Book Themes: Graphic Novels #3

Graphic novels can be host to a plethra of subjects even non-fiction information. Either choice is great because it gets your kids reading and learning. These titles can be found in your local library or neighborhood bookstore.

Reviews courtesy of the Johnson County Library.

Jack and the Beanstalk
The Graphic Novel
Hoena, B. A.
Book – 2009
"When Jack sells his family's cow for magic beans, his mother is anything but pleased. Soon, however, the beans sprout into a towering beanstalk. It leads to a castle filled with gold and other treasures. Jack's family will be rich, if he can sneak past the man-eating giant!"

Cinderella
The Graphic Novel
Bracken, Beth
Book – 2009
"Cinderella's wicked stepmother won't let her go to the ball. But with a little help from a Fairy Godmother, she'll be getting there in style. There's just one catch. At midnight, her magical gown will turn back into dirty old rags"--Unedited summary from book.

Belinda the Unbeatable
A Graphic Novel
Nordling, Lee
Book – 2017
"Two best friends take part in a game of musical chairs. There's Belinda, a natural competitor with a good heart, and her shy friend Barbara. When the game starts, their school gym morphs into a colorful obstacle course"—

Seeking Refuge
A Graphic Novel
Watts, Irene N.
Book – 2016
Eleven-year-old Marianne is fortunate. She one of the first two hundred Jewish children on the heroic rescue operation known as the Kindertransport, which arrived in London, England in December, 1938. With the outbreak of World War II in 1939 Marianne finds herself being evacuated to Wales. She is shuffled from one unsuitable home to another, but there is a surprise in store and Marianne's courage and resilience is finally rewarded.

BirdCatDog
A Graphic Novel
Nordling, Lee
Book – 2014
"Tells the story of a bird, a cat, and a dog through wordless comics. Everyone is a hero in his own story and every story is connected"—

How the Camel Got His Hump
The Graphic Novel
Simonson, Louise
Book – 2012
This graphic adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's tale relates how a djinn punished the camel's laziness by giving him a hump.

I'm Not A Plastic Bag
A Graphic Novel
Allison, Rachel Hope
Book – 2012
"What happens to the things we so casually throw away? In fact, much of our trash makes its way to the middle of the Pacific Ocean, where it joins one of the largest accumulations of human consumer waste on the planet. Artist and storyteller Rachel Hope Allison's debut graphic novel brings to life the plight of our oceans in a moving fable about beauty, loneliness, and hope. In association with JeffCorwinConnect (TM) Inc., I'm not a plastic bag illuminates how our behavior as consumers is slowly destroying our beautiful oceans, and shows us how each person has a role to play in protecting the planet we call home."