To Kill a Mockingbird by Fred Fordham

To Kill a Mockingbird

A beautifully crafted graphic novel adaptation of Harper Lee’s beloved, Pulitzer prize–winning American classic."Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird."A haunting portrait of race and class, innocence and injustice, hypocrisy and heroism, tradition and transformation in the Deep South of the 1930s, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird remains as important today as it was upon it...

Details To Kill a Mockingbird

TitleTo Kill a Mockingbird
Release DateOct 30th, 2018
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Classics, Fiction, Historical, Historical Fiction, Graphic Novels Comics

Reviews To Kill a Mockingbird

  • Julie
    To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel is a 2018 Harper publication. I’m not going to review the plot of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, but will instead offer you a review of the graphic novel version of the beloved classic. I am new to the graphic novel category and am still getting my sea legs, so to speak, but I have discovered one of the best ways to acclimate myself is by reading familiar stories in the graphic novel format. So far, I am ha...
  • Rebecca
    To my surprise, I’ve actually rated this higher than Harper Lee’s original; I’d attribute that to the fact that I read the novel in high school and haven’t reread it since then, so I tend to associate it with boring essay assignments and a sense of duty. I’m also surprised by how little I remembered of the plot from the book or the Gregory Peck movie, such that there were a few moments here that actually made me gasp. Fordham’s versio...
  • Tucker (The Library Reader)
    I really, really enjoyed this! I loved the original book and it was so so cool to see it as a graphic novel. The drawings are amazing and the color is perfect. The story is just as funny and great as it was originally.View my review of To Kill A Mockingbird hereThank you so much Harper Collins for an Advanced Reader's Copy!
  • Paul
    This graphic novel is a perfect complement and homage to the novel, and much closer to the original manuscript than the classic film. It is in no way a replacement, but an adaptation that should make both English teachers and students very happy.For the full review: all my reviews:
  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
    To Kill A Mockingbird should need no introduction.  It is an American classic and arguably the most important work in American literature in the 20th century.I was thrilled to learn that it was being adapted into a graphic novel, which could make the story more accessible to young readers by combining visual art and language to share this enduring story.The story of a black man wrongly accused of a crime by a white woman in the Deep South of the...
  • Kelly Hager
    I'm just going to discuss the adaptation as a graphic novel, because hopefully by now, you've all read it. (If not, please read it. It's amazing.)I'm not really a huge fan of graphic novels, although I've tried to be. There are great ones, and there are a bunch that I've loved, but by and large, I prefer books with prose and without pictures. I was also incredibly skeptical about the need to release arguably the greatest American novel as a graph...
  • Melissa
    This is a very lovely adaptation of Harper Lee's novel. The colors and art are best when it's not dark (i.e. the walk home after the Maycomb pageant as a ham was really murky). There are some sections where certain angles or characters owe a huge debt to the TKAM movie.What I found missing was all the "local color" that comes through in Scout's internal monologue about Maycomb and all its goings on, good and bad. It gets shoe-horned in rather awk...
  • Linda Quinn
    This is a passable adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. Admittedly TKAM is my favorite book of all time so at first I was distracted and dismayed by the graphic novel as so much of Lee's beautiful writing was truncated and changed to fit the format. I thought the part with the trial of Tom Robinson was well done however, and if this is the only way some people will be introduced to this story it has a great value just for that.
    এইটা একটা পিচচি রে নিয়া কাহিনী । বই পড়ি নাই কিনতু চলচচিতর দেখেছিলাম, ভালোই লাগছিলো। পিচচিটার মা থাকে না শুধু বাপ আর বড় ভাই থাকে। ওদের এলাকায় একটা বাড়ি নিয়ে ওদের মধযে অনেক গ...
  • Alex
    This was a great adaptation. It's been over 10 years since I've revisited this story, and I did not enjoy it in high school. It's nice to find myself more than enjoying it now.
  • Pop Bop
    A Laudable EffortWe have the book, in almost every iteration and form you could imagine. We have the movie. The book is routinely honored as America's favorite. The movie is always on top-ten lists and features Gregory Peck in the role he was born to play. Heck, even Elmer Bernstein's score for the movie ranks 17th on the alltime AFI movie score list. So, do we need a graphic novel version?Well, sure. It's not essential, and this version didn't a...
  • Lynn
