April 22 2021

Classic Tales as Graphic Novels

The Wind in the Willows and The Wizard of Oz

The Wind in the Willows and The Wizard of Oz

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. 

Shop local where you can: For Australian readers, you can find this book on Booktopia, or support your local independent bookstore. US readers, check out Bookshop.org.

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!

#TamaraReads #2021readingchallenge 28-29/2021

Happy reading,




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Posted April 22, 2021 by Tamara Reads in category Book chat, Children's Books, Graphic Novels

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She/her. On Whadjuk Noongar land. NSWPRC Officer, Teacher Librarian, English teacher and social media advocate. I've been teaching in Western Sydney for my entire teaching career, and love my job more than I love Neil Gaiman. (That's a lot, in case you're wondering!) I stalk authors (but always politely), fangirl over books, and drink coffee. And one of my guilty prides about my children is that they all have favourite authors. All opinions are my own.

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