Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson for February 27, 2020

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    Jungle Empress  almost 4 years ago

    You tell ’em, Phoebe!

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    Templo S.U.D.  almost 4 years ago

    say it like you mean it

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    Averagemoe  almost 4 years ago

    Well, the line has to be drawn somewhere. Maybe not at Manga, but we certainly shouldn’t be allowing book reports on instruction manuals for garage door openers.

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    Concretionist  almost 4 years ago

    She’s really very mature in her use of written English.

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    codycab  almost 4 years ago

    Phoebe can’t help it if the story is THAT good.

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    kaykeyser  almost 4 years ago

    I don’t know why so many adults equate illustrations with childish graphic novels are still reading some just as good or more so then books. Adults are always trying to make the world less interesting and I don’t know why. why give up cartoons and comics and toys and milk and stuffed animals in favor of beer and smoking and porn and suits with ties? I have latterly heard parents tell there ten year olds “Your too old for milk get a soda”

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    Antiyonder  almost 4 years ago

    Bet Dakota’s mom is a closet fan of GNs. You know those who protest the loudest and all that.

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    Need coffee  almost 4 years ago

    The Little Prince is very short, set on an asteroid, and heavily illustrated for a certain degree of illustration. If it’s acceptable, Asteroid Boogie should be ok too.

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    Aladar30 Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    And comics are literature!

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    asrialfeeple  almost 4 years ago

    It is certainly time to challenge the prejudice that animated media are only for children. Comics can be great literature.

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    scottshauf  almost 4 years ago

    I love that she has an Ozy & Millie sticker on her laptop. Can anyone make out the sticker above that? Or have any insight into the “Portable Hole” sticker?

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    aardvark138  almost 4 years ago

    Stand your ground Phoebe.

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    Synnastyr Kuhr  almost 4 years ago

    Stick to your guns kiddo.

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    StoicLion1973  almost 4 years ago

    Having read some of the classic graphic novels of the 80s, I agree with Phoebe. But I’m biased; I wrote a paper on growing maturity in comic books for my college creative writing class and used “The Watchmen”, “The Dark Knight Returns” and the story arc that was the basis for the first Incredible Hulk movie as examples.

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    scyphi26  almost 4 years ago

    Going off on a bit of a tangent…but that might actually work to her favor…

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    Mary Ellen  almost 4 years ago

    This librarian agrees with you, Phoebe! Graphic novels are books!

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    Ermine Notyours  almost 4 years ago

    I wonder if Phoebe should be doing a graphic book report on the graphic novel.

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    Thrackerzod  almost 4 years ago

    I agree, they are definitely books. Here’s a good article about the subject: https://www.rhteacherslibrarians.com/latest-buzz/kids-and-educators-cannot-stop-talking-about-graphic-novels/

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    mistie710  almost 4 years ago

    The whole point of a book report is to review a story given in a literary form. That could just as easily apply to a graphic novel as any other printed format. Heck, with the amount of fiction they print, you could even do a report on a newspaper!

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    amaneaux  almost 4 years ago

    In my experience, children who don’t read graphic novels seldom read anything else either. Don’t discourage the one when it’s likely to cut down on the other.

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    Moon57Shine  almost 4 years ago

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, Phoebe, but I don’t think your teacher considers a “graphic novel” a book.

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    Kali  almost 4 years ago

    I believe Superman: Red Son is one of the best graphic novels. And THAT is a book!

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    LrdSlvrhnd  almost 4 years ago

    If graphic novels aren’t books, how come I can find them at the local bookstore, hmmmm?

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    aardvark86au  almost 4 years ago

    Back in the dim, dark past when I went to school, anything sci-fi was regarded as too low-brow to be worth reading. I think I even tried to get Gulliver’s Travels approved, which although a bone fide Classic was dismissed as a kid’s book, and boy was the teacher wrong about that!

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