- Age Range: 8 - 11 years
- Grade Level: 3 and up
- Lexile Measure: 540L (What's this?)
- Series: Graphic Spin
- Library Binding: 40 pages
- Publisher: Stone Arch Books (January 1, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 143421897X
- ISBN-13: 978-1434218971
- Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.2 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,983,889 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Tall Tale of Paul Bunyan: The Graphic Novel (Graphic Spin) Library Binding – January 1, 2010
From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 3 Classic American tales are retold with energetic, cartoon depictions meant to emphasize the outrageous entertainment elements. Both books are summary compilations of many storiess, stripped to their essence, and they feel a little short because of it, with Pecos Bill feeling the most choppy and episodic. By replacing the traditional purple, shaggy-dog prose with over-the-top illustrations, each volume does successfully recapture the bombastic scope of the original stories, but the content remains slim. And while both books end with a glossary, discussion questions, and other educational filler, children might have simply wanted more or fuller tales. Of particular note is that in addition to the frenetic artwork in Paul Bunyan, the book is complemented by excellent design work that mixes advertising tropes with frontier photographic elements to help reinforce the legendary quality of the myth. Benjamin Russell, Belmont High School, NH
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The tall tale of Paul Bunyan is hilariously retold in graphic novel format, giving new life to the story of the biggest woodsmen who ever lived. In this retelling, Paul wears wagon wheels for shirt buttons, hires seven assistant woodsmen, all named Elmer, --Childrens Literature Database
Classic American tales are retold with energetic, cartoon depictions meant to emphasize the outrageous entertainment elements. Both books are summary compilations of many stories, stripped to their essence, and they feel a little short because of it, with --School Library Journal