Louis Riel : a comic-strip biography /
Chester Brown.
Hardcover ed.
Montréal : Drawn and Quarterly, 2003.
272 p. : ill., port.
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Montréal : Drawn and Quarterly, 2003.
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Includes index.
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Appeared in Library Journal on 2004-01-01:
Brown (The Little Man; Ed the Happy Clown) has taken a brave step into what one hopes will be a popular new genre: historical biographical graphic novels. He successfully walks the thin line between cynicism and romanticism in this presentation of Riel's attempt to protect the people of the Northwest from expansionist Canada's unfair rule. Riel was the leader of the M?tis people (mixed-blood French, English, and Cree) of what is now Manitoba, who fought to protect their land from 1869 to 1885, when Riel was hanged for treason. Brown packs in dates and events and gives voice to every side of every issue while milking the story for maximum drama and interest-readers won't be able to turn the pages fast enough. Brown dedicates full pages of panels to the realization of a character's thought or the full expression of an emotion. This is the work of a confident artist, sure to gain the respect of those readers as yet unfamiliar with GNs and to educate youth who would otherwise not dream of picking up a history text. Recommended for all public libraries.-Khadijah Caturani, "Library Journal" Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Quill & Quire, November 2003
Library Journal, January 2004
Booklist, February 2004
PW Annex Reviews, April 2004
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