With Aesop instead of Virgil guiding their hero to Hell and back, John Agard and illustrator Satoshi Kitamura give the teenage reader a daring ride in The Young Inferno (Frances Lincoln, $19.99). Agard writes snappy verse with references to the Dante original, Aesop’s fables, modern politics and street slang, all of which Kitamura illustrates with heavy black-and-white drawings that match this mod retelling. At the end of his ordeals, the hero lifts the trap door in the library to see a beautiful vision at the nearest table. Ages 15 up.
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By John Agard, Satoshi Kitamura (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781845077693
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - April 28th, 2009

Looking for a new way to read Shakespeare or Charlotte Bronte? Try Classical Comics ($16.95), which presents classic texts in graphic form. The comics that are written with the original text are especially good, combining the drama of the original language with awesome and intense graphics. Titles available include Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Henry V, Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Ages 14 up.
Macbeth: The Graphic Novel (Classical Comics) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781906332440
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Classical Comics - November 1st, 2008

Henry V: The Graphic Novel: Original Text (Classical Comics) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781906332419
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Classical Comics - November 1st, 2008

Jane Eyre: The Graphic Novel (Classical Comics: Original Text) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781906332471
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Classical Comics - December 1st, 2008

Frankenstein the Graphic Novel: Original Text (Classical Comics: Original Text) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781906332495
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Classical Comics - December 1st, 2008

Three short graphic stories comprise Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese) and Derek Kirk Kim’s new book, The Eternal Smile (First Second, $16.95). All three stories question our idea of reality. In the cover story, a capitalist frog tries to manipulate others to make money off a religious phenomenon, only to discover that he himself is a pawn in someone else’s scheme. A young girl in the third story falls for an email from a “Nigerian prince.” She begins sending him all her money, then gets the best of the sender. A thought-provoking and fun collection, this book is good for graphic novel and non-graphic readers. Ages 13 up.
The Eternal Smile: Three Stories Cover Image
By Gene Luen Yang, Derek Kirk Kim (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596431560
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: First Second - April 27th, 2009

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