Les Misérables (Hardcover)

By Marcia Williams, Marcia Williams (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763674762, 64pp.

Publication Date: February 24, 2015

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

Victor Hugo’s epic masterpiece is retold and illustrated by Marcia Williams in her signature comic-book style.

Travel back to nineteenth-century France with ex-convict Jean Valjean as he tries to put his criminal past behind him and his fate intertwines with the ruthless Inspector Javert, determined to put Valjean back behind bars; the poor factory worker Fantine, whose struggle to provide for her child leads to her death; her orphaned daughter, Cosette, whom Valjean saves from poverty and neglect; and Cosette’s besotted suitor, Marius. As a revolution sweeps through Paris, can Valjean elude Javert and secure a happy life for Cosette before all is lost? Follow their story in Marcia Williams’s entertaining and easily digestible retelling for young readers.


About the Author

Marcia Williams has written and illustrated many books and retold a number of classics in her warm, accessible comic-strip style. She lives in London.


Praise For Les Misérables

Lively, fluidly drawn watercolors.
—Kirkus Reviews

The wealth of [Williams's] imagination brings the tale to life for readers who may already have encountered the story in the form of the musical or its soundtrack.
—Publishers Weekly

Children who are daunted by the length of Hugo’s masterpiece may find this brief introduction to the story more palatable.
—School Library Journal

A good introduction to the classic tale for middle-grade readers.
—Booklist

A highly entertaining, easily accessible adaptation to the epic masterpiece by Victor Hugo, this selection excels in every regard.
—from Kendal Rautzhan