December 8, 2015 The Book Concierge is back and all new for 2015! Explore more than 260 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics.
September 18, 2015 From Kate Beaton (the creator of Hark! A Vagrant) comes a new collection of comics that combines deadpan humor with minimalist style, drawing inspiration from often surprising historical figures.
December 21, 2011 Critic Dan Kois selects the standout graphic novels of the year, which include books from France and Japan, explicit picaresques, hard-boiled mysteries, memoirs, fairy tales and new twists on old classics.
September 29, 2011 Joe Kennedy lectures burping baby Ted on political ambition while teenagers Joe Jr. and John wrestle for the presidency. Cartoonist Kate Beaton irreverently recasts history and classic literature in her new book, Hark! A Vagrant.
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September 28, 2011 Read an excerpt of Hark! A Vagrant. LANGUAGE ADVISORY: This excerpt contains language some might find offensive.
September 22, 2011 With a deceptively loose, doodle-like style, Canadian webcomic creator Kate Beaton imbues historical and literary figures with comically modern sensibilities.
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