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Graphic Classics: Louisa May Alcott features "Little Women", adapted for comics by Trina Robbins and illustrated by Anne Timmons. Plus lesser-known gothic mysteries and horror stories including "A Whisper in the Dark" by Antonella Caputo and Arnold Arre, "The Rival Prima Donnas" by Rod Lott and Molly Crabapple, and "Lost in a Pyramid" by Alex Burrows and Pedro Lopez. Also Graphic Classics: Louisa May Alcott features "Little Women", adapted for comics by Trina Robbins and illustrated by Anne Timmons. Plus lesser-known gothic mysteries and horror stories including "A Whisper in the Dark" by Antonella Caputo and Arnold Arre, "The Rival Prima Donnas" by Rod Lott and Molly Crabapple, and "Lost in a Pyramid" by Alex Burrows and Pedro Lopez. Also two poems and two strange children's stories, "Buzz" and "The Piggy Girl", illustrated by Mary Fleener, Shary Flenniken, Toni Pawlowsky and Lisa K. Weber.


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Graphic Classics: Louisa May Alcott features "Little Women", adapted for comics by Trina Robbins and illustrated by Anne Timmons. Plus lesser-known gothic mysteries and horror stories including "A Whisper in the Dark" by Antonella Caputo and Arnold Arre, "The Rival Prima Donnas" by Rod Lott and Molly Crabapple, and "Lost in a Pyramid" by Alex Burrows and Pedro Lopez. Also Graphic Classics: Louisa May Alcott features "Little Women", adapted for comics by Trina Robbins and illustrated by Anne Timmons. Plus lesser-known gothic mysteries and horror stories including "A Whisper in the Dark" by Antonella Caputo and Arnold Arre, "The Rival Prima Donnas" by Rod Lott and Molly Crabapple, and "Lost in a Pyramid" by Alex Burrows and Pedro Lopez. Also two poems and two strange children's stories, "Buzz" and "The Piggy Girl", illustrated by Mary Fleener, Shary Flenniken, Toni Pawlowsky and Lisa K. Weber.

30 review for Graphic Classics Volume 18: Louisa May Alcott

  1. 4 out of 5

    QNPoohBear

    This book contains a very abridged version of Little Women (both parts). This volume also contains some of Louisa's gothic and horror stories as well as poems and moral tales for children. It's an odd mix but I suppose as a sampler of Louisa's writing it may be interesting to teens.This volume was not at all my thing. The best part that saves this from being a total dud is that it uses some of Louisa's actual prose! "Little Women", adapted for comics by Trina Robbins and illustrated by Anne Tim This book contains a very abridged version of Little Women (both parts). This volume also contains some of Louisa's gothic and horror stories as well as poems and moral tales for children. It's an odd mix but I suppose as a sampler of Louisa's writing it may be interesting to teens.This volume was not at all my thing. The best part that saves this from being a total dud is that it uses some of Louisa's actual prose! "Little Women", adapted for comics by Trina Robbins and illustrated by Anne Timmons is pretty thin. It skips a LOT of the plot, including Jo's hasty temper and Marmee's wise counsel, in favor of the romance and drama. yuck. T I did like how the adaptor used Louisa's own words to tell the story. The illustrations are dreadful-more mid-20th century than 19th. "The Rival Prima Donnas, by Rod Lott and Molly Crabapple, is one of my favorite of Louisa's lesser known tales. It's dark and twisted but oh so good. Being Louisa, there IS a moral to the tale hidden in there somewhere: beauty and fame fade and love lasts forever. Also - don't kill anyone. The illustrations are weird and make the people look like creepy dolls. "Buzz" adapted by Tom Pomplun with art by Mary Fleener is an odd little story I've never read before about Louisa's friendship with a fly. It's strange but it fits Louisa. Is this part of a larger work? The illustrations don't look like Louisa but they're halfway decent except when her face is in shadows. "The Piggy Girl" adapted by Tom Pomplun and illustrations by Shary Flenniken is my favorite story in this collection. It's very much a moral tale for the young but not as didactic as some of her other stories. It's fun and funny. Too bad about the lame ending. The illustrations are cute and appropriate for a children's story. "Lost in a Pyramid" by Alex Burrows and Pedro Lopez is a gothic horror story. The moral is don't mess with mummy's. I've never read this one before or it didn't stick out in my memory. It doesn't stand out from the other tales at all. The illustrations are creepy. "The Lay of the Golden Goose" illustrated by Lisa K. Weber is by far the most important piece in this volume. It seems like a straightforward fairy tale like "The Ugly Duckling" but on closer inspection it's actually about Louisa and her writing. "rare birds have always been evoked from transcendental nests" says a lot about Louisa's feelings about herself and her family. It reveals how Louisa felt about her writing and the fame that followed. This is a great poem for understanding Louisa better. The illustrations are not my favorite but look like 19th century people. Back to the gothic with "A Whisper in the Dark" by Antonella Caputo and Arnold Arre. At first it seems like a romance with a very saucy, willful young heroine. Digging deeper the dark tale actually reveals Louisa's proto-feminist side! She reveals thoughts on marriage (love only) and tossing women into insane asylums (men do it to get their hands on the woman's money). The plucky heroine grew on me but the drama in between was too much for me to want to read the whole thing. The illustrations are nice enough to be an animated TV show. Comic books aren't really my thing. I was expecting a graphic novel of Little Women for young adults. This is worth perusing for some of the more rare gems and an insight into Louisa's mind but not worth looking at for literary or artistic merit.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Katie Cat Books

