Synopses & Reviews
Praise for Manga Shakespeare
ALA Best Book for Young Adults
ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
and#8220;Reluctant readers who appreciate manga and who would not think of picking up the work of Shakespeare are sure to gravitate toward these titles. Even if the text puts them off, they will be drawn to the illustrations. These adaptations would make wonderful additions to any school or public libraryand#8217;s manga collection.and#8221; and#8212;VOYA
and#8220;Refreshingly clear, this adaptation is recommended for all libraries serving teens.and#8221; and#8212;Kirkus Reviews
and#8220;This fresh new way of looking at a classic will draw new readers to Shakespeare, hopefully to discover that his plays are really quite entertaining.and#8221; and#8212;YAbookscentral.com
Shakespeareand#8217;s most commonly studied plays, now the latest additions to the innovative Manga Shakespeare series
and#8220;Double double, toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble . . .and#8221; So say the eerie trio of witches in Shakespeareand#8217;s Macbeth, a story full of ghosts, witches, bloody ambition, and nonstop action. After Macbeth hears the witchesand#8217; prophecy that he will be king, he will stop at nothing to make it so. Vividly adapted using Shakespeareand#8217;s own words in the fast-paced and immediate style of manga, Macbeth is the perfect addition to the Manga Shakespeare seriesand#8212;ideal for students and manga fans alike.
FandP level: Z
Jane Austen referred to Pride and Prejudice
(1813), the earliest of her published novels, as her and#8220;darling childand#8221;and#8212;and generations of readers have taken it to heart ever since. The irresistible attraction she portrays between the sparkly, independent Elizabeth Bennet and the solemnly austere Mr. Darcy counts among the greatest, mostromanticand#8212;and funniestand#8212;love stories ever told. In this graphic-novel adaptation, writer Ian Edginton and artist Robert Deas introduce one of the best-loved works of English literature to a new generation of readers.
About the Author
Ian Edginton, one Britainand#8217;s best-known comics writers, has worked with Lucasfilm and Paramount Pictures to adapt Star Wars, Star Trek, Alien, Predator, and Terminator properties into comic-book form. His graphic novel Scarlet Traces: The Greatand#160;Game was nominated for two Eisner Awards in 2007. Edginton lives in the UK. Robert Deas has illustrated a number of classic adaptations. Deas is also the creator of Troy Trailblazer, a weekly feature in the Phoenix. He lives in the UK.