Four Faces of the Moon by Amanda Strong
YA Graphic Novel, 2021 by Annick Press, 202 Pages
What I Didn’t Like:
- The back section, where the publisher included factual information about the real history could be perceived as a little dry. But I’ll come back to that in a second.
What I Did Like:
- Symbolism in the story is illustrated well by the artistry. Really a beautiful telling of the history.
- The back pages, where the publisher made the choice to include factual information, was well written. Although I could see this coming off as “textbooky” to younger readers, it was smart to put it at the end. You’re already invested in the story at that point so it reads well.
- Absolutely beautiful art. The stop motion was original and the coloring was perfect. I loved that.
Who Should Read This One:
- Look, it’s fast. I read the entire thing in less than half an hour and that was me going slow so I could enjoy the art work. It’s worth your time. You’ll learn something and it’s beautiful.
My Rating: 5 Stars
- With a blend of history, art work, poetry, and beautiful symbolism … this is for everyone.