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Author: Powell, Martin
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Year Published: 2015
ISBN: 9781616557447
Grades: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grades 7 to 12

Jungle Tales of Tarzan

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“Before Jane, before world fame…in the jungle, he was already a legend!”
The power and mystery surrounding Tarzan, the classic tale of a ape-man by Edgar Rice Burroughs, is brought to life in this visually appealing collection of twelve retellings of his stories illustrated by twelve different graphic artists. These stories center around his life before Jane, when he became a legend among the tribes of the jungle and among the animals who inhabit the deep dark jungle. Tarzan’s who identifies with apes, begins to feel his ‘humanness’ in this collection, from first love to challenging his nemeses, both animal and human.  As Tarzan develops from a juvenile to a powerful man, so does his character develop in the illustrations from the beginning to the end of the book. The author uses a balance of text and graphics to retell Burroughs’ stories in an appealing manner. The graphics vary from brightly coloured in conflict to dark-on-dark scenes setting the pace and tone of each story.  
Upper elementary to adults alike will enjoy these classic stories revisited in a format that is easy to read and illustrations that exude power, passion and compassion.

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