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How the Leopard Got His Spots: The Graphic Novel
How the Leopard Got His Spots: The Graphic Novel
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How the Leopard Got His Spots: The Graphic Novel

In this retelling of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale, a leopard finds a way to hide when the Ethiopian covers him with spots. Told in graphic novel format.

 
Dewey741.5
  
Reading LevelGrades 1-3
Interest LevelGrades 3-6
GRLM
Lexile LevelGN 430L
ATOS Level2.8
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #149343
  
Text TypeLiterature: Narrative
  
ISBN978-1-4342-3223-6
PublisherStone Arch Books
BrandGraphic Spin
Copyright2012
  
Page Dimensions7" x 10"
Page Count40
LanguagesEnglish
BindingReinforced Library Binding
Hardcover
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School Library Journal - C. J. Connor, Campbell County Public Library, Cold Spring, KY

"These adaptations are divided into categories to look like research logs. “Research” features a brief profile of the camel or the leopard, its habitat, and natural prey or nearby animals. “Kipling’s Observation” is a highly abridged version of the “Just So” story, supplemented by cartoon bubbles that extend the action and add humor. The ending poem in each story appears in full, followed by a more extended profile of the character. A “Learn More” segment features terms, discussion questions, and opportunities for further exploration. The final section profiles Kipling and the author and illustrator. Overall, fans of Kipling won’t find much of his original story here, but the power of the graphic novel to move readers into further exploration of an author’s work could rectify that. The over-the-top depictions of wide-eyed animals with exaggerated expressions will please fans of the film Madagascar or Disney’s Aladdin, à la Dinn. The log format does little to add to the books’ appeal but discussion questions and further research opportunities are always welcome." - School Library Journal

July 1, 2012

SLJ's Good Comics for Kids blog - Esther Keller

"Tulien integrates some of Kipling’s original language into the narration. What’s so clever? He has the characters, the animals and the Ethiopian, interacting with the narrator. (We don’t see a narrator; we just see the narrative text.) Even some of the dialogue is Kipling’s original language, which not only makes the text more authentic but adds flavor to the comic, making it more than just a dry adaptation, like so many classic comic adaptations. . . .a great way to introduce and new readers to these stories—and get them hooked." - SLJ's Good Comics for Kids blog

August 29, 2012

Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling

Joseph Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay, India, on December 30, 1865. He is best known for his short story collections The Jungle Book, published in 1894, and Just So Stories, published in 1902. He wrote a variety of other short stories, including 'Kim' and 'The Man Who Would Be King,' and many poems. In 1907, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature, becoming the first English-language writer and youngest person to win the award. On January 18, 1936, he died in London at age 70.

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