We were at a different library than our usual one, so I thought I’d scan through their collection of graphic novels and see if they had anything interesting. This was one of the few we hadn’t read.
Illustrator: Rebecca Mock
Genre: middle grade historical fiction graphic novel
Length: 224 pages
Setting: 1860, Manhattan, Isthmus of Panama, and sailing around Cape Horn
Summary: Short version: Twin orphans get on the wrong side of a gang Continue reading
This is the companion book to Boxers which the family read recently.
Genre: historical fiction with a touch of fantasy
Length: 170 pages
Setting: China during the Boxer Rebellion, around 1900
Summary: Short version: Boxers told from the point of view of a Christian girl Continue reading
This is one of the few graphic novels for older kids listed on this CommonSense post. It’s been a while since we’ve read a graphic novel, so I requested this from the library.
Colors by: Lark Pien
Genre: historical fiction with a touch of fantasy graphic novel
Length: 325 pages
Setting: Northern Shan-tung Province and Peking, China, 1894-1900
Summary: Short version: The disruption of Westerners on Chinese society in the late 1800s Continue reading
I’ve seen this book in several lists of excellent graphic novels. Each time, I check to see if my library has it. Finally they did and I snapped it up.
Genre: historical fiction graphic novel
Length: 277 pages
Setting: pre-WWI Belgium
Summary: Short version: Frances, the dressmaker, is hired to make dresses for Prince Sebastian to wear Continue reading
I’m not sure where I saw this first reviewed. In fact, I’ve likely been seeing it for a while since it’s a two-year old book. It’s just that my library system has just now gotten a copy. That’s why I keep checking whenever I see a good graphic novel.
Colorist: Jordie Bellaire
Genre: middle grade graphic novel. It felt like historical fiction, but I don’t think it’s set in our world
Length: 232 pages
Setting: the city of Daido, a medieval Asian-style city
Summary: Short version: Kaidu learns his way around the city as a Dao recruit Continue reading
When I saw somewhere there was a graphic novel version of Anne of Green Gables, I had to get it immediately from my library. It’s one of my favorites, and I’m happy to consume it in different versions.
Illustrator: Brenna Thummler
Genre: middle grade fiction graphic novel
Length: 230 pages
Setting: the town of Avonlea on Prince Edward Island, Canada, early 1900s
Summary: Short version: Orphan Anne growing up in Avonlea Continue reading