Title: Albert Einstein
Author: Ned Hartley Illustrator: Tom Humberstone
Genre: Graphic Novel / History / Biography Pages: 128
First published: 2019
Edition: Paperback, published B E S Publishing in 2019
A Graphic History of the Father of Modern Physics
I actually bought this graphic novel for my husband, but I liked the look of it myself and now we have both read and enjoyed it.
I love the idea of using the idea of a biography and turning it into a comic. This one bases the story on the facts and uses fictional conversation to tell the story. It works pretty well here. It is very readable, even for someone not-at-all sciency, like me. This one is not only great for adults, but also for children, who may find a graphic novel a bit more accessible than a proper biography. I learned quite a bit about Einstein that I did not really know before.
The illustrations were very well done as well. The colour tones throughout the book are calm and pleasing to the eye.
I would definitely recommend giving this one a try. It never got too ‘sciency’ and it was very well done. This is part of a series and I may well pick up more. It is a great way to learn about history in a fun, but informative format.
6 out of 7 stars