Raven Girl

Raven Girl

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Once there was a Postman who fell in love with a Raven. So begins the tale of a postman who encounters a fledgling raven while on the edge of his route and decides to bring her home. The unlikely couple falls in love and conceives a child, an extraordinary raven girl trapped in a human body. The raven girl feels imprisoned by her arms and legs and covets wings and the ability to fly. Betwixt and between, she reluctantly grows into a young woman, until one day she meets an unorthodox doctor who is willing to change her.
Publisher: New York : Abrams ComicArts, 2013
ISBN: 9781419707261
1419707264
Branch Call Number: 398.2 N559r 2013
Characteristics: 71 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm

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ChristchurchLib Jun 27, 2016

Hatched from an egg, the half-human, half-raven heroine of this illustrated novel looks like an ordinary young woman, yet speaks the language of birds. Though she has no wings, she yearns to fly, a dream that may be possible through experimental surgery. However, not everyone in her life is in favor of such a drastic transformation, which sets in motion a series of tragic events. Reminiscent of Swan Lake in both storyline and overall tone, The Raven Girl appropriately began life as collaboration with London’s Royal Ballet.

Cynthia_N Feb 21, 2015

A very weird and wonderful story! Super quick read and highly recommended!

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sfogs
Jul 12, 2014

Rather enjoyed this darkly feathered fairy tale. ;-)

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diggie
Nov 29, 2013

dark and bittersweet, niffenegger's graphic stories are the perfect example of pictures and words needing each other. i would not have believed the ending if i hadn't seen her shoulders.

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leah_p Aug 20, 2013

leah_p thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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