Les Miserables

Les Miserables

by Marcia Williams


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Victor Hugo’s epic masterpiece is retold and illustrated by Marcia Williams in her signature comic-book style.

Travel back to nineteenth-century France with ex-convict Jean Valjean as he tries to put his criminal past behind him and his fate intertwines with the ruthless Inspector Javert, determined to put Valjean back behind bars; the poor factory worker Fantine, whose struggle to provide for her child leads to her death; her orphaned daughter, Cosette, whom Valjean saves from poverty and neglect; and Cosette’s besotted suitor, Marius. As a revolution sweeps through Paris, can Valjean elude Javert and secure a happy life for Cosette before all is lost? Follow their story in Marcia Williams’s entertaining and easily digestible retelling for young readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763674762
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 02/24/2015
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 771,076
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Marcia Williams has written and illustrated many books and retold a number of classics in her warm, accessible comic-strip style. She lives in London.

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Les Miserables 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
LiterateLibrarian More than 1 year ago
This book is something between a picture book and a graphic novel. Marcia Williams does a fairly decent job covering all of the main points of Victor Hugo's original novel of poverty, despair, love and redemption. The pictures are nice and do a good job of portraying the mood of each main story event. The only problem I had with the book is that it reads a bit like a student's book report: "The months went by. Fantine was close to starvation and developed a cough and fever" and "Yet he still had no money, and she had gone away. He tore a page out of his notebook and scribbled a message". The writing is very: this happened, then this happened, then this. It would be difficult to condense a 1200+ page book into 57 pages, so Williams did a fine job with that. but it would have been nice to have more emotion and feeling in the tale. This book is great for younger readers and those who want to know Hugo's story but don't have a lot of time.