Presenting Mark Twain's timeless stories of Tom Sawyer and his friends Joe Harper and Huckleberry Finn, brilliantly brought to graphic novel through Frederique Voulyze's vibrant art. Sawyer's adventures including pirating on the Mississippi River, schoolyard fisticuffs, and his genius fence-painting scheme, haven't lost any of their appeal over a hundred years after Twain first wrote this classic novel. Almost every young boy or girl fantasizes of tagging along with Tom and Huck, sharing their incredible escapades. Through Morvan's adaptation and Voulyze's art, the reader can live the fantasy of exploring the muddy banks of the Mississippi, tagging along with Tom and his friends through experiences that never grow old.
About the Author
Jean David Morvan is a French comics writer who has scripted many graphic novels for Delcourt. He currently writes "Spirou et Fantasio," "Sir Pyle,"
"Merlin" and "Wake" in France where he lives and works. He has been nominated multiple times for the Youth Comics Award at the Angouleme International Comics Festival in France.
Severine Lefebvre is a frequent collaborator of Jean David Morvan. She is deeply influenced by Japanese Manga, especially the films of Hayao Miyazaki.
In addition to "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" Lefebvre has illustrated "The Wake Chronicles" graphic novels as well as provide the illustration for poetry collections in France.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In Lefèbvre’s bio at the back of the book, she states that The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is her first full-length graphic novel. That is surprising! Her manga-inspired artwork visually puts a new spin on Tom Sawyer for a new generation of readers. The color palette manages to be quaint yet fun and vibrant at the same time and still respectful to the historical period. The artwork for the town and interiors of buildings and homes is very picturesque and captures the essence of this Mississippi River rural community from long ago quite well. The characters wear their hearts on their sleeve, their manga-inspired facial expressions are full of emotion which adds another layer of interest to the story. Admittedly, I have not read the novel, so I cannot state with authority how well the adaptation was done. But with the graphic novel clocking in at 144 pages and with plenty of dialogue boxes, I feel the story had plenty of time to develop and be a respectful homage to Twain’s original text. A good fun read for a young reader. isniffbooks[dot]wordpress[dot]com Disclosure: I received a complimentary review copy from Papercutz. The opinions are my own.