Script Adaptation: Seán Michael Wilson
Linework: Declan Shalvey
Coloring: Jason Cardy & Kat Nicholson
Lettering: Jim Campbell
Exclusive US library/school hardback edition.
No one knows for sure if Sweeney Todd actually existed, but this story, taken from a serialization in a Penny Dreadful from 1846, was the first official record of the terrible crimes committed by the “Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” Although there is no explicit record of these events taking place, there is overwhelming anecdotal evidence that Todd existed and that he was the world's worst mass-murderer.
Gory? No! What's particularly good about this adaptation is that none of the horror is to be seen; making this a truly wonderful version of a brilliant book. It is a gruesome tale, portrayed with a certain Victorian “twee-ness” that borders on the comical.
With beautiful engaging artwork, the book features the entire novel as well as an illustrated character list (Dramatis Personae), 156 pages of story artwork, and fascinating support material – all beautifully presented in color.
An alternative text edition with simplified US dialogue is available in paperback enabling differentiation in the classroom.
See Related Products below for alternative formats and text options.
Library binding (Hardback)