Redwall: The Graphic Novel, Review

10 Aug

Redwall: The Graphic Novel by Brian Jacques

Plot: This is the story of Redwall in a graphic format. The story follows the young mouse Matthias on his journey to become a warrior and protector of the Redwall Abbey. The story follows classic journey format, with the likeable, young protagonist leaving on an epic quest. He receives help from unlikely friends as well as spirits from the past, all of whom contribute to Matthias’s success in saving the Redwall Abbey from the evil Cluny. The illustrations are done as pencil sketch style, and the characters’ faces are quite expressive. The text is kept simple, but tells a complete story (with the help of the illustrations).

Would you recommend this book? Yes and no. I personally find the graphic novel format a bit distracting to read. The panels are sometimes difficult to read in order, and the large amount of illustrations on each page seem to jumble together too much for me. While I personally would rather read a text-only version, I can see the appeal of the graphic novel to other readers.

3 stars

–Lisa

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