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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD - THE GRAPHIC NOVEL (PREVIEW)

To Kill a MockingbirdIn 1960, Harper Lee wrote a 281-page novel about a single-parent family from Maycomb, Alabama, which gallantly told a coming-of-age tale that touched upon such subjects as racism, intolerance, hypocrisy, and heroism, filtered through a troubled time within American history. According to Ms. Lee, she based certain characters, events, and places on real-life people, incidents, and locations she once knew while growing up in this said-same borough. Although, please don’t allow that simple summary to fool you, dear reader, because this book is a brilliant book, a really brilliant book, going so far as to win a Pulitzer Prize one year after it was released, 1961, before being made into a multi-award winning film starring Gregory Peck, Robert Duvall, and Brock Peters. Here, check out the following video clip to hear a brief synopsis of...


To Kill a Mockingbird




Today, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ has become an iconic parable of heroism and hate that many of us look up to and aspire to preserve. So much so, in fact, that Penguin Books has decided to adapt it into a 288-page graphic novel, designed and illustrated by Fred Fordham. Priced at £16.99, this pastel coloured hardback revolves around three members of the Finch Family, namely, Jean Finch (Scout): A six year old girl who’s inquisitive, stubborn, and short in stature; her brother, Jeremy Finch (Jem): A nine year old boy who’s determined, gullible, and proud to stand his ground; along with their father, Atticus Finch (Atticus): A highly respected lawyer who’s as honest as the day is long. Now, throughout the course of their adventure, each of these kind-hearted characters encounters and copes with a variety of different problems, which includes: What happened to Mrs. Finch? Why are people racist? Is justice always just? And who’s Boo Radley? If you want to know more, then please feel free to check out the following eight-page preview and accompanying video. Please enjoy.


To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird


Creator Bios:

To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee

Nelle Harper Lee was born in Monroeville, Alabama, on the 28th of April, 1926, and she died in the same part of the country on the 19th of February, 2016. She’s best known for winning the Pulitzer Prize for her top-selling book, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, as well as for being a close personal friend to another well-respected author, Truman Capote. As a matter of fact, Harper helped Truman research his award-winning book, ‘In Cold Blood’, and based the character of Dill on him too! Dill is predominantly featured throughout ‘Mockingbird’, and is a good friend to the two Finch children.


To Kill a Mockingbird
Fred Fordham

Despite studying Politics and Philosophy at Sussex University, Fred Fordham is generally best known for drawing comic books, painting portraits, and writing and illustrating a number of very memorable stories. This includes 'Nightfall' (published in France by Editions Delcourt), 'The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship' (Philip Pullman’s debut graphic novel), as well as contributing to 'The Phoenix Comic', 'The Guardian', and David Lloyd’s online magazine, 'Aces Weekly'. He was born in London in 1985 and he’s still painting to this very day.



Now for any more information please don’t hesitate to check out the official penguin website, facebook, instagram, and twitter pages. Trust me, this graphic novel does its source material proud, and I personally would highly recommend it. So go on, pick up a copy via Amazon today!

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD - THE GRAPHIC NOVEL (PREVIEW) TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD - THE GRAPHIC NOVEL (PREVIEW) Reviewed by David Lee Andrews on November 27, 2018 Rating: 5

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