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Great storyteller + great artist = magic in a book,
This review is from: DFC Library: Mezolith (Hardcover)
Ben Haggerty has been a professional teller of traditional tales since the late 1980s. You can only see him perform live - what few video clips there are of him have been withdrawn and his audio recordings are only available to researchers of folk tales. So for him to write a graphic novel is a special event.
He, and the two other members of the Company of Storytellers, were commissioned around the turn of the Millenium to look into Stone Age stories. I saw them perform those stories at the Royal Festival Hall, in London. Although the stories were the possibly the oldest there are, they were unlike any other folk tales I've heard.
This novel draws on those stories, and I think, weaves them with other folk tales from Scotland and elsewhere. The 'swan bride' starts like a selkie (seal people) story but then moves on in a unique direction.
The book is for anyone 8 years upwards - equally for adults as for children.
The graphic images are great and are perfect for the book.
It will draw you in, take you to another place, and connect you to people who lived tens of thousands of years ago.