Thursday, March 31, 2011

Carroll, Lewis (adapted by Lewis Helfand). Alice in Wonderland

Carroll, Lewis (adapted by Lewis Helfand) Alice in Wonderland
Campfire 2010 72p 9.99
978-93-80028-23-1 elm/ms VG-BN

Alice retold in graphic style. Alice was an ordinary girl until she who wanted adventure. She got her wish as she dived down a rabbit hole into a magical world.
Lewis Helfand has retold Alice In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll in graphic style. His choice of wording is apropos to the story as well as the age group. Readers will enjoy the intermingling of words and graphics as they progress through the book.
The illustrator, Rajesh Nagulakonka, has created crisp and dynamic watercolors to accompany the text. The blended palette of colors effectively relate the context of the wordings in the story and present the reader with a suspense filled experience.
This is a great book for young readers and non-readers. It’s distinctive and expressive watercolors will enticed the active minds of young children.
The format and layout of the book is beautifully placed for the most effective enjoyment of the readers. The additional materials at the back of the book coordinated the book with the website containing further activities.. Graphic novel McNeil(3), Linda

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