    New (to me) stories. Dramatic. Colorful. Story: This book contains Little Women and 7 other poems/tales. Language: little woman is a much condensed version of the original. most of the other stories are short and the full color artwork make this an easy and enjoyable read. each story is done by a different illustrator, giving variety to the reader. Characters: in addition to Meg, Beth, Amy and Jo, there are girls from all walks of life in this book. Farm girls, city girls, even a fly stars as a ma New (to me) stories. Dramatic. Colorful. Story: This book contains Little Women and 7 other poems/tales. Language: little woman is a much condensed version of the original. most of the other stories are short and the full color artwork make this an easy and enjoyable read. each story is done by a different illustrator, giving variety to the reader. Characters: in addition to Meg, Beth, Amy and Jo, there are girls from all walks of life in this book. Farm girls, city girls, even a fly stars as a main character in one story. I thought this might be boring, being a "classic", but I really enjoyed all the extra stories that I otherwise probably wouldn't have read in standard print format.

  3. 4 out of 5

    StrictlySequential

    This is the book that I'd been waiting longest for it to drop to $4 or less and I read it once it came! You cannot go wrong with these collections- I'll have all 26 when above criteria is met and I'm even getting another edition of Poe and Bierce!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Giovanni Gelati

    TGIF to everyone! Today I am featuring two different people I had met over at Linkedin and their studios: Graphic Classics and Latchkey. First up is Graphic Classic Volume Eighteen which is a series of stories together: Little Women, The Rival Prima Donnas, Buzz, The Piggy Girl, Lost in a Pyramid, The Lay of a Golden Goose, and A Whisper in the Dark. The back cover says:” Little Women & Big Thrills! Love and laughter, tragedy and gothic horror-plus poems, fairy tales and a pet fly- in all-new co TGIF to everyone! Today I am featuring two different people I had met over at Linkedin and their studios: Graphic Classics and Latchkey. First up is Graphic Classic Volume Eighteen which is a series of stories together: Little Women, The Rival Prima Donnas, Buzz, The Piggy Girl, Lost in a Pyramid, The Lay of a Golden Goose, and A Whisper in the Dark. The back cover says:” Little Women & Big Thrills! Love and laughter, tragedy and gothic horror-plus poems, fairy tales and a pet fly- in all-new comic adaptations.” Seven different stories, seven different illustrators and seven times the fun and enjoyment. I haven’t read any of the novels of stories the adaptations are based on, but I really had a good time turning the pages of this graphic novel. The different illustrators each have a unique style and that keep things fresh for me through the read. The dialogue was engaging, the presentation is excellent, and the quality of the entire piece is incredible. I have shared this with my wife and youngest daughter( age 11) and now I have my older daughters interested in it. Graphic Classics has an amazing array of offerings covering a wide range of authors: R.L.Stevenson, O. Henry, Rafael Sabatini, Oscar Wilde, H.G. Wells, Mary Shelly, and the list continues on. I have found these to be a great tool for learning as well as entertaining. I enjoy the diversity of their offerings and the tasteful way that they do it. Tom Pomplun, Graphic Classics Publisher, gave me this quote: ”The Graphic Classics series presents the works of great authors in comic’s adaptations and heavily illustrated text. The adaptations are written at an adult level, and utilize as much of the author’s original language as possible. Our goal is to create books that are enjoyable for adults, yet accessible to children ages twelve and up. Unlike other comic’s adaptations of classics, these books are anthologies: they present a large number of short stories, with occasional poems and abridged novels, each illustrated by a different contemporary artist. Artists are recruited from the fields of comics, book illustration and fine arts, and include new artists as well as industry veterans from all over the world. Currently in production in Western Classics: Graphic Classics Volume Twenty. Graphic Classic are available in bookstores and comic shops nationally, or direct from the publisher, Eureka Productions at www.graphicclassics.com . Libraries and schools can order from Diamond Book Distributors, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, Follett or other distributors.” Next week I will be featuring their Graphic Classics Volume Nineteen Christmas Classics. News for 2011 from Graphic Classics: Upcoming titles for 2011 are: Western Classics (March), Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery (Aug), African-American Classics (Dec) What are you reading today? Check us out and become our friend on Shelfari & Linkedin. Go to Goodreads and become our friend there and suggest books for us to read and post on. You can also follow us on Twitter, and the Gelati’s Scoop Facebook Fan Page. Did you know you can shop directly on Amazon by clicking the Gelati’s Store Tab on our blog? Thanks for stopping by today; We will see you tomorrow. Have a great day. http://www.gelatisscoop.blogspot.com

