terça-feira, 22 de maio de 2018

Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel - a minha review

Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel, de Mariah Marsden, foi-me cedido pela Netgalley e pelo editor para que eu fizesse uma apreciação honesta deste livro. Não há de momento edição em português. Publiquei a minha opinião na Amazon e no Goodreads com 5/5 estrelas e a seguinte "review":

Written by Mariah Marsden
Illustrated by Brenna Thummler
Age Range: 7 – 12
Paperback: 232 pages
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (2017)
ISBN: 978-1449479602

Do you have a ten-year-old daughter (one or several around this age!), who likes to read, fantasize and be overwhelmed by irresistible characters? Do you want to introduce her to literary characters she can’t help but love? Do you want to share a magical reading moment between mother and daughter? If so, this book is for you.

This book is an adaptation of the classic Anne of Green Gables, the 1908 novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery, transformed into a graphic novel.

This book is beautiful. I was so absorbed in it’s reading that I was surprised and sorry when it came to an end. In the end, it leaves you delighted. We return to the charm and the enchantment of Avonlea, the vibrant personality and imagination of Anne (always with an -e), her heartbreaking need to be loved and accepted in the beginning, the quiet, discreet love of Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert for the always extraordinary orphan, the faithful friend Diana, the teasing boy Gilbert Blythe.

This graphic novel respects and honors the original.

The illustrations are gorgeous, the colors beautiful, there are pages with only one illustration filling it like paintings, you go through the book marveled by its flowing.

However, I don’t know if this graphic novel version of the classic could stand alone, without the backup of the worldly known original book. The story is logically truncated, condensed by this art genre.

Yet, it’s a work of art in its own right.

I received this book as an ARC from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

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