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This edition of Books & Bushes focuses on Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography by Chester Brown. The bestselling graphic novel on Canada’s infamous folk hero is back in a paperback edition with a new cover. Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography is the book that launched the graphic novel medium in Canada. Brown received the Harvey Award for best writing and best graphic novel, and made several Best of the Year lists. Publishers Weekly hailed the book as a “contender for best graphic novel ever.”
Brown reinvents the comic book medium to create a historical biography on Louis Riel. He crafts a compelling and meticulous retelling of the charismatic 19th-century Metis leader, regarded by some as a martyr and by others as a treacherous murderer. Canadian history at its best, Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography is entertaining and accessible for all ages.
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