Combining the exciting graphics of manga style with classic stories, these beloved works by literary icons are accessible and entertaining to today's children, as well as educational—each story is accompanied by a time line that puts the story's events in historical perspective. Visually stunning, this series is a beautifully updated version of yesterday's literary comics, sure to hook young readers on these perennial classics and the written word. Manga, one of the fastest growing segments of children's literature, is incredibly popular amongst school-age children and lends itself exceptionally well to the vivid stories in this series.
Following the adventures of Tom Canty, a poor boy who trades places with his look-a-like, the young Prince Edward, this classic story by Mark Twain recounts the boys' difficult adjustment to their new circumstances and their even more difficult adjustment back to their original lives. A biting social commentary told with wit and compassion, this colorful manga version of the story offers valuable lessons about class and privilege to today's young readers.
Age Range: 9 - 12 years
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: YoungJin Singapore Pte. Ltd. (April 15, 2008)