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Great Stories of Courage: Graphic Novels Three in One (The Call of the Wild, The Red Badge of Courage, Treasure Island) Review by Charlsie Swadley

Weekly Reader Publishing
3001 Cindel Dr.
Delran, NJ 08075

Great Stories of Courage: Graphic Novels Three in One is a 56-page book containing three separate stories done in comic book form. It is a paperback book with a nicely illustrated cover.

I did not use this book in my homeschool but rather just sat down with my children and read to them. The book was not made specifically for homeschoolers, but it could easily be incorporated into any method of homeschooling. I think it might be good to allow a child to read this comic book version after he or she has completed the full-length book.

I really liked this book, and my children did too, especially my 5-year-old son. He would sit and read it for hours on end. I especially liked how the stories were true to the original novels. The comic book aspect really made for a fun book too. The only thing I could find fault with is that sometimes there was too much action and dialog, making it hard to figure out where to start reading.

I would certainly recommend this book. I think your children would enjoy it!

Product review by Charlsie Swadley, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, November 2009