NPR’s Summer Reading List Includes Graphic Novels

June 29, 2007

From the article–“Summer Reads for Former Recess Rebels” by

Mouse Guard HC

Mouse Guard Volume One: Fall 1152 by David Peterson

Mouse Guard is medieval intrigue among mice. “If there exists anyone who is unmoved by the sheer, giddy awesomeness that is manifest in a fight scene between a crab and a sword-wielding mouse in a teensy purple cape, I don’t want to meet them.”


Phonogram: Rue Britannia by Kieron Gillen and Jamie Mckelvie

“This dark, ruthless fantasy posits a world where pop music is dangerously potent magic with the power to reshape a person’s very soul.”

Scott Pilgrim

Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O’Malley

“[Scott Pilgrim] is effortlessly, albeit nerdily, cool, and his exploits, which O’Malley will win you over.”

The Plain Janes

The Plain Janes by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg

From DC Comics’ Minx, a new imprint aimed at teenage girls, The Plain Janes is a “tale of Jane, a city teen who starts a secret “art gang” upon finding herself exiled to a suburban high school…”



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