Author(s): Russell Punter
Graphic novels are more popular than ever thanks to popular culture and the amount of exposure they get. This new Graphic Stories series from Usborne provide a great gateway to potentially difficult stories for young readers to learn to enjoy. Specifically designed to be readable by children aged 7 +, with vocabulary and sentence structures that match their ability, these stories are entertaining, and the fun, action-packed illustrations are a great way to initiate reluctant readers, in particular boys, to the pleasure of sitting down and reading a book, plunging into an imaginary universe and be taken away by a story. The stories are classics of Western culture that children should be familiar with. The first two in the series, Robin Hood and King Arthur, will be followed by Dracula, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and other retellings of classic literature with eye-catching illustrations and vibrant dialogue. Also a great addition to libraries' catalogues.