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Old 01-05-16, 11:42 AM
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Comic Book Novels for girls

Anyone know of any good novels based on comic for girls. My daugher (age 10) doesn't necessaryily like comics, but I bought her "A Diary of a Girl Next Door: Betty" and she read that one without realizing it was based on a comic.

I'm trying to find other novels similiar to that one that she could read. I had thought there might be Mary Jane novels out there or something like that. I need books that are not comics, but actual novels with maybe a few pictures. The less they have to focus on suoer-heroes stuff in the novels the better, because she'll be less inclined to read them.

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Re: Comic Book Novels for girls

So there doesn't need to be a comic component at all?

You might look into the Baby-Sitters Club, a prose series that was also adapted into a very good graphic-novel series by Raina Telgemeier. My kids also liked Beacon Street Girls.
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Old 01-05-16, 12:47 PM
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So there doesn't need to be a comic component at all?

You might look into the Baby-Sitters Club, a prose series that was also adapted into a very good graphic-novel series by Raina Telgemeier. My kids also liked Beacon Street Girls.
Well, I'm looking for something that's comic related, but something that she wouldn't realize may be based off a comic book series.
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Peter & Max by Bill Willingham might be good. It's a Fables novel, but you don't need to read the series to follow it.
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So you want us to help you trick your daughter?
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So you want us to help you trick your daughter?


They don't have anything to do with comic books since the novels began before the medium was invented, but girls that age can really get into the Nancy Drew mystery novels.

For a fantasy component, go with the Chronicles of Narnia.
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Aren't there some Bone novels?
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They don't have anything to do with comic books since the novels began before the medium was invented, but girls that age can really get into the Nancy Drew mystery novels.
They were made into comics, though!

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I'm curious too... why do you want novels based on comics?
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Maybe he just figures he'd get more answers here than in the books forum.
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Originally Posted by davidh777 View Post
Maybe he just figures he'd get more answers here than in the books forum.
There's a book forum?
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Re: Comic Book Novels for girls

Bone is a good choice.

Maybe Ms. Marvel from Marvel?
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Old 01-05-16, 10:34 PM
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The first Runaways series by Brian K Vaughn. Also Battling Boy by Paul Pope. Meteor Men by Sandy Jarrell and Jeff Parker. Bone by Jeff Smith is amazing. Lumberjanes is pretty good from what I've hear and it's targeted for girls.
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Old 01-05-16, 11:49 PM
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I put in a phone call to DC Comics and they now plan to publish this for you in July:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1401262473/

It helps to have the Spectre in your list of contacts for a situation like this one.



Another interesting one.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1401263208/
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I don't think you guys read the OP though. He doesn't want comics/graphic novels, but novels based on comics, with maybe a few pictures mixed in. But that's almost going in the opposite direction, most novels based on comics seem to be geared towards