The Graveyard Book translates brilliantly into graphic novel format. Perhaps because the author is also a graphic novelist? I read The Graveyard Book several years ago, after it became a Newbery winner. I loved the story and the characters and so when I heard they had redone it in graphic novel format, I could not wait. The illustrations are perfect, setting a dark and dreary landscape in the graveyard and I love the character designs. More realistic and sharp than most graphic novels made for younger readers, I loved the different characters and revisiting the plot in this type of […]
Author: Neil Gaiman
Short & Sweet: As a big fan of Gaiman's books, I was looking forward to Fortunately The Milk. A fantastically written chapter book, the father tells the tale of his amazing adventures bringing home the milk from the store. I loved the illustrations and the hilarious tale that ensued a simple task of getting milk from the store. Fortunately The Milk was a story that really transported you into the fantastical adventures of a simple trip home. I love Gaiman's writing and found a quick read in this latest book. Final Verdict: Fortunately The Milk is a story both adults […]
I have been a fan of Gaiman's for a couple of years now and haven't come close to reading all of his books. So when this one came out, I was dying to read it. It has been a while since I read any of his books and I love when he writes in prose, although his graphic novels are brilliant. Coming back home to Sussex, an old man remembers an old friend named Lettie, a girl who lived at the end of the lane. When he visits, he starts to remember his childhood, a troubling and traumatic experience involving […]
Short & Sweet: I was surprised by how closely the movie followed this book, as I had seen the movie long before I picked up this book. It's a great short and spooky read that is perfect for Halloween coming up. Gaiman is a fabulous storyteller. Final Verdict: Coraline is definitely a book you do not want to miss. Appropriate for 4th grade and up.