Les Miserables

Category: Book
By (author): Williams, Marcia
Subject:  WEIRD / Graphic Novels
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Historical / Military & Wars
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / People & Places / Europe
Audience: young adult
Publisher: Candlewick
Published: February 2015
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 64
Size: 10.90in x 9.00in x 0.40in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*Victor Hugo's epic masterpiece is retold and illustrated by Marcia Williams in her signature comic-book style.

Travel back to nineteenth-century France with ex-convict Jean Valjean as he tries to put his criminal past behind him and his fate intertwines with the ruthless Inspector Javert, determined to put Valjean back behind bars; the poor factory worker Fantine, whose struggle to provide for her child leads to her death; her orphaned daughter, Cosette, whom Valjean saves from poverty and neglect; and Cosette's besotted suitor, Marius. As a revolution sweeps through Paris, can Valjean elude Javert and secure a happy life for Cosette before all is lost? Follow their story in Marcia Williams's entertaining and easily digestible retelling for young readers.
Review Quote*Lively, fluidly drawn watercolors.
-Kirkus Reviews

The wealth of [Williams's] imagination brings the tale to life for readers who may already have encountered the story in the form of the musical or its soundtrack.
-Publishers Weekly

Children who are daunted by the length of Hugo's masterpiece may find this brief introduction to the story more palatable.
-School Library Journal

A good introduction to the classic tale for middle-grade readers.

A highly entertaining, easily accessible adaptation to the epic masterpiece by Victor Hugo, this selection excels in every regard.
-from Kendal Rautzhan
Biographical NoteMarcia Williams has written and illustrated many books and retold a number of classics in her warm, accessible comic-strip style. She lives in London.