Monday, December 26, 2011
The Sigh by Marjane Satrapi
The Sigh written and illustrated by Marjane Satrapi is a beautiful fable that is more than just a story for young readers. I was struck by the cover which is so eye catching. When I read the first few pages I was reminded of the classic fairy tales and fables that I love. It is described as being a graphic novel. The book does have many beautiful illustrations that advance the story but it doesn't seem like a graphic novel in the truest form. The illustrations had a familiar feel to me so I did some research and realized I know the author from her Academy Award Nominated film called Persepolis. This film is based on her book (a memoir) of the same name. I had never seen the film but remember seeing reviews and previews of it when it first came out.
Marjane Satrapi is a wonderful storyteller who immediately captures the readers imagination. This would be a great book for children and parents to read together snuggled up by the fire on a cold winter's night.