Chilling tales of horror : dark graphic short stories

by Rodríguez, Pedro, 1973-

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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Monroeville Public Library Teen Books Y CHILLING
Location  Monroeville Public Library
 
Collection  Teen Books
 
Call Number  Y CHILLING
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Graphic Novels J Graphic Novel Chilling
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Graphic Novels
 
Call Number  J Graphic Novel Chilling
 
 
Summary
Let illustrator Pedro Rodríguez lead you into a world of terror, insanity, and the supernatural with these seven classic horror stories that will keep you awake at night: The Hand by Guy de Maupassant; Sir Dominick's Bargain by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu; The House of Nightmare by Edward Lucas White; The Vampire by John William Polidori; House B on Camden Hill by Catherine Crowe; The Body Snatcher by Robert Louis Stevenson; and The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe. This book includes safe 'PG' text and illustrations. This collection also includes a brief biography of each author.
Contents
The hand / Guy de Maupassant
Sir Dominick's bargain / Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
The house of nightmare / Edward Lucas White
The vampire / John William Polidori
House B... on Camden Hill / Catherine Crowe
The body snatcher / Robert Louis Stevenson
The black cat / Edgar Allan Poe.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "From the cobwebbed annals of the promising new Dark Graphic Novels series comes this collection of seven classic tales of the macabre as interpreted by the talented Rodriguez. His style is immediately apparent: small, orderly panels; primly lined characters; a tendency to the sepia-tone; and a devotion to closely kerned lettering that demands a bit of leaning in toward the page. In other words, perfect for the mannered, old-fashioned tone of these spine tinglers. Each piece succeeds by its own standards. Guy de Maupassant's The Hand and Edward Lucas White's The House of Nightmares work as campfire-story jolts, while longer tales, like John William Polidori's The Vampire, juggle multiple characters and continents with a confident, building sense of dread. The most famous story, Poe's The Black Cat, is fine, though the best is Robert Louis Stevenson's grave-robbing horror The Body Snatcher, in which Rodriguez finally lets his controlled hand loose. Having the authors themselves narrate adds a not-unpleasant whiff of the educational readers may indeed seek out the originals after this experience.--Kraus, Daniel Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Dark graphic novels.
Subjects Horror tales.
Horror comic books, strips, etc. -- Spain.
Graphic novels -- Spain.
Publisher Berkeley Heights, NJ :Enslow Publishers,2013
Other Titles Historias para no dormir.
Contributors Pontoriero, Stacey Juana.
Language English
Notes "Dark graphic novels" - cover
Translation of Historias para no dormir.
Originally published: Barcelona : Parramón Ediciones, 2010.
Description 96 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 96).
ISBN 9780766040854 (lib. bdg.)
0766040852 (lib. bdg.)
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