    I was given a copy of this graphic novel by Harper Collins in exchange for an honest review.Today's post is on To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee as adapted and Illustrated by Fred Fordham. It is 288 pages long and is published by Harper Collins. The cover is a picture of Scout from behind looking at her father and Tom Robinson. The intended reader is someone who likes graphic novels, classic novels, and time tested stories. There is very foul l...
  • Jaclyn (sixminutesforme)
    Happy publication day to this gem! For fans of the original Harper Lee classic, this graphic novel adapted and illustrated by Fred Fordham will not disappoint!This adaptation stays true to Lee’s text, including some of the most often quoted excerpts. My main interest in this pertained to how the artwork would be used to compliment Lee’s original narrative and prose (which Fordham notes he stays quite true too). I found some of the earlier art...
  • Jael
    I'm not sure how I made it through grade school, undergrad, and graduate school without reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. . .but I did! I'm pretty sure it was assigned once as summer reading in eighth or ninth grade, but I'm also pretty sure I pretended to read it. I wasn't as into reading then as I am now. When the opportunity presented itself to review the graphic novel adaptation, by Fred Fordham, I jumped at the chance.This is one ...
  • Erikka
    Absolutely gorgeous. TKAM is one of my top five favorite books of all time and this graphic novel brings it to life in a way that only Gregory Peck has before. English teachers, you must have a copy of this on hand. What a brilliant tool for children with comprehension issues or English as a second language. The artwork is glorious, the story is complete but with the physical descriptions removed (obviously), and the characters are perfectly rend...
  • Janet
    "To Kill a Mockingbird" is an American classic which has won numerous awards, and was most recently voted #1 in the PBS "Great American Read". Some believe Atticus Finch, the Southern lawyer profiled by his daughter Scout, to be the inspiration for many whites' embracing of the civil rights movement.This graphic novel faithfully follows the book, including language which some deem offensive but which the adapter notes is necessary to depict the t...
  • Kate
    There's not much you can say about this classic that's not been said before.This new graphic novel adaption obviously condenses the plot, but still manages to stay true to Lee's message of truth, fairness and acceptance.Visually there are a few outstanding moments but overall nothing that either blows you away, or would convince you to pick this version up over the original. Admittedly, Lee's evocative language is a hard act for Fordham to follow...
  • Barbra
    Harper Lee’s classic tale, transformed in graphic novel style, will be reread by longtime fans, and will invite new readers to delve into this story that combines prejudice and injustice together with compassion and kindness. The detailed illustrations will create a new resurgence of the story of Tom Robinson, a black man wrongly accused of raping a white woman. An insightful book for mature readers aged 12 to adult.
  • Michelle
    My copy wasn’t in color so it may have gotten another star with it. Especially if the coloring was soft and nostalgic. This was a challenge to read. It’s not the same experience as reading the novel. While the story wasn’t changed many things were left out and the transitions weren’t quite right. So I’m probably at a disadvantage since I am familiar with the story, it’s layers and nuances. This is an accessible format so maybe it will...
  • Jaime
    I gave it 4 stars and not 5 because for me, I actually think that while good, something felt lacking with this. No doubt it was a HUGE undertaking to make TKAM into a graphic novel. But for me, it felt a little short, and though I’ll definitely keep this one on my shelf of favorites, I’ll return to the novel itself instead.
  • Caleb Bollenbacher
    My rating is more specific to the adaptation than the work itself. This story is classic for a reason, and it still packs a punch. I'm glad that it now exists in a form that will make it even more accessible. That being said, I wish the illustrations had pushed for a little bit more instead of being so straightforward.
  • Darla
    It has been a pleasure to revisit this classic novel so soon after it won the Great American Read. Seeing the story in this new format gave me insights I had not had from the full-length novel. A wonderful companion to the print version and highly recommended. Thank you to HarperCollins and Edelweiss for a digital ARC of this new graphic novel.
  • Emily
    So excited to have won this, I can't wait for it to come! I love To Kill a Mockingbird- it blends the nostalgia of childhood with potent themes of justice and race that remain prevalent today. I'll update this review once I've received the book and re-read it!
  • Fred Slusher
    I loved revisiting these characters and this story. Fred Fordham’s gorgeous and evocative illustrations were a perfect companion to Harper Lee’s words. Wherever she is, I hope she is bearing witness.