Monday, April 30, 2018

The Ghost, The Owl (graphic novel) - Paul's REVIEW

*I received this book as an eARC from Action Lab Entertainment via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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Title: The Ghost, The Owl

Writer: Franco
Illustrator: Sara Richard
Upcoming Release Date: May 2, 2018

Synopsis: On  a  cool  evening  in  the  swamp,  a  figure  appears,  dancing  across  the  water;  a  human  figure,  but  far  from  a  human  form.  It͛s  a  ghost,  the  spirit  of  a  young  girl  that  seems  to  have  lost  its  way  and  has  no  memory  of  how  it  came  to  be.  Against  the  wishes  of  his  animal  brethren,  a  kindly  owl  decides  to  help.  What  secrets  and  mysteries  does  the  ghost  girl  hold?  What  will  happen  when  she  and  the  owl  unlock  them  together,  and  will  they  have  to  upend  the  natural  order  of  the  forest  to  do  it?  

Gather  'round  the  fireplace  and  settle  in  for  a  haunting  fairy  tale  adventure  with  the  most  unlikely  of  pairs:  the  Ghost,  the  Owl.  


Review: This is a beautiful, short fairy tale comic. The spirit of a girl appears in the forest and a compassionate owl lends her aid. This story is about friendship and compassion. It's about doing the right thing, even if you aren't rewarded. 

The flowing art pairs so well with the story. Like many fairy tales, the story is simple yet the artwork portrays the many deep emotions. The adorable spirit girl changes appearance as she reacts to evil. The artwork pairs so well with the tone of the story.

I give this graphic novel a 4/5. It's a captivating short tale with plenty of heart. 


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