Reviews for El extra├▒o caso del Dr. Jekyll y Mr. Hyde / The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Library Media Connection Reviews 2011 May/June
Retold by Carl Bowen, these graphic novels are a great introduction to classics for young readers. Each is engaging and maintains suspense. Both titles will interest readers who enjoy mystery, adventure, and the unknown. The Spanish translations are very fluent with vocabulary and language use that is appropriate for the intended audience. The art shows the reader a turn of the century London that is dark, scary, and foggy. It also shows the incredible undersea world imagined by Verne. Through the images you can sense Captain Nemo's pain and anger and see the dichotomy of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde-two classics presented in an excellent graphic novel format. For the inquisitive reader the books provide interesting information about the undersea world and medical discoveries in the appendix of each book. Each novel has five chapters, questions for debate, and a proposal for writing. Glossary. Websites. Index. Highly Recommended. Ximena Diez-Jackson, Library Technician, CÚsar Ch├ívez Eleme tary School, Davis, California ┬Č 2011 Linworth Publishing, Inc.