Friday, September 7, 2007

3 Graphic Novels

Hey everyone, this has been a busy day and so I'm going to write a very short post about 3 graphic novels. All 3 of them have very good stories and outstanding artwork. The first is Beowulf, a Hero's Tale Retold by James Rumford. This is one of the greatest hero-vs.-monster stories of all time. The fearsome Grendel is killing the men of Denmark. Beowulf decides to slay the monster using only his bare hands! Then he has to face Grendel's even-fiercer mother! Finally, when Beowulf is old, he must kill the dragon terrifying his country. A great story and one of my very favorites!

The second graphic novel is also based on an old legend, this time from ancient China. It's Yu the Great: Conquering the Flood; A Chinese Legend. (story by Paul D. Storrie; art by Sandy Carruthers) Floodwaters cover all of China, forcing some people to live in the trees! Only Yu, descendant of an Immortal, can help, but he doesn't know what to do. Will he ever figure it out? And who is the owl and turtle who speak to him? Read and find out!

The third is a lot of fun--Captain Raptor and the Moon Mystery. (story by Kevin O'Malley;art by Patrick O'Brien) Have you ever read a story in which the hero was a dinosuar? Captain Raptor must locate the spaceship that has suddenly crashed into Eon, the planet Jurassica's mystery moon. Can they survive the dangers of Eon and find the strange spaceship? Read along, space action fans, and thrill to the amazing adventures of Captain Raptor!
That's it for today. Don't forget to write to us by Monday, O noble Jedi, if you want to see Darth Bill in a dress!
PS--I made a mistake. The Beowulf book isn't really a graphic novel; it's an illustrated story. You won't find it in the graphic novels section, but you will find it in the nonfiction area under the J398.2 call number.

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