Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”: A Graphic Adaptation

By: Miles Hyman

Visual artist and Jackson’s grandson Miles Hyman has crafted an eerie vision of the hamlet where the tale unfolds, its inhabitants, and the unforgettable ritual they set into motion. Black-and-white illustrations.

ISBN: 9780809066490

JLG Release: Apr 2017


Sensitive Areas: Violence, depicition of nudity
Topics: Graphic-novel adaptations , Small towns , Violence , Short stories , Shirley Jackson , Tradition , Families , “The Lottery ”

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Jackson’s famous short story has been adapted into graphic novel format by her grandson. Hyman illustrates in lush detail the terrifying ritual known as the lottery. The artist includes a compelling foreword about the intimidating prospect of creating this work. Readers familiar with the original short story will not leave petrified, but they Jackson’s famous short story has been adapted into graphic novel format by her grandson. Hyman illustrates in lush detail the terrifying ritual known as the lottery. The artist includes a compelling foreword about the intimidating prospect of creating this work. Readers familiar with the original short story will not leave petrified, but they will enjoy exploring this offering. This adaptation is enhanced by the quality of illustrations. Hyman will have readers curious to explore nuances such as the imagined ritual origins or the town people’s absolute trust in the lottery. The visual country atmosphere and realistic portraits are slightly reminiscent of Norman Rockwell’s paintings. While this is definitely a great tribute to his late grandmother, it may not have the same impact as the original. VERDICT For fans of Shirley Jackson as well as newcomers planning to read alongside the prose tale.—Jessica Bratt, Grand Rapids Public Library, MI

Book Details

ISBN

9780809066490

First Release

April 2017

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

Trim Size

9" x 6"

Page Count

160

Accelerated Reader

Level 3; Points: 0.5;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;

Lexile

Level GN560L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Hill and Wang

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Violence, depicition of nudity

Topics

Graphic-novel adaptations, Small towns, Violence, Short stories, Shirley Jackson, Tradition, Families, “The Lottery,”

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