This is a major turn about for Margaret Atwood. I happened to see it on the shelf in the book store and grabbed it immediately and never regretted it. I was so impressed that an author of Atwood's status developed a graphic novel, and at the same time I had been wanting to explore the genre of graphic novel. Atwood tells her story and reasons for doing taking up this genre for this story message. Her message throughout is to save wildlife and birds by taking a more controlled ownership of cats (at least this is my perspective).
Although she is a supporter of cat ownership, she gives examples of how the cats effect wildlife, the birds whose lives they take when allowed out at random to roam, not to mention how the cats are endangered and exposed to dangers of all kinds by being killed by being allowed out and about.
The hero is affected personally is all I will offer, which sends him on his super-hero journey. I have the book out where I can see it and grab it easily. I had bought it just after I adopted my cat and ironically the day I bought this book, I came home to her gift of a dead bird presented. The books message was validated then and there. I can't keep my cat in permanently, but it has made me make sure she is inside most of the time and I am more aware of our wildlife now, so like the hero in the story, her message has affected me too .
The artwork is professional and Atwood tells the story of how it was developed also. Just a wonderful journey and use of genre that gives and new perspective of how a story can take a new form and impress it's message in a sincere and magic way into one's spirit and soul.
- Hardcover: 80 pages
- Publisher: DARK HORSE BOOKS (14 February 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781506701271
- ISBN-13: 978-1506701271
- ASIN: 1506701272
- Product Dimensions: 16 x 1.3 x 23.6 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 386 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 263,780 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)