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by Art Spiegelman

Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History

The first installment of the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel acclaimed as "the most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust" (Wall Street Journal) and "the first masterpiece in comic book history" (The New Yorker).

A brutally moving work of art--widely hailed as the greatest graphic novel ever written--Maus recounts the chilling experiences of the author's father during the Holocaust, with Jews drawn as wide-eyed mice and Nazis as menacing cats.

Maus is a haunting tale within a tale, weaving the author's account of his tortured relationship with his aging father into an astonishing retelling of one of history's most unspeakable tragedies. It is an unforgettable story of survival and a disarming look at the legacy of trauma.

Binding Type: Paperback
Publisher: Pantheon Books
Published: 08/12/1986
ISBN: 9780394747231
Pages: 160
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.50w x 0.60d

Review Citations: Booklist 01/01/2001 pg. 979
School Library Journal 05/01/1987
Newsweek 11/26/2007 pg. 16

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 70909 / Maus: A Survivor's Tale, I: My Father Bleeds History
Reading Level: 3.2 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 3

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