Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Yomtov, Nel. Jason and the Golden Fleece.

Yomtov, Nel. Jason and the Golden Fleece.
Stone Arch see Capstone 2009 71p 18.99 978-1-442-1172-9 elm/ms
This is a retelling of the Jason and the Golden Fleece myth in graphic novel format. The retelling of the myth Jason and the Golden Fleece is beautifully illustrated
in a manner that will attack young readers. Both the author who retells the story and the illustrator have combined their talents to create an enticing read for young people. The format (a graphic novel) allows this novel to be more widely read and appreciated because of it graphic format. The old adage of a picture is worth a thousand words will hold true in this instance.

Readers will gain insight into the characters and events through facial expressions and posturing of the characters. And important myths from history will be learned and appreciate by a new crop of readers. LM

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