Tuesday, April 24, 2018

POE STORIES AND POEMS by Gareth Hinds.  Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, 2017. 110p. ISBN 978-07636-9509 pbk. $14.00  Gr.8-12   YA GRAPHIC

Several of Edgar Allen Poe’s haunting poems and short stories, including “The Cask of Amontillado,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” "The Raven," and “The Tell-Tale Heart” have been adapted to graphic novel format by Hinds.  Poe’s original text is imbedded into the graphics.  Some readers will enjoy the illustrative interpretations of these famous works, while others may want to keep their own personalized visualizations of Poe’s rich text.  Hinds also modified “The Odyssey,” "King Lear," “Beowulf” and several other literature classics into a graphic novel format. 
Lynette Suckow, Superiorland Preview Center, Marquette, MI

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