Graphic novels appeal will make these a popular pick for self-selected reading; Excellent choice for hi-lo or reluctant readers; Information on the original tale, a guide to the story's twists and visual discussion questions will critically engage readers; Empowering retellings of classic fairy tales put girls in charge of their own fate
Louise Simonson writes about monsters, science fiction and fantasy characters, and superheroes. She wrote the award-winning Power Pack series, several best-selling X-Men titles, Web of Spider-Man for Marvel Comics, and Superman: Man of Steel for DC Comics. She has also written many books for kids. She is married to comic artist and writer Walter Simonson and lives in the suburbs of New York City.
These graphic novels are designed very well for newer or struggling readers. The action-packed plots and the brevity of the stories (33 pages) are perfect for this group. . . . The scaffolding provided by the original fairy tales lets the reader know the basic story arcs and objectives...but the changes in characters' physical features, adjustments to some plot points, and modernized dialogue all heighten interest for elementary-aged readers. . . .readers who like quick reads and are intimidated by longer books and unfamiliar vocabulary will love them. Fans of Art Baltazar's Tiny Titans books who are willing to move outside the superhero realm should try the Far Out Fairy Tales series. * No Flying, No Tights *