I Survived Series by Lauren Tarshis

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The well-loved easy-reader novel series, I Survived, received a renewal this spring with the release of a graphic novel adaptation. The original I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 was released in 2010. Ten years later, the first of the series has been reimagined. The graphic novel versions, adapted by Georgia Ball, written specifically from a child’s perspective, add an element of visual interest for readers. The artwork for the new series is by Haus Studio, a group of artists based in Argentina who are committed to telling important stories through comic illustrations. To supplement the storyline, the graphic novel features additional information about the historical events, real-life characters, as well as an anthology for further reading and research.

Author Lauren Tarshis methodically wrote 25 novels over the past 10 years. The most recent in the novel series, I Survived the California Wildfires, 2018 was also released this spring.

As graphic novels gain popularity, this new series adaptation will be a welcome anticipation for a new generation of eager readers as well as past readers who enjoyed the previous iteration.  Published by Scholastic, the series are affordable and accessible. (Ages 8-14, Scholastic)

About the Author

Jenny deGroot is a freelance media review and news writer for The Banner. She lives on Swallowfield Farm near Fort Langley B.C. with her husband, Dennis. Before retirement she worked as a teacher librarian and assistant principal.