazine"Some of historys most skillful wielding of tales has refused to bend to the false divide between childrens and adult storytelling . . . On the heels of the years best childrens books comes a magnificent embodiment of that ethos in The Graphic Canon of Childrens Literature"--Maria Popova, Brainpickings"These dazzlingly varied renderings run the gamut from haunting to comical while offering visceral reminders that children's stories are often densely layered, infinitely transposable, and peddle in imagery both macabre and whimsical. It is the unfettered imagination of these stories that make them not only wildly entertaining, but also vessels of forgotten truths."--Publishers Weekly, starred reviewAbout the AuthorFounder of the website The Memory Hole, which archived sensitive and difficult to find official documents, RUSS KICK has devoted much of his life to digging up what others hope to keep buried. His bestselling anthologies, including You Are Being Lied To and Everything You Know Is Wrong, have sold over half a million copies. The New York Times has dubbed Kick "an information archaeologist," Details magazine described Kick as a Renaissance man, and Utne Reader named him one of its 50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World. Russ Kick lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee, and Tucson, Arizona.

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