Monday, May 7, 2012

He's Got It All Backward!

When Mr. & Mrs. Button learned they were to have a child, the young couple was overjoyed. But that joy would turn to disappointment and confusion upon the birth of Benjamin, who was born an old man and aged backward until one day he finally disappeared from existence.

This graphic adaption of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a fun read. Sepia-toned illustrations, befitting the time period when the story takes place, highlight this already entertaining tale. Don't have time to read the full-length text? This adaption will give you the idea. --AJL

p.s. Looking for a more updated twist on this old classic? Try Gabrielle Zevin's Elsewhere. Following a bike accident, Liz, 15, wakes up in Elsewhere, an afterlife where everyone ages backward from the age they were when they arrived.

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