Title: The Wind in the Willows Author: Russell Punter Illustrator: Xavier Bonet Genre/ issues: Graphic novel. Friendship.
Title: The Wizard of Oz Author: Russell Punter Illustrator: Simona Bursi Genre/ issues: Graphic novel. Family. Home.
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These @usborne_books graphic novel adaptations of some children’s classics are delightful! I only vaguely remember reading Wind in the Willows growing up, but The Wizard of Oz was one of my favourites, and it made my heart happy to revisit them both in these beautifully illustrated graphics. Yay for the silver shoes!!! Sweet, accessible for younger readers, and true to the source material, these would be great introductions to the classics for your middle grade readers – and a great way to get kids hooked on graphic novel, which you know is my jam right now!
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