Marwe

Into the Land of the Dead [An East African Legend]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

From an East African village, into the Land of the Dead: Marwe lives in a village where food is scarce. She tries to be obedient, but it’s hard to spend every day working in the fields. When her carelessness ruins the village’s crops, she’s too scared to face her angry family and runs away—to the strange Land of the Dead. Marwe knows she doesn’t belong there. But can she find the right sort of courage to return to the land of the living?

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-7613-4646-3
$42.65 $31.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Graphic Novels, Nonfiction
Copyright 2009
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Graphic Universe ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2008-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.2
Reading Counts! Points 3.0
BISACS JNF052030, JNF062000
Dewey 398.2'08996395
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.625 x 9.25
Lexile 530
Guided Reading Level R
ATOS Reading Level 2.5
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 124551
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Original artwork, Pronunciation guide, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Illustrator: Craig Hamilton

Illustrator: Ray Lago

Author: Marie P. Croall

Marie P. Croall lives in Cary, North Carolina. She has written for Marvel, DC Comics, Moonstone Books, Devils Due, and Harris Comics, and has completed a self-published graphic novel and a short film. Marie has spent much of her life reading fables and legends, and enjoys discovering new things about different cultures.

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Graphic Myths and Legends

Supreme artwork and storytelling are the hallmarks of Lerner Publishing Group’s Graphic Universe imprint. With art and text created by experienced graphic novel authors and artists―who also work for publishers such as DC and Marvel―using traditional drawings, coloring, and… View available downloads →