Once there was a Postman who fell in love with a Raven. So begins the tale of a postman who encounters a fledgling raven while on the edge of his route and decides to bring her home. The unlikely couple falls in love and conceives a childan extraordinary raven girl trapped in a human body. The... show more
Once there was a Postman who fell in love with a Raven. So begins the tale of a postman who encounters a fledgling raven while on the edge of his route and decides to bring her home. The unlikely couple falls in love and conceives a childan extraordinary raven girl trapped in a human body. The raven girl feels imprisoned by her arms and legs and covets wings and the ability to fly. Betwixt and between, she reluctantly grows into a young woman, until one day she meets an unorthodox doctor who is willing to change her. One of the world’s most beloved storytellers has crafted a dark fairy tale full of wonderment and longing. Complete with Audrey Niffenegger’s bewitching etchings and paintings, Raven Girl explores the bounds of transformation and possibility. Praise for Raven Girl: With her signature wit, wry melancholy, and keen gothic sensibility, Niffenegger weds the fabulous with the deeply human in this concentrated, suspenseful fable. . . .” ---Booklist, Starred Review Niffenegger (The Night Bookmobile) blends art and prose in this eerie picture book for adults.” Publishers Weekly
Publish date: 7 maja 2013
Publisher: Abrams ComicArts
Pages no: 80
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Adult Fiction
, Fairy Tales
, Magical Realism
, Short Stories
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
What an intriguing, well-crafted book! I really enjoyed reading this "new fairy tale." I loved what Niffenegger was trying to say with this story: Love comes in all forms. It was beautifully told with fascinating artworks that the author herself made. I'll be honest, I didn't think I was going to ...
New Review! RAVEN GIRL by Audrey Niffenegger is a perfect blend of image & word. A modern fairy tale that's poignant & smart & beautiful. http://tinyurl.com/lhdlqog I give it four happy stars.
My rating: 3.5 of 5 starsSource: Library Checkout"Today we are going to talk about where the human race may be headed. We have the power to improve ourselves, if we wish to do so. We can become anything we wish to be."After the postman fell in love with a raven they had a child, a child that looked ...
This was a weird one. I ordered it from the library because I liked Audrey Niffenegger's past novels and the creepy art on the cover was quite intriguing (btw all the etchings in the book including the one on the cover were done by Audrey, which makes her way more awesome). I just wish I had known g...
In Raven Girl, Niffenegger combines the modern magic of medicine and technology with the more traditional elements of princes, transformation, and unlikely lovers to create an wonderfully unique Gothic fairytale. It's quick read is supplemented by Niffenegger's own illustrations which enhance the st...