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Krishna: Defender of Dharma (Campfire Mythology)

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"It's quite a struggle to capture the story of a sacred being in comic format, since the medium can seem frivolous to some readers. To balance that misunderstanding, tellers of religious tales often err too far on the side of being stodgy. Unfortunately, that's the problem here. Although the images are attractive, particularly in their soft coloring, the text is boring, and the art is a collection of pictures without sufficient storytelling flow. A story about battling an evil ruler with astounding abilities should be more exciting than this. There's also a problem with familiarity. Although the writer is clearly trying to explain the folklore and history to the reader, those who don't already know the story may get lost as the tale jumps around and characters wander in and out. More editing and greater selectivity of which incidents to include would have made for a stronger book. It's as though the creators didn't feel they could leave anything out without offending someone. This kind of storytelling creates not characters but flat symbols." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Shweta Taneja heard her first mythological tale the traditional way--orally. Since then, magical, mythical stories have always captivated her as a reader and listener. However, as a writer, she did not always create fiction. During her hectic working career as a journalist, her creative instincts were limited to her personal diary. For seven years she ran after people looking for stories--news stories. One day, however, she decided to create her own stories instead, and officially began writing graphic novels.

Product Details

ISBN:
9789380741123
Author:
Taneja, Shweta
Publisher:
Campfire
Author:
Taneja, Sweta
Author:
Nagulakonda, Rajesh
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Graphic Novels-Literary
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Campfire Graphic Novels
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FULL COLOR THROUGHOUT
Pages:
152
Dimensions:
10.5 x 6.7 x 0.31 in 0.875 lb
Age Level:
from 10

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Product details 152 pages Campfire - English 9789380741123 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "It's quite a struggle to capture the story of a sacred being in comic format, since the medium can seem frivolous to some readers. To balance that misunderstanding, tellers of religious tales often err too far on the side of being stodgy. Unfortunately, that's the problem here. Although the images are attractive, particularly in their soft coloring, the text is boring, and the art is a collection of pictures without sufficient storytelling flow. A story about battling an evil ruler with astounding abilities should be more exciting than this. There's also a problem with familiarity. Although the writer is clearly trying to explain the folklore and history to the reader, those who don't already know the story may get lost as the tale jumps around and characters wander in and out. More editing and greater selectivity of which incidents to include would have made for a stronger book. It's as though the creators didn't feel they could leave anything out without offending someone. This kind of storytelling creates not characters but flat symbols." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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