All for One, One for All!
The classic tale of swordplay, mystery, and unbreakable friendship!
Dumas's tale of swashbuckling and heroism follows the fortunes of d'Artagnan, a headstrong country boy who travels to Paris to join the Musketeers - the bodyguard of King Louis XIII. Here he falls in with Athos, Porthos and Aramis, and the four friends soon find themselves caught up in court politics and intrigue. Together they must outwit Cardinal Richelieu and his plot to gain influence over the King, and thwart the beautiful spy Milady's scheme to disgrace the Queen. In The Three Musketeers, Dumas breathed fresh life into the genre of historical romance, creating a vividly realized cast of characters and a stirring dramatic narrative. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.
The picaresque adventures of the young d'Artagnan, who strives to become a musketeer in service of the king, unfold in a visually vibrant adaptation of Dumas's novel. It's no easy task to condense such a sprawling story into a picture book, and readers may have trouble keeping up with the swerves of the plot. French artist Andr uses airy, watercolorlike effects to create dramatic visuals suggestive of stills from an animated action film. It's an ambitious retelling, but most readers will probably benefit from outside research or conversations with adults to better understand the context and stakes of the story. Ages 8 11.
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I can finally share these classics with my own children!
I have a rather substantial collection of original Classics Illustrated comic books on my library shelves. I read them frequently as a child and enjoy them even now, but they are old and quite fragile. I'm extremely excited to see an ebook addition that my 11, 10, 7 and 6 year old children can now read and reread as they grow up. I hope there are many more on their way!
Trajectory, Inc. has done a great job of presenting this 50+ year old comic in it's beautiful original color!
I was going to complain about the price, but I checked (since I haven't bought any in about 10 years) and you can't buy an original, even in poor condition, for anywhere close to this price.