Honestly, if you wanted to find an author who could tell a story of Diana of Themyscira’s youthful adventures, you could hardly do better than Shannon Hale. Hale’s Princess in Black series, the charming adventures of a young princess who leads a secret life as a superhero, was one of the first chapter books we shared with our daughter. We absolutely loved them. DC chose well. Hale’s take on Diana shows us the lonely life of an only child in a society of adults. Everyone […]
As is tradition at our house, we open our Cannonball books on Christmas Eve. tiny_bookbot, LouBear was so excited to get the two Shannon Hale graphic novels! And the bookmark magnets are beautiful. HUGE thanks from me to ellesfena for American Royals, Exile from Eden, and the adorable book magnet. Love them and can’t wait to start reading. We are so grateful to be a part of such a lovely community. Happy holidays to all!
I was going to review three of these new DC graphic novels for younger readers together. However, each one is so different that they each need their own review. Diana: Princess of the Amazons is a decent story with a good lesson and lots of girl power. It is the story of how a princess called Diana starts to learn about becoming Wonder Woman. It is for ages 7 to 10. And, while boys could read, I do think that it is aimed more at […]
Best Friends is Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham’s second relatable for the 10 and up crowd graphic novel. Adults can see themselves, too (then and now) in this book about being a sixth grader where when you think you have it figured out, everything changes. Again. A fast-paced story takes Shannon and her friends through the trials of growing up. The year is 1985 but it could be anytime. Friendships change, boys are no longer “off limits” for friends, you still only play with the […]
#cbr11bingo #ILoveThis (Warning long review) This is the second time I have read Real Friends by Shannon Hale. And it is still as good, if not better this time around. The great thing about this newer generation of graphic novels is that they are so much more relatable than they used to be. Of course, there is still the stigma that they are “just comics” but even “back in the day” they were so much more than that. Books like Shannon Hale, Jennifer Holm or […]