Reading Level: Middle Grade
Genre: Graphic Novel/Science Fiction
Length: 208 pages
Release Date: April 10, 2007
Stand Alone or Series: 1st book in the Flight series
Rating: 4/5 stars
This was a well done anthology of graphic novel short stories all somehow involving flight. The stories involve a wide variety of styles and themes. Some of them I loved and some were just okay. Some were really well done stories and some were very abstract.
I really loved the two Copper stories by Kibuishi. I also really enjoyed the following: Hugo Earheart by Jake Parker, Outside my Window by Khang Lee, and The Bowl by Clio Chiang.
There really is an incredibly wide array of styles and themes. There are fantasy stories, ones about friendship, and ones that are completely abstract. The illustration styles are just as varied, from classic cartoon style to very artistic soft styles to very abstract images.
I loved the variety and the surprise of not knowing what type of story I would be reading next.
Overall I enjoyed it and plan on checking out more volumes in Kibuishi’s Flight series. This volume spanned an incredibly variety of styles and themes and was very eclectic. I would recommend to those who enjoy graphic novel short stories and don’t mind being surprised by some different varieties of stories.