Maus by Art Spiegleman and Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi are both comic books about wars.
They are ultimatly an examination of the lives, sentiments and conditions during times of unrest.
The book and movie of Persepolis tell the story of the revolution in Iran and how one little girls life was changed.
In his own words and typed by his own opposable-thumbed monkey hands- A review of Maus:
Hello, I am monkey number 1.
I am 9 years olds and the first time I read this book I was 8. When I first saw it I though it looked like a weird teen magazine- (p.s. only because I was in the teen section of the library) but I still read it. I knew there was something good about it when I got back home and my dad told me he read it when he was a kid, so I read. I have read it 3 times and now I am writing this review.
Is about a World War II story and the characters are mice, cats, and some pigs. It’s a comic book with black and white illustrations. I think it is based on a real story, because I know these things really did happen. (Actually come to think of it I have a ‘Call Of Duty’ game on my DS that was based on WWII.) Really it’s just an old mouse telling his son a story about his time in WWII.
How I felt about the story
It is a good story if you know about WWII. I don’t think it would make sense if you didn’t study it. It would make a good age group for maybe 7 (if you are a good reader) but I think 8 to adult are best. If you read this book I hope you like it!
*disclaimer* I edited this review but as far as words, thoughts and presentation it was all done by monkey, willingly and not for any school related assignment- He wrote it because he loved his brush with fame and all the comments you left when he wrote a haiku on Grace's blog My Year in Haiku.