Sarah's Stars

Alan Grant & Cam Kennedy. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Tundra $12.99  ISBN 978-0-88776-882-8  48 pg.
Reviewed by Tyler, Age 13

John Utterson, Dr. Jekyll’s lifelong friend and lawyer, has figured out that in the event of Jekyll’s ‘disappearance’, all of Jekyll’s possessions are to be turned over to a certain Edward Hyde.  This intrigues John, for Edward is foul-mouthed, smelly and short, whereas Dr. Jekyll is a respected doctor within the community.  But what Utterson learns next will shock him beyond belief.

Set in the early 1800s, this graphic novel depicts the classic story first written by Robert Louis Stevenson. Cam Kennedy has done a wonderful job showing what the characters should look like through his illustrations.  If you liked the original story than this will be an enthralling read and is recommended to ages 10 and up.

The graphic novel, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, would be an exciting book for someone to read because Cam Kennedy has used fine illustrations that will make people love this classic even more.  Also Alan Grant has adapted the words superbly into their speech bubbles.  My last reason is that the illustrator really brought out the characteristics needed to portray Edward Hyde. 

Tyler gives The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 5 good and evil stars.  


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