  5. 5 out of 5

    Nicola Mansfield

    Reason for Reading: I love this series and will eventually read them all. Comments: I'll start with my immediate response to finishing this volume, "Fantastic!". This is the second full colour offering in the Graphic Classics series and it is a beautiful book. The artwork is absolutely stunning and each artist has worked in a style and palette perfectly suited for each individual story. Usually, in these collection there will be at least one illustrator's rendition I'm not too fond of but I loved Reason for Reading: I love this series and will eventually read them all. Comments: I'll start with my immediate response to finishing this volume, "Fantastic!". This is the second full colour offering in the Graphic Classics series and it is a beautiful book. The artwork is absolutely stunning and each artist has worked in a style and palette perfectly suited for each individual story. Usually, in these collection there will be at least one illustrator's rendition I'm not too fond of but I loved them all. The book includes 2 poems, an adaptation of the novel Little Women and 5 short stories. It's been ages since I've read Little Women and, of course, this is a quick run through of the story but the essence of the story is there; the individual personalities of the girls shine through and this graphic adaption pays homage to the novel well, especially with the wonderful artwork by Anne Timmons. The highlight of this volume, though, is the short stories. I have not read any of Louisa May Alcott's stories before and was wondrously surprised at this ghastly Gothic collection. Four of them are fabulous 19th century sensationalist stories full of corpses, murder and madness while the other is a strange, yet delightful, morality tale for children. My favourite story out of the whole book was the last one, A Whisper in the Dark, which at a full 41 pages is a perfect example of the era's Gothic story with romance, long dark corridors, strange noises in the night and madness, all wonderfully illustrated by Arnold Arre using a palette mostly of browns, going to greys and black to suit the mood. Yet another fine volume in the series and a must read for fans of the series or Louisa May Alcott.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Abbie

    Really enjoyed getting to read more of LMA's writing, especially in graphic novel form. Of course, I loved the Little Women section, but Whisper in the Dark was also a favorite. The artwork throughout the whole book was really great, and I liked how each story was done by a different artist. I never knew how dark LMA's stuff is, especially for her time. Her short stories were so creepy, but I really liked the gothic vibe and the twists.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Amy Lee

    I didn't like the Little Women adaptation, but the rest are pretty good.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Katherine

    Beatifully illustrated, but too much of the text from Little Women has been edited and paraphrased.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jim

  10. 5 out of 5

    Grace

  11. 4 out of 5

    Scott

  12. 4 out of 5

    Susan

  13. 4 out of 5

    Vijaya

  14. 5 out of 5

    Dana

  15. 5 out of 5

    Ms T

  16. 5 out of 5

    dukes05

  17. 4 out of 5

    Ricki

  18. 5 out of 5

    Shadowcthuhlu

  19. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

  20. 4 out of 5

    Viola

  21. 4 out of 5

    Patricia

  22. 5 out of 5

    lexie

  23. 5 out of 5

    Berenice

  24. 4 out of 5

    Chechoui

  25. 4 out of 5

    BOB RUST

  26. 5 out of 5

    BU0029

  27. 4 out of 5

    Erin

  28. 4 out of 5

    Danry Ocampo

  29. 5 out of 5

    Holiztic

  30. 5 out of 5

    Lesley

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