Item description for The Prince & the Pauper (Manga Literary Classics series) by YKids...
Combining the exciting graphics of manga style with classic stories, these beloved worksby literary icons areaccessibleandentertaining to today's children, as well as educational---each story is accompanied by atime line that puts the story's events in historical perspective. Visually stunning, this series is a beautifully updatedversion of yesterday's literary comics, sure to hook young readers on theseperennial classics and thewritten word. Manga, one of the fastest growing segments of children's literature, isincredibly popular amongst school-age children and lends itself exceptionally well to the vivid stories in this series.
Following the adventures of Tom Canty, a poor boy who trades places with his look-a-like, the young Prince Edward, this classic story by Mark Twain recounts the boys' difficult adjustment to their new circumstances and their even more difficult adjustment back to their original lives. A biting social commentary told with wit and compassion, this colorful manga version of the story offers valuable lessons about class and privilege to today's young readers.
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