Tag Archives: Graphic Novel

Review: French Milk by Lucy Knisley

French Milk by Lucy Knisely. Epigraph, 2007. Genre: Graphic Novel (YA, or maybe New Adult? Let’s talk about it after the jump.) Face Value: Lovely. This is a neat graphic novel cover because it lures you in from far away … Continue reading

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Review: Hilda and the Midnight Giant by Luke Pearson

Hilda and the Midnight Giant by Luke Pearson. Nobrow Press, 2012. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Graphic Novel Face Value: Such an enchanting cover. There’s magic in this image. Hilda is a quirky looking little girl, and her eyes tell … Continue reading

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Review: A Wrinkle In Time – The Graphic Novel adapted and illustrated by Hope Larson

A Wrinkle in Time (the graphic novel) adapted and illustrated by Hope Larson from the novel by Madeleine L’Engle. Margaret Ferguson Books, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Science Fiction Graphic Novel Face Value: Graphic novels have an obvious advantage when it … Continue reading

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Review: Peanut by Ayun Halliday & Paul Hoppe

Peanut by Ayun Halliday & Paul Hoppe. Schwartz & Wade Books, 2013. Currently available. Genre: YA Graphic Novel Face Value: Well, it’s straightforward. It is a peanut. There’s not even a title or anything. It may be attention-getting because it … Continue reading

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Review: Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge

Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge. Amulet Books, 2011. Currently Available. Genre: YA Graphic Novel Face Value: The cover is what caught my attention – otherwise this book would have slipped off of my radar. The style of illustration … Continue reading

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Review: Tina’s Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary by Keshni Kashyap; Illustrated by Mari Araki

Tina’s Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary by Keshni Kashyap; illustrated by Mari Araki. Houghton Mifflin, 2011. Currently available. Genre: YA contemporary graphic novel. Face Value: I found it eye catching. The golden graphics reminded me of henna tattoos I have … Continue reading

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Joint Review: Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Drama by Raina Telgemeier. Graphix (Scholastic Imprint), 2012. Currently available. Genre: Graphic novel, contemporary realistic fiction Face Value: We love this cover because we loved the book, the cover perfectly exemplifies it. Graphic novels often have great covers, because the … Continue reading

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Review: The Year of the Beasts by Cecil Castellucci & Nate Powell

The Year of the Beasts by Cecil Castellucci & Nate Powell. Roaring Books Press, 2012. Currently available. Genre: Graphic Novel Fiction Face Value: What a spectacular cover. The fierce young Medusa on the cover glares right at you from her … Continue reading

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Review: Babymouse: Dragonslayer by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm

Babymouse: Dragonslayer by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm. Random House, 2009. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Fiction Graphic Novel Face Value: Very charming. It makes me happy to see a well-illustrated cover with a girl character in a triumphant … Continue reading

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Review: Giants Beware! by Rafael Rosado and Jorge Aguirre

Giants Beware! by Rafael Rosado and Jorge Aguirre. First Second Books, 2012. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Graphic Novel Face Value: I love it. The whole terrific cast of child characters graces the cover, with Claudette front and center, taking the lead. … Continue reading

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