Poems to See By: A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry

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These poems are illustrated as if they were comic strips. One artist illustrates the whole book, but he uses different styles for each poem. The poems are written in the frames, just like comic strips, but can be hard to read, so they are also printed normally after each comic strip. Illustrating poems seems like a really good idea, but other people may imagine different characters and scenes. All the different drawing styles are interesting, but the drawings don’t always fit the poems. Maybe some poems don’t make pictures. I didn’t like all the pictures—some are really annoying and cartoony (and I love cartoons!). I didn’t like all the poems, either. My favorite is the last poem, “Concientious Objector” by Edna St. Vincent Millay. All the military men are drawn as skeletons, and that is very creepy. I think this book is probably best for kids older than I am. These poems are maybe more interesting for older people—maybe grown-ups. Some of the cartoon interpretations are about how boring and dull grown-up life is, and I’m not worried about that yet!

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Author Julian Peters
Star Count 3.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 159 pages
Publish Date 2020-03-31
ISBN 9780874863185
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Issue July 2020
Category Sequential Art - Kids


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