The Kite Runner: Graphic Novel

The Kite Runner: Graphic Novel

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By (author) Khaled Hosseini, Illustrated by Fabio Celoni

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  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Format: Paperback | 136 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 238mm x 12mm | 399g
  • Publication date: 5 September 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1408815257
  • ISBN 13: 9781408815250
  • Illustrations note: chiefly col. Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 61,705

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1970s Afghanistan: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives...Since its publication in 2003, The Kite Runner has sold twenty one million copies worldwide. Through Khaled Hosseini's brilliant writing, a previously unknown part of the world was brought to life. Now in this beautifully illustrated, four-colour graphic novel adaptation, The Kite Runner is given a vibrant new life which is sure to compel a new generation of readers.

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Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and moved to the United States in 1980. His novels The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns were international bestsellers, published in thirty-four countries. In 2006 he was named a US goodwill envoy to the United Nations Refugee Agency. He lives in northern California. Fabio Celoni is an illustrator, scriptwriter and comics author. Since 1991 he has been a regular collaborator with Walt Disney Company Italy. In 2000 he became a staff illustrator and scriptwriter for the Dylan Dog comics series. He is also the author of several other successful Italian comics series, for which he has won several prizes. Mirka Andolfo is a colourist and illustrator who has collaborated with many Italian comics publishers and children's book publishers. He is the regular colourer for Geronimo Stilton's illustrations.

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'Hosseini's ability to reach the core of experiences of love and loss places him in the company of such fine chroniclers of the new America as Chang-rae Lee. The Kite Runner is a first novel of unusual generosity, honesty and compassion' Guardian 'Unforgettable ... extraordinary. It is so powerful that for a long time after everything I read seemed bland' Isabel Allende 'A devastating, masterful and painfully honest story ... it is a novel of great hidden intricacy and wisdom, like a timeless Eastern tale. It speaks the most harrowing truth about the power of evil' Daily Telegraph 'The shattering first novel by Khaled Hosseini... a rich and soul-searching narrative ... a sharp, unforgettable taste of the trauma and tumult experienced by Afghanis as their country buckled' Observer