Classic Fiction

Classic Fiction

by Hernan CarrerasEric Fein Diego Agrimbau and others

Hardback Publication Date: 01/01/2018

 
Discover the world's best stories, retold as exciting graphic novels. Re-envisioned with dynamic, full-color illustrations and simplified language and plots that retain the heart of the timeless original, these books will hook reluctant readers and immerse them in history's most famous tales. Each comic book features background information about the classic text and its author, plus discussion questions, writing prompts, and a glossary, making it a perfect introduction for students.
ISBN:
9781496561152
9781496561152
Category:
Comic strip fiction / graphic novels (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-01-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Stone Arch Books
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
228.6x152.4mm
Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling was born in India in 1865. After intermittently moving between India and England during his early life, he settled in the latter in 1889, published his novel The Light That Failed in 1891 and married Caroline (Carrie) Balestier the following year.

They returned to her home in Brattleboro, Vermont, where Kipling wrote the two Jungle Books and Captains Courageous.

He continued to write prolifically and was the first Englishman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907 but his later years were darkened by the death of his son John at the Battle of Loos in 1915. He died in 1936.

Jorge Gonzalez

Jorge González was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and has been living in Spain for the last two decades. He tells all sorts of stories in all sorts of ways, with pastels, colored pencils, ink, and digital tools.

He has published a number of graphic novels in Europe for grown-up readers, such as the books Fueye and Dear Patagonia. He has also contributed to The New Yorker and many other publications.

H. G. Wells

Herbert George "H. G." Wells (September 21, 1866-August 13, 1946) was an English author, best known for his work in the "speculative fiction" genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics, and social commentary.

Wells is sometimes called "The Father of Science Fiction," along with Jules Verne. The War of the Worlds was written in the age of British colonialism, and Wells came up with the idea for the story while he and his brother were imagining what might happen if someone came to colonize England the way England had other countries.

Carlo Collodi

Carlo Collodi, the pen name of Italian writer Carlo Lorenzini (November 24, 1826-October 26, 1890), was an Italian children's writer known for the world-renowned fairy tale novel, The Adventures of Pinocchio.

Matthew K. Manning

Matthew K. Manning is the author of over forty books and dozens of comic books. His work ranges from the popular Batman: A Visual History to a series of graphic novels featuring the military's bomb squad in Afghanistan.

Over the course of his career, Manning has written books starring Batman, Superman, Scooby-Doo, Iron Man, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, and Harley Quinn, among others.

Manning is currently writing the highly anticipated crossover comic book series Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures.

L. Frank Baum

Lyman Frank Baum, born May 15 1856, was an American author of children's books, best known for writing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He wrote thirteen novel sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a host of other works (55 novels in total, plus four "lost" novels, 83 short stories, over 200 poems, an unknown number of scripts, and many miscellaneous writings), and made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and screen.

His works anticipated such century-later commonplaces as television, augmented reality, laptop computers (The Master Key), wireless telephones (Tik-Tok of Oz), women in high risk, action-heavy occupations (Mary Louise in the Country), and the ubiquity of advertising on clothing (Aunt Jane's Nieces at Work).

On May 5, 1919, Baum suffered from a stroke. He died quietly the next day, nine days short of his 63rd birthday.His final Oz book, Glinda of Oz, was published on July 10, 1920, a year after his death. The Oz series was continued long after his death by other authors, notably Ruth Plumly Thompson, who wrote an additional nineteen Oz books.

Eduardo Garcia

Working out of Mexico City, passionate comic book fan and artist Eduardo Garcia has lent his talented illustration abilities to such varied projects as the Spider-Man Family, Flash Gordon, and Speed Racer.

He's currently working on a series of illustrations for an educational publisher while his wife and children look over his shoulder!

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