The Smurfs Anthology #1

The Smurfs Anthology #1

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by Peyo
     
 

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When the Belgian cartoonist Peyo created a village of cute little woodland creatures for his heroes Johan and Peewit to discover, he couldn't have known that they would wildly outgrow those humble origins to become a worldwide phenomenon all on their own. More than 50 years later, The Smurfs continue to delight us all with their silliness, bravery, heroism, and

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When the Belgian cartoonist Peyo created a village of cute little woodland creatures for his heroes Johan and Peewit to discover, he couldn't have known that they would wildly outgrow those humble origins to become a worldwide phenomenon all on their own. More than 50 years later, The Smurfs continue to delight us all with their silliness, bravery, heroism, and heart, and now we finally have a definitive collection of Peyo's original comics to see where it all began.

Newly remastered and presented in original publication order, along with a Smurfy collection of historical notes and photographs, the stories in this volume introduce us to Papa Smurf, Gargamel, Smurfette, and the rest of the village in some of the most highly regarded comics the medium has ever known.

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From the Publisher

“Entertaining and endearing.” —SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

“Cartooning's craftsmanship at its height.” —THE COMICS JOURNAL

“Remarkably timeless.” —NEWSARAMA

“Any story with the Smurfs will elicit a nostalgic feel, but this will also bring in new fans.” —NO FLYING, NO TIGHTS

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597074179
Publisher:
Papercutz
Publication date:
06/25/2013
Series:
Smurfs Graphic Novels Series, #1
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
216,461
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.16(h) x 0.68(d)
Age Range:
7 - 17 Years

Meet the Author


Peyo created The Smurfs in his comic strip "Johan and Peewit." Peyo wrote and drew several extremely popular comic series in Europe throughout his storied career. In 2008 the country of Belgium celebrated the 50th Anniversary of The Smurfs by issuing a 5 Euro coin featuring his beloved creation.

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The Smurfs Anthology #1 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This_Kid_Reviews_Books More than 1 year ago
Have you ever heard of the Smurfs? Well, the Smurfs are mythical creatures that are rarely seen. They are little blue men living in the mushrooms of a forest. The Smurfs were first created in a comic called Johan & Peewit where they made an appearance. The Smurfs got their own comic and have been around for 50 years now! This Anthology of Smurf stories from Papercutz are the original stories in order (plus the book, Johan & Peewit #9, where the Smurfs are introduced)! There are 6 translated (they were originally in French) stories/books in all (The Purple Smurfs, The Flying Smurf, The Smurf King, etc.). Papercutz has created a great Smurf collection of stories! In The Purple Smurfs, an evil Bzz fly starts a plague of evil purple Smurfs, in the Smurf King, the Smurfs accidentally elect a tyrant to lead them while Papa Smurf is gone, and much more! These were really great stories. I hadn’t read them before even though I am a fan of the Smurfs (I have read more modern stories). I also like the bonus “Johan and Peewit” story. I like how the Smurfs are in that book too and how Papa Smurf is the only Smurf that speaks Smurf and English. It is neat to see the history of how the Smurfs came about. I also like the artwork and how the Smurfs are drawn slightly different from what I’ve seen – they are more like gnomes and all look the same (except Papa Smurf). The colors were magnifique! I like the editor’s notes in the book and how they tell about how ideas came and things that had happened to make certain things the way they are now. I think this anthology is a must-read for Smurf Fans and young readers. **NOTE I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.