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Maus I by Art Spiegelman
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Mar 31, 2012

really liked it
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Maus is a biography of Speigelman's father's experience living in Poland during WW2. It is told as Art is gathering the information to write the book about his father's experience. All the text is conversations between Art and his father and his father telling Art stories. In the picture portrayals, Spiegelman portrays each group of people as a different animals, so the Polish are mice and the Nazi's are cats. Speigelman's father had an incredible experience as a Jew in Poland. He was never put into a concentration camp but it was very lucky that he wasn't. It was because he knew so many people that he was able to save both himself and his wife. I really enjoyed this book, which surprised me because I wasn't sure how I would feel about a graphic novel centered around small animals. But once I realized that it was actually a historical story, I was really interested. I really liked hearing the experience Speigelman had during the way. I think this book is a great way to introduce reluctant readers to nonfiction material because it is told in a more fun way. I also feel like it is a novel that most young adult readers can enjoy.

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message 1: by Lko (new)

Lko Did you not read the book? His father was in the concentration camp in Auschwitz and him and his wife were seperated, he could only protect her for so long.. You might want to change your review.

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