Author: Loic Dauvillier
|Book Rating: 3/5|
|Bottom Line: A Suprising Graphic Novel|
Hidden ends on a tender note, with Dounia and her mother rediscovering each other as World War II ends . . . and a young girl in present-day France becoming closer to her grandmother, who can finally, after all those years, tell her story. With words by Loïc Dauvillier and art by Marc Lizano and Greg Salsedo, this picture book-style comic for young readers is a touching read.
Although there are “off page” acknowledgments of the horrors, it isn’t the main focus of the book. Instead we get to see how good people came together and sacrificed their entire lives to help one another. The story feels very fresh because of it.
The artwork is very friendly and colorful, but still does an excellent job of conveying emotion with a satisfying weight and believability.
This is a great book for a younger audience. It both educates on historic events and also shows the importance of family and community.
Book Received: For free from publisher in exchange for an honest review