Books by Kate Brown

SCORPIA by Anthony Horowitz
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Perhaps Rider's most thrilling adventure to date, this spinoff delivers a hearty dose of intrigue, dark secrets, and breakneck action. (Graphic adaptation. 8-13)"
In this graphic-novel adaptation of the popular series, teenage spy Alex Rider must infiltrate a ruthless gang of assassins in possession of a terrifying deadly weapon. Read full book review >
Released: April 3, 2013

"An angry but fascinating account of negligence, incompetence and injustice justified (as it still is) in the name of national security."
Turning up a surprising amount of hitherto hidden material and talkative survivors, Brown (History/Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County; A Biography of No Place: From Ethnic Borderland to Soviet Heartland, 2005) writes a vivid, often hair-raising history of the great plutonium factories and the privileged cities built around them. Read full book review >
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM by William Shakespeare
Released: June 1, 2008

"These attempts to convert Shakespeare into visual language fall flat, although the slick manga styling alone may attract some new readers to these works. (plot summary, author's biography) (Graphic fiction. 13 & up)"
Of late many classic titles—including the Bible—have been turned into manga, in a 21st-century version of the venerable Classics Illustrated comics. Read full book review >