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A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.


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Sunday, May 13, 2012

123: Rudyard Kipling's How the Leopard Got His Spots: The Graphic Novel

Rudyard Kipling's How the Leopard Got His Spots: The Graphic Novel by Sean Tulien. Illustrated by Pedro Rodriguez (US) - (Canada)
Graphic Spin

Pages: 39
Ages: 8+
Finished: Apr. 24, 2012
First Published: Jan. 2012, 2012
Publisher: Stone Arch Books
Genre: children, graphic novel, folktale
Rating: 5/5


First sentence: "Back in the days when everybody started fair..."

Publisher's Summary: "In this graphic retelling of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale, a leopard finds a way to hide when the Ethiopian covers him with spots."

Acquired: Received a review copy from Capstone Press.

Reason for Reading: Graphic Spin is my favourite series from this publisher!

Loved this one even more than the Camel book!  In this book the narrator tells the story, and the animals & Ethiopian can hear him.  They talk back to him quite often and it's quite hilarious.  It doesn't mention who the illustrator has worked for in the past as an animator, but these animals facial expressions had me thinking Dreamworks' "Madagascar" big time.  They are that personified.  Though nobody dies in the book don't get too attached to the game animals, the leopard and Ethiopian are the heroes of this story.  A wonderful retelling, in keeping with the mood of the original.

Would love to get the other two books in this set for Keepers.

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