William Shakespeare’s Hamlet: A Graphic Novel – adapted by Malini Roy, illustrated by Naresh Kumar

  William Shakespeare’s Hamlet: A Graphic Novel – adapted by Malini Roy, illustrated by Naresh Kumar, Campfire, (9789381182512), 2019

Format: Paperback

Genre: Graphic Novel

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 3

What did you like about the book?  This graphic novel adaptation of Shakespeare’s play stays true to the classic.  The graphic novel follows the scenes and acts of the original and includes all of the relevant action.  The text has been edited down, but the dialogue that remains is enough to tell the story in full. The illustrations are detailed so that each character is easily recognizable through their costumes.  This is a good introduction or overview of the play.

Anything you didn’t like about it?  No

To whom would you recommend this book?  This is a good way to introduce Shakespeare to new readers that gives them the basics of the play.  

Who should buy this book?  Public Libraries and high school libraries

Where would you shelve it?  Graphic novels

Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles? No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review: 7/21/19          


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