Item description for Gulliver's Travels (Manga Literary Classics series) by Ykids...
Overview In graphic novel format, retells Swift's tale of an eighteenth-century Englishman shipwrecked on the island of Lilliput, where the people are six inches tall.
Publishers Description Young readers will be hooked on this adventuresome tale of travels to faraway lands and encounters with strange people, while older readers will enjoy the story's timeless social and political satire, in this manga-style retelling. Eye-catching graphics bring Lemuel Gulliver and his journeys to extraordinary imaginary countries, such as Brobdingnag, Lilliput, and Luggnagg, to life. About the Manga Literary Classics series: Combining the exciting graphics of manga style with classic stories, these beloved works by literary icons are accessible and entertaining to today's children, as well as educational--each story is accompanied by a time line that puts the story's events in historical perspective. Visually stunning, this series is a beautifully updated version of yesterday's literary comics, sure to hook young readers on these perennial classics and the written word. Manga, one of the fastest growing segments of children's literature, is incredibly popular amongst school-age children and lends itself exceptionally well to the vivid stories in this series.
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Studio: YoungJin Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6.75" Height: 10" Weight: 0.76 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2007
Publisher YoungJin Singapore Pte. Ltd.
ISBN 9810549415 ISBN13 9789810549411
Availability 0 units.
More About Ykids
YKids, an imprint of YoungJin Singapore Pte. Ltd., is the publisher of the Educational Manga Comics series."
Reviews - What do customers think about Gulliver's Travels (Manga Literary Classics series)?
Limited to Lilliput, and very bland art Apr 21, 2008
While it's a fair representation of the first and most famous of Gulliver's travels, the voyage to Lilliput, it's kind of a disservice to represent the title as the whole of Swift's classic tale. As for the art, it's hard to justify calling it "manga" since it's full color, and without any of the stylization and humor that a reader of traditional Japanese-produced manga might come to expect.
In short, this is a limited adaptation of a classic, perhaps suitable as an introduction of the story to younger readers, but with little appeal to anyone who knows the story or is expecting "manga." Not recommended.