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, 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...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    This graphic novel really does justice to the original book! This is one of my favorite books and I love the movie! Anyone who is a fan of this book will love this graphic novel. I have went a little overboard on the pictures I added so bear with me 😊Happy Reading! Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
  • Julie
    Well. . . it's official. I'm in love again.This time it's a widower, a man in his late 40s. . . father of two. . . an attorney.His name is Atticus Finch.He lives in the Deep South, among an appalling racism that is shoulder deep, yet he has taught his children that being a racist is like cheating. . . cheating at being human.He takes every difficult case, even if the client can't properly pay him, and he raises his kids, rather than pawning them ...
  • David Schaafsma
    The first graphic adaptation of this American classic that I taught several times a day every semester I taught high school, also showing the Gregory Peck film version, which if you haven't ever seen, is a must. Fordham, a Brit, who also illustrated an adaptation of Philip Pullman's Golden Compass, is faithful to the story, and says so in his afterword. This is not a creative interpretation of/reflection on To Kill, but as in the first Harry Pott...
  • 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 (TuckerTheReader)
    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!
  • Licha
    Love that they did this in a graphic novel format. It's been years since I've read the actual novel, but from what I remember they seem to have gotten the heart of it. I think for someone who is reading this story for the first time, you must do the novel first. This book means so much more if you have already read the book first.I love the clean, neat artwork. The story made me cry and it also made me angry all over again at the injustices in th...
  • J & J
    There's nothing quite like the full version novel but this was well done in graphic form.
  • Kris - My Novelesque Life
    TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD: A GRAPHIC NOVELWritten by Harper LeeAdapted and Illustrated by Fred Fordham 2018; Harper/Harper Collins (288 pages)Genre: retelling, classics, racism, race, politics, law, fiction, historical fiction, graphic novels, illustrations, southern RATING:5 STARSTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is one of my favourite books. As cliche as it sounds, this book changed my life. It made me aware that the colour of one's skin can be e...
  • Linda
    Jem looked like Jem, Scout looked like Scout, but Atticus didn't look like Gregory Peck. Still very well done.
  • katyjanereads
    1. The novel is my favorite book of all time and this graphic novel has become my favorite graphic novel. 2. I loved the pictures.3. As soon as I started reading, it was like going back to an old friend. Scout made me laugh, Atticus made me want to marry him, my heart soared with the mockingbirds.4. I read this book in high school and gravitated towards the kindness themes, but I don’t guess I understood the Mockingbird theme. I would say both ...
  • Neil R. Coulter
    To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favorite stories. I first read the novel in high school, and then acted in a stage production of it one summer, have watched the move once or twice, and have revisited the book every so often. I'm very familiar with it, and I think it's a masterpiece of American storytelling.I wouldn't have been especially interested in a graphic novel adaptation (I've read a number of bland adaptations of literary classics), ex...
  • steph
    If you are a fan of both graphic novels AND To Kill a Mockingbird, pick this up.This is a gorgeous graphic novel first and foremost. Fordham’s artwork is well done, very effective and quite faithful to the book. There are plenty of direct quotes from the book and in places that he has edited or adapted, the panels move the story along quite well. I am a big fan of TKaM and I was a little leery of reading a graphic novel version of it but when i...
  • Rod Brown
    Drawing upon some of richest source material in American literature, Fred Fordham delivers a reverential adaptation. While the art can be a bit stiff and conservative, the story remains as powerful as ever in this new form. I gulped it down in one sitting.
  • 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...
  • 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:
  • La La - Everyone's Crazy Aunt
    4.5 on the blog.The story itself was followed really well and the illustrations were pleasing and well done, with the exception of long shot views and some of the close up faces. I will never understand the variability of illustration quality many graphic novels and manga have in them.My heart still soared reading many of the passages, and I feel this graphic interpretation will bring many, many more readers to love the story.I was approved for a...
  • Azelyn Klein
    Not as good as the original but still really good. I almost cried.
  • Defne Cetken
    I really enjoyed this graphic novel and felt that it kept the important aspects of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird. (Drawings were amazing)
  • Elene Papazoglou
    ✔ 15. A retelling of a classic ✔️ 15. A retelling of a classic
  • Kayleigh
    This book is a must have for any fans of To Kill A Mockingbird. The illustrations are gorgeous and the story as compelling as ever and I very much enjoyed reading it!Thank you to Windmill Books for kindly sending me a copy, I loved it and it’s getting a proud place on my shelf!
  • Becky
    A re-read of To Kill A Mockingbird has been long overdue for a while now, and it turns out this was the perfect way to do it. This version doesn't stray from the original plot and uses most of Lee's writing which makes it so thoroughly enjoyable. The illustrations are beautiful and really help aid the story. I felt myself getting choked up at a few points, which served only to remind me how much I adore this. It might well be my favourute book of...
  • Amanda Cuevas
    I loved this graphic novel version of Harper Lee’s classic. The illustrations and adaptation were perfect. I enjoyed it very much. It is upsetting that we STILL deal with racism and prejudice and see injustices all of the time. Things have changed a lot since Lee wrote this novel, but they have not changed enough.
  • Kris
    This is a well-done adaptation. It does not have the depth that comes in the novel, but it does have a similar feel. The art is true to the story, and it is a good either introduction to or enhancement of the original.
  • Krystle Johnson
    I have been slowly going through this graphic novel. It’s as big as the actual book. I love the drawings. It felt great to read a book I know I love in a different way. I feel excited that my students will understand To Kill A Mockingbird so much better this way. It is so worth it to buy and have a copy in your library. To me it is a must read: the original AND this graphic novel version.
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  • Jill Adams
    I struggled at first, but my appreciation for the format grew as I read.
  • G.
    I’m not a big fan of graphic novel adaptations but Fred Fordham’s stunning version of To Kill a Mockingbird brought that novel to life in such a powerful way, I’m going to recommend it to teachers and librarians as perhaps the best way to get kids to experience this classic story. Certainly made me see it in a new light and I’ve written two books about it. Highly recommended.