Pippo the Fool - Tracey E. Fern and Pau Estrada

Filippo (Pippo) Brunelleschi, a talented jeweler, seems to be wasting his time designing gadgets and sketching outlandish buildings. In Tracey Fern’s fictionalized history, Pippo The Fool (Charlesbridge, $15.95) wants to win the competition to design the dome for the cathedral in Florence and thus disprove his nickname. His solution is elegant and clever. Pau Estrada’s beautiful panoramas and detailed interior and exterior illustrations of glorious Florence introduce readers to Renaissance art history and architecture. Your family will want to hop the next plane. Ages 5-8.
Pippo the Fool By Tracey E. Fern, Pau Estrada (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tracey E. Fern, Pau Estrada (Illustrator)
$7.95
ISBN: 9781570917936
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Published: Charlesbridge - February 1st, 2011

The Young Inferno - John Agard, Satoshi Kitamura

With Aesop instead of Virgil guiding their hero to Hell and back, John Agard and illustrator Satoshi Kitamura give the teenage reader a daring ride in The Young Inferno (Frances Lincoln, $19.99). Agard writes snappy verse with references to the Dante original, Aesop’s fables, modern politics and street slang, all of which Kitamura illustrates with heavy black-and-white drawings that match this mod retelling. At the end of his ordeals, the hero lifts the trap door in the library to see a beautiful vision at the nearest table. Ages 15 up.

Classical Comics

Looking for a new way to read Shakespeare or Charlotte Bronte? Try Classical Comics ($16.95), which presents classic texts in graphic form. The comics that are written with the original text are especially good, combining the drama of the original language with awesome and intense graphics. Titles available include Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Henry V, Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Ages 14 up.
Macbeth the Graphic Novel: Original Text (Classical Comics) By William Shakespeare Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781906332440
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Published: Classical Comics - November 5th, 2008

Henry V the Graphic Novel: Original Text (Classical Comics) By William Shakespeare Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781906332419
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Classical Comics - November 5th, 2008

Jane Eyre the Graphic Novel: Original Text (Classical Comics: Original Text) By Charlotte Brontë Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781906332471
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Published: Classical Comics - January 6th, 2009

Frankenstein the Graphic Novel: Original Text (Classical Comics: Original Text) By Mary Shelley Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781906332495
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Published: Classical Comics - January 6th, 2009

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