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Dark Graphic Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Series: Dark Graphic Novels

By Denise Despeyroux

Edgar Allan Poe goes down in history as the inventor of the detective story and the master of the macabre. Playwright and theater director Denise Despeyroux and illustrator Miquel Serratosa take you on a dark, mysterious journey through three of Poe's short stories: embark on a treasure hunt in "The Gold Bug"; visit an insane asylum in "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether"; and face psychological terror in "The Fall of the House of Usher." This title includes safe 'PG' text and illustrations.

Library Bound Book978-0-7660-4086-1$33.94$25.45

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"…the idea that these stories will be passed on to teens, who may then go on to read the originals, is a good thing...a good addition to any young adult graphic novel collection and an inventive way to make some new Poe fans."

BookLinx Book Evaluation Program

"…a great way to introduce junior high/high school to classic literature in a form they are more comfortable with."

Southern Maine Library District, September 17, 2013

"This dark graphic novel is appropriate for upper middle level and high school level readers . . . useful to readers who want to be exposed to Edgar Allan Poe's work, but who find Poe's language difficult to understand."

Southern Maine Library District, September 19, 2012

"While Poe’s writing is dark and macabre, the contents of and artwork in the book would be considered PG and appropriate for middle school."

Richardson Independent School District, March 18, 2013

"Any student that enjoys Poe’s stories, graphic novels, or horror will enjoy this book."

Southwest Ohio and Neighboring Libraries, April 3, 2013

"If you need this classic in graphic format, this would be a good choice."

BayViews, December 2012

"The adaptations of the stories are simple, clear and easy to comprehend . . . Fans of Edgar Allan Poe and scary stories will definitely enjoy."

Arlington Independent School District, December 3, 2012

"This book is an entertaining surprise that will appeal equally to horror and graphic novel fans."

Denver Public Schools, December 9, 2012

"Durable, chilling, and in graphic-novel format—what more could librarians want out of a horror series?"

The Horn Book Guide, Spring 2013

"This series takes some of literature’s most famous horror stories and adapts them with accompanying, chilling illustrations . . . Readers used to graphic novels will effortlessly navigate the layouts, and those new to the genre will appreciate the creative idiosyncrasies of each illustrator."

Library Media Connection, March/April 2013

"Great attention to detail exists in the drawings . . . A perfect book to share on a camping trip under the stars or read by flashlight at home on a night when electric power fails. Just spooky enough to thrill but not enough to give younger readers nightmares."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, September 2012

". . . adapts three Poe stories and successfully captures a creepy tone with decidedly PG handling . . . All the stories are given literate and accessible treatment and, appropriate to the age range, steer fairly clearly of true horror."

Booklist, November 15, 2012

"The three volumes in the Dark Graphic Novels series masterfully illustrate many of the most chilling horror stories of classic literature, adapting the texts using simplified language and captivating pictorial design. Each book has a unique artistic style, but the series still offers a cohesive collection . . . especially as a classroom tool, these books will draw readers and leave them with a satisfying and captivating re-telling."

VOYA, October 2012

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