April 2011

Inspired by the magical relationship between gripping storytelling and the roar of the campfire, we encourage you to check out the Campfire Graphic Novels series. This new series features classic novels, such as Frankenstein and Alice in Wonderland, transformed into beautifully illustrated, dynamic graphic novels. The series includes original stories and biographies, and adaptations of myth and legends from around the world featuring some of the finest writers and artists.

Teacher Chris Wilson of the award-winning The Graphic Classroom blog highly recommends the Campfire Graphic Novel series saying, “They do what they are intended to do and do it in a way that excites kids about classic literature.”

Click here to read the full review.

Check out the video of Chris’ students discussing their favorites!

the life of frederick douglassTHE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS
A Graphic Narrative of a Slave’s Journey from Bondage to Freedom
by David F. Walker

To request a complimentary examination copy to review for classroom use, please contact us at K12education@edu.penguinrandomhouse.com or call us toll free at (844) 851-3955.

Based on his autobiographical writings and speeches, The Life of Frederick Douglass presents a complete illustrated portrait of the man who stood up and spoke out for freedom and equality, tracing his journey from slavery through his forbidden education to his escape and growing prominence as a speaker, abolitionist, and influential cultural figure during the Civil War and beyond.

Along the way, special features provide additional background on the history of slavery in the United States, the development of photography (which would play a key role in the spread of Douglass’s image and influence), and the Civil War. The Life of Frederick Douglass provides an up-close-and-personal look at a history-making American who was larger than life.