Kirkus Star
THE KIRKUS STAR
Awarded to Books of Exceptional Merit




Series: Classic Graphic Novel Collection


SCROOGE by Charles Dickens
by Charles Dickens, adapted by Rodolphe, illustrated by Estelle Meyrand
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Adequate alternatives to the sometimes tediously wordy originals, though the lack of the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come seems a major loss. (biographical sketch) (Graphic classic. 8-11)"
A double dose of Dickens, severely "adapted" in this graphic format but featuring illustrations that thicken the period atmosphere. Read full book review >
JANE EYRE by Amy Corzine
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Distinctly subpar. (Graphic classic. 13 & up)"
Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre may seem a fairly innocuous choice for a graphic-novel adaption, but Corzine proves otherwise. Read full book review >
FRANKENSTEIN by Brigit Viney
adapted by Brigit Viney, illustrated by Brigit Viney
HORROR AND GHOST STORIES
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"But overall, this one wins points for a masterful rendition that adds much value to the original. (Graphic classic. 10 & up)"
Much of the power of Viney's adaptation of Mary Shelley's horror classic lies within the artwork. Read full book review >
HENRY V by Brigit Viney
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Utterly abysmal. (glossary, biographical sketches of Shakespeare and Henry V) (Graphic adaptation. 12 & up)"
A disastrous mess of a graphic-novel adaptation of one of Shakespeare's historical plays. Read full book review >