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Arthur and the Invisibles, Luc Besson (Harpur Collins, 2006){HarpurAudio,2006; Narrator: Jim Dale}

Arthur and the Invisibles is a reasonable mid-grade reader by French Director Luc Besson that was tied into the children’s films of the same name. It is a good enough story with excellent visual descriptions that mirror Besson’s vivid cinematography. The story, however, is not terribly original, in some places seems to underestimate the intelligence of young readers, and has an air of Western European superiority clinging to it that seems out of place in the world of modern storytelling. Continue reading

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