Non-traditional versions of familiar fairy tales tend to be popular with kids. A version of a fairy tale with elements of a western done in graphic novel format is apt to be even more popular. Make it based on the story of Rapunzel and you have Rapunzel's Revenge
, by Shannon and Dean Hale, with illustrations by Nathan Hale, recommended for kids in middle school and younger, ages 10-14. Another good graphic novel for this age group is A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel
, an adaptation of the classic novel by Madeleine L'Engle
. For more about graphic novels, see What do Comic Books, Comic-style Books, and Graphic Novels Have in Common?
and What Exactly is a Graphic Novel?
(Cover art courtesy of Bloomsbury USA)