Thursday, May 14, 2015
Graphic Novel Spotlight: The Chronicles of Claudette
The Chronicles of Claudette series by Jorge Aguirre
At face value, these books are just simple stories about a girl who wants to be a hero. Sure, there's epic adventure with witches, monsters, death around every corner. Kids love that stuff. As they are reading this, though, they are absorbing far more than adventure. Giants Beware! is loaded with lessons about bravery, loyalty, and the notion that even good, well-intentioned adults aren't always right. Dragon's Beware! builds on these themes and adds in the importance of knowing your strengths and limitations. Each character's strengths are necessary and they must work together to find and defeat the evil.