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Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History

Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History

ISBN: 0394747232

Title: Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History

Author: Art Spiegelman

KDL Description:

GRAPHIC TEEN MAUS

“This is a unique book in so many ways. Although it is written as a comic book, it transcends that genre. Art Spiegelman’s use of this art form is very effective. He brings out the fear and horror of the holocaust as he portrays his main characters – the Jews in Poland – as mice (the Nazis are cats, the gentile Poles are Pigs, and Americans are dogs). Art’s parents, Vladek and Anja, spend most of their time running and hiding, only to be finally caught and sent to Auschwitz. If any book could make me cry, it was this one. Art also explores his relationship with his father, as an adult living in New York. This, too, is full of sorrow. Here is one book that will stay with you long after you’ve read it.”—Cathy at KDL’s Richard L. Root Kentwood branch

Amazon Description:

A story of a Jewish survivor of Hitler’s Europe and his son, a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father’s story and history itself.