Graphic Novel Review: ‘The Witches’

The Witches: The Graphic Novel” by Roald Dahl and Pénélope Bagieu

Source: Library

Genre: Children’s Fiction, Fantasy

Summary:

Witches are real, and they are very, very dangerous. They wear ordinary clothes and have ordinary jobs, living in ordinary towns all across the world — and there’s nothing they despise more than children. When an eight-year-old boy and his grandmother come face-to-face with the Grand High Witch herself, they may be the only ones who can stop the witches’ latest plot to stamp out every last child in the country!

This full-color graphic novel edition of Roald Dahl’s The Witches, adapted and illustrated by Eisner Award winner Pénélope Bagieu, is the first-ever Dahl story to appear in this format. Graphic novel readers and Roald Dahl fans alike will relish this dynamic new take on a uniquely funny tale.

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Books On Disney+

Anyone a fan of seeing books adapted for the screen? Here’s a round up of movies based on books on Disney+.

Consider pairing them with the book to make a great family discussion!

Disney pulls from a lot of fairy tales or other classic lore & novels so we’ll pass on those movies for now. Besides, you probably already know they’re based on books.

Last updated: 9/26/20

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Book Resources For Readers Stuck At Home

Hello readers. Many of us are quarantined for the foreseeable future. I want to help you out the best way I can: sharing resources. There will be resources for everyone from young & pre-readers to middle/high school readers to you Booklanders, (who are likely adult readers).

Some of the resources may be directed towards parents/adults of a particular age group since you are now likely home educating your children.

I will update this post as I can with new links.

Last updated: 5/20/20

Related: I’ve got a Pinterest board for those who unexpectedly homeschooling their kids.

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Backlist Review: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”

This isn’t my first attempt at book blogging. I ran The Cheap Reader for a number of years before burning out. I’m dusting off some of my reviews and giving them new life over here.

“Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows” by J. K. Rowling

Genre: Children’s Fiction, Fantasy

Source: Bought

More Harry Potter

Summary:

Harry is waiting in Privet Drive. The Order of the Phoenix is coming to escort him safely away without Voldemort and his supporters knowing – if they can. But what will Harry do then? How can he fulfil the momentous and seemingly impossible task that Professor Dumbledore has left him?

Harry has been burdened with a dark, dangerous and seemingly impossible task: that of locating and destroying Voldemort’s remaining Horcruxes. Never has Harry felt so alone, or faced a future so full of shadows. But Harry must somehow find within himself the strength to compete the task he has been given. He must leave the warmth, safety and companionship of the Burrow and follow without fear or hesitation the inexorable path laid out for him …

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