To Kill A Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird

A Graphic Novel

Book - 2018
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"This gorgeously rendered graphic-novel version provides a new perspective for old fans but also acts as an immersive introduction for youngsters as well as any adult who somehow missed out on the iconic story set in Maycomb, Alabama."--USA Today

A beautifully crafted graphic novel adaptation of Harper Lee's beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning American classic, voted America's best-loved novel in PBS's Great American Read.

"Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird."

A haunting portrait of race and class, innocence and injustice, hypocrisy and heroism, tradition and transformation in the Deep South of the 1930s, Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird remains as important today as it was upon its initial publication in 1960, during the turbulent years of the Civil Rights movement.

Now, this most beloved and acclaimed novel is reborn for a new age as a gorgeous graphic novel. Scout, Jem, Boo Radley, Atticus Finch, and the small town of Maycomb, Alabama, are all captured in vivid and moving illustrations by artist Fred Fordham.

Enduring in vision, Harper Lee's timeless novel illuminates the complexities of human nature and the depths of the human heart with humor, unwavering honesty, and a tender, nostalgic beauty. Lifetime admirers and new readers alike will be touched by this special visual edition that joins the ranks of the graphic novel adaptations of A Wrinkle in Time and The Alchemist.

Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780062798183
Branch Call Number: Fordh
Characteristics: 272 pages : chiefly colour illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Lee, Harper To kill a mockingbird.

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white_cheetah_205
Sep 29, 2019

Beautiful graphic novel!
I'm more comfortable with graphic novels, and this is one of those books I'm comfortable with!
A spectacular summary for the story if you don't want to read the original (But you should.)
Justice for all!

STPL_JessH Sep 19, 2019

If you're tempted to dismiss this book because it is a graphic novel, I would strongly urge you to reconsider. Fred Fordham's adaptation is both beautifully rendered and quite faithful to Harper Lee's texts. The graphics are mini-paintings and provided such a rich addition to the story. This was a wonderful way to revisit a controversial and compelling classic.

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mynovelesquelife
Jun 22, 2019

RATING:5 STARS
2018; Harper/HarperCollins Canada

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is one of my favourite books. As cliche as it sounds, this book changed my life. It made me aware that the colour of one's skin can be enough for someone to hate you, that truth and justice wasn't always going to be fair and the good guys don't always win. Lee's writing also inspired me as a writer. When I saw that Lee's book was getting adapted into a graphic novel, I had mixed feelings as I didn't know how faithful it would be to the original story. Were they going to add or take big things out. Phew, Fordham did an amazing job! Not only were the illustrations great, but the story is faithful to the book and hits all the great scenes. This is one I hope to buy as it a must for any collection, especially fans of the writer and the book.

***I received an eARC from EDELWEISS***

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mclarjh
Mar 25, 2019

Very good adaptation.

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black_lobster_26
Mar 09, 2019

Racial barriers, overcoming adversity, seeing the best in people, that's what this book is about. Recommended to those who will understand adult content things.

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white_cheetah_205
Sep 29, 2019

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Intense scenes perhaps not for the young.

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white_cheetah_205
Sep 29, 2019

Violence: Some fights.

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white_cheetah_205
Sep 29, 2019

Coarse Language: Some swearing content.

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