Illustrated by Christophe Regnault and Alessio Cammardella
In this title, Delmas presents the major important points of Winston's life, starting with his childhood and ending with the end of World War II. Along the way, we see Churchill enter parliament, command the Royal Navy, and rise to Prime Ministership.
Churchill has such an interesting life. He left us so much of his writing that he is one of the most written about people in modern history. Readers are captivated by his life. Yet this comic reads like a play-by-play of the highlights of his life. One one page, he argues the merits of 8 hour work days and paid sick leave, and on the next page, we are at the altar at his wedding. That is the first we see of the woman marrying Winston. A few panels later, on the same page, Winston is back in Parliament. This happens over and over - one event melting into the next without any true exploration of any of them. I honestly feel like I learned more and cared more about Churchill from the ten-page introduction than from the novel itself.
This would be great for readers who want a fast intro into Churchill's main events, but nothing more.
Sara’s rating: 5/10
Suitability level: Grades 7-12
This review was made possible with an advanced reader copy from the publisher through Edelweiss.
Tags: Rating: 5/10, Suitability: Middle School, Suitability: High School, Graphic Novel, Historical Fiction
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