Don Quixote [electronic resource]. Miguel de Cervantes.
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- ISBN: 9781400129010 (sound recording)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (34 audio files) : digital
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: Old Saybrook : Tantor Media, 2006.
|Participant or Performer Note:||
Narrator: David Case.
It's the classic adventure of a madman: the "renowned Don Quixote de la Mancha." He attacks windmills, believes a peasant girl to be a lady, and fancies that he is a knight-errant, dedicated to righting wrongs and rescuing damsels in distress.
|Target Audience Note:||
Text Difficulty 9 - Text Difficulty 12
|System Details Note:||
Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 1106622 KB).
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2009 April #2
Jenkins and Riddell seem to be working their way through the satirical adventure canon, with rather rewarding results. Having tackled Gulliver and his travels in 2005, they now set their sights on the famed tilter at windmills and his rotund squire. Jenkins' rendition is faithful almost to a fault, at times sounding more like summarization than adaptation. Though keeping stock of the litany of secondary characters may leave some readers a little woozy, the book doesÂ a fine job of capturing the sly satire and the duo's slapstick schtick. The chapter headings are especially mirthful: "Don Quixote Beats Up Some Sheep, Is Felled by Some Stones, and Ends Up With Fewer Teeth Than He Started With." Jenkins' always impressive and expressive artworkâcharacters are both gnarled and caricaturishâis an ideal medium in which to mix the tale's deadpan silliness with Quixote's unhinged fantasies. While the long and text-heavy narrative can be a little intimidating, the artwork in the margins and especially the abundance of grand, full-page scenes should keep readers engaged throughout this picaresque classic of deluded knight-errantry. Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2009 November #1
Noteworthy graphic-novel adaptations of major Spanish works are just starting to appear on the scene. In this adaptation of Cervantes' classic, Garrido, a member of the Mexican Academia de la Lengua, includes many of the well-known adventures and misadventures of Don Quixote and his shrewd squire, Sancho Panza, all detailed in plain, contemporary Spanish that language learners as well as fluent speakers will enjoy. The witty illustrations in bright colors greatly extend the telling. Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.
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