Solomon's Thieves

Book 1

By Jordan Mechner,

illustrated by LeUyen Pham and  Alex Puvilland

color by Hilary Sycamore assisted by Alex Campbell

First Second, May 2010

Grade Range: 7 and up, Age Range: 12 and up

ISBN: 978-1-59643-391-5, ISBN10: 1-59643-391-4,

Graphic Novels, 6 x 8.5 inches, 144 pages, full color throughout,

Copyrighted material here with permission

Hilary Sycamore’s colours must be praised too, as they bring much depth and dynamism to the moments of action and drama. When Martin is thrown into a bare cell and later interrogated, all around him is suitably black, and when he escapes barefoot into snowy freedom, the absence of defined panel borders envelops him in white. Scenes like this, and the climactic swashbuckling sword fight with one of the villains of the tale in a burning barn do much to invoke the dangerous days of the period.

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A Comic Book Resources Best of the Year

Eisner nominated for Best Coloring

Release date: July 2013

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