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Hybrids

 

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Inspired by this post on The Book Wars.

I love both art and the written word, so it is no surprise that I enjoy works that combine these two elements. First up is my favourite novel of all time, The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick – a cross between a picture book and written novel, with alternating chapters of the story in words and pictures:

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Next up, is Brian Selznick’s other work, Wonderstruck, which expands on the concept of Hugo. Instead of one story in both words and pictures, it is two stories; one in words, the other in pictures:

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Third is the recent In The Shadows, a collaboration between Kiersten White and Jim Di Bartolo, a graphic novel and written hybrid in which the graphic novel portion begins after the conclusion of the written portion and extends to the present day:

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Last, but not least is Kate Dicamillo’s Flora & Ulysses a comic book written word hybrid:

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Other hybrid novels that I have not yet read include Chasing Shadows by Swati Avasthi and Craig Phillips, and The Year of the Beast by Cecil Castellucci and Nate Powell.

Do you love hybrids too? Are there any I’ve missed? I’d love to hear from you!

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