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Little Lit: Strange Stories for Strange Kids (Little Lit #2)

3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  227 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
The second groundbreaking anthology from the "New York Times" best-selling team of Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly is here The everyday world is turned upside down and the ordinary becomes extraordinary in this collection of the strangest tales. From Art Spiegelman's "The Several Lives of Selby Sheldrake" to Maurice Sendak's "Cereal Baby Keller "to Jules Feiffer's "Trap ...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published September 18th 2001 by Joanna Cotler Books
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Aug 06, 2015 Melki rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
Another wonderful collection of fun stories, amazingly beautiful illustrations and some search & find pages that I failed to complete. Doh!
Jan 06, 2008 Aili rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Serious comics fans with $20 to burn
A lovely anthology of art by lots of really famous folks -- many of them famous for excellent reasons. This book is real purty. It's also neat to see non-comics folks like Paul Auster and David Sedaris try their hand at working with artists and telling a story visually, and to discover the gorgeous work of several underground, foreign (non-U.S.) artists.

Unfortunately the book isn't really sure what it is. The stories and activity pages are very narratively and thematically simple (in contrast to
Juliana Muñoz Toro
Feb 17, 2016 Juliana Muñoz Toro rated it it was amazing
Este libro tiene varias capas.
En la historia de Spiegelman (que además compiló las historias y es el autor de Maus), la primera capa es cómica: a un niño se le salen sus otros yo. Y esta idea del 'doble' es llevada al límite. Son muchos yo, es cómico pero también trágico. Hay yo que no nos imaginamos, como la muerte, como el yo que no es yo, etc. Y la mirada sobre el adulto. El adulto no es perfecto, en su soledad también tiene sus personalidades múltiples, sus dilemas.
Por la misma línea de ll
Dec 07, 2016 Katherine rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
2. Little Lit Strange Stories for Strange Kids comprised by Art Spiegelman & Francoise Mouly
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Grade Level: 5+
Strange Stories for Strange Kids is a graphic novel filled with various weird stories for kids to read. There are fifteen different stories for students to read. Each story is weird and funny to keep students interested in learning.
Strange Stories for Strange Kids can be slightly difficult to read at times because of the strange font that some of the stories have- particularl
Aug 04, 2008 Bruce rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Many art styles by many critically-acclaimed 'underground' authors -- Kim Deitsch, Art Speigelman, Jules Feiffer, Crockett Johnson... what, were Robert Crumb and Bill Griffiths unavailable? A few duds, but 90% of the book was an enjoyable page-turner for my kids and I both. Lots of visual inspiration (layout and storytelling) here as well, especially in the story about 'Katropolis.' Nary a work which my 8 y.o. didn't 'get.' As fun to read aloud and cuddle behind as to enjoy silently and independ ...more
Josephus FromPlacitas
May 27, 2012 Josephus FromPlacitas rated it it was amazing
Beautiful comics, amazing art, kid or grown-up you can lose yourself completely in the huge, ornate images by brilliant artists. One thing to review before giving it to a little kid might be to decide whether some of the more intense and grotesque images will jive well with your little brain-voyager's personality. Not that kids can't or shouldn't handle weirdness, but it's worth feeling out beforehand.
Dec 07, 2012 Jen rated it did not like it
Shelves: pb, middle
I read this because I recognized a couple of the names attached to it. I'm sure some people would appreciate it, but I didn't. There are 15 comics in this anthology all with different authors/illustrators. Some are better/more clever than others.
16 comic strip stories by various artists such as Maurice Sendak (Cereal Baby Keller), Martin Handford (Roody Hooster), Crockett Johnson (Barnaby), Jules Feiffer (Trapped in a Comic Book). Sublime to whimsical to weird!
Jun 16, 2008 Derek rated it really liked it
Bought this for my three year old and seven year old as their Father's Day present from me. Fantastic entree for the under-ten set to graphic novels and some surprising appearances by some authors and illustrators familiar to that crowd.
May 20, 2008 Emelia rated it it was amazing
My favorite Little Lit book EVER!
Aug 03, 2009 Moe rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 3rd-grade
This was the best one out of the three books.
Shawn Thrasher
Oct 22, 2013 Shawn Thrasher rated it it was amazing
Love this series.
Jul 22, 2008 Kayleigh rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s
Funky stories by graphic novel artists. awesome.
Feb 22, 2016 Ellen rated it liked it
Ok, strange, not my favorite, but interesting and quirky
Jan 12, 2010 Nancy rated it it was amazing
I love this book. It has some offbeat stories and the illustrations are great. I still find my kids reading it sometimes even though they are older. Comic book fans will enjoy this book.
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Art Spiegelman (born Itzhak Avraham ben Zeev) is New-York-based comics artist, editor, and advocate for the medium of comics, best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning comic memoir, Maus.
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