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Hyena in Petticoats: The Story Of Suffragette Nellie Mcclung

3.41  ·  Rating Details  ·  34 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Nellie McClung made an indelible mark on Canada. She was the author of eighteen books, a political activist and social reformer. In every role she played, she demonstrated unfailing courage, wit and resourcefulness, and helped make a better world for women and girls.

In the first frames of this brilliant graphic biography, Willow Dawson plunges readers into the rugged world
Paperback, 96 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Penguin Canada
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Nicola Mansfield
Jul 04, 2012 Nicola Mansfield rated it liked it
Reason for Reading: Author Monica Kulling recommended this on her FB page and I'm always up for more Canadian biographical/historical graphics.

A well-written and engaging story concentrating on Nellie McClung, the crusader, the suffragette and fighter for women's rights. It tells her story from childhood on through until her death. This is not her entire story nor a full biography but one that focuses on the woman who is hailed as a hero of feminism and women's rights. The book does this job wel
I enjoyed learning more about the story of Nellie McCLung – a suffragette who was a force behind getting women the vote in Canada. I like the images, but I felt that it was too text-heavy. Perhaps it could have been a longer book rather than cramming so much text in each strip. The beginning was a little difficult to follow, and then I read the back of the book and got a better bearing of exactly what was going on. Because I had to do that I had to give the book a lower rating since it was hard ...more
Such a beautiful book! The artwork is gorgeous, full of detail and movement. Each chapter has a different, intricate border, as do the page numbers (cute!).

I knew a bit about Nellie McClung, but not enough. I wish this had been around when I was in high school - it would have gotten me excited about Canadian history at a much younger age. Also, I don't know if this was intended primarily for a YA audience, but I included it on that shelf because I think it's certainly of interest to that audien
Mar 14, 2014 Georgina rated it it was amazing
it is about women voting i liked it because i can not wait to vote wen i am older so i am happy nellie mc clung lived !
Feb 03, 2012 bell rated it really liked it
Lovely drawings! :3 I loved the expressions, the fluidity, and the expert use of B&W. I did think the pages were a bit busy, particularly with the page-number drawings, but those were so cute I don't want to give them up. *__* As someone still learning Canadian history, it certainly gave me a helpful glimpse into the past!
First, Nellie McClung rocks.

Second, I really enjoyed the vaudevillian style of illustration.

Third, I think this book should be expanded to be four times the size so there would be more detail about the politics of the time.
the art is different than i'm used too canadian-kabuki? in the afterword the author says Christianity was a guiding force on mcclung's belifs, wish that had been shown.
Nov 10, 2011 Suzanne rated it really liked it
Read for upcoming review in Quill & Quire. Thoroughly enjoyed this look at Nellie McClung's life – inspiring, engaging, excellently rendered.
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