Just like there are great graphic novel adaptations of classic literature, the library also has a host of modern classics that combine word and image. These adaptations can make a moving story even more powerful with the addition of illustrations. Here are just a few examples from our adult and teen collections.
EYE OF THE WORLD
By Robert Jordan and Chuck Dixon
Artwork by Chase Conley
In this first volume of the WHEEL OF TIME SERIES, Ran al’Thor and his friends flee their home village, and are barely ahead of the pursuing Trollocs and Draghkar. Will the young people learn what they need to know in order to survive this dangerous world?
ENDER’S GAME : BATTLE SCHOOL
By Orson Scott Card and Christopher Yost
Artwork by Pasqual Ferry and Frank D'Armata
The Earth is in a desperate fight against a deadly alien race, and one child, Ender Wiggin, may be the key to saving mankind.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
Artwork by Emily Carroll
Melinda starts her freshman year at Merryweather High School friendless and an outcast, all because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops. Now, no one will listen to her, but what secrets could Melinda be keeping inside?
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES
By Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen, and Tony Lee
Artwork by Cliff Richards
A plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton that causes the dead to return to life. Heroine Elizabeth Bennett is determined to wipe out the zombies, but will a haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy distract her from her mission?
By Paulo Coelho and Derek Ruiz
Artwork by Daniel Sampere
Shepherd boy Santiago travels from his homeland of Spain to Egypt in search of a treasure in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets several interesting individuals who help Santiago in his quest. Soon his quest becomes more than a search to find worldly goods and turns into a discovery of self-discovery and worth.
By Octavia Butler and Damian Duffy
Artwork by Nnedi Okorafor
A young black writer from 1970s California finds herself transported through space and time to antebellum Maryland. She soon discovers that her very existence depends on protecting Rufus, a conflicted white child, slaveholder, and progenitor. This is a powerful look at the disturbing effects of slavery on all who it chained together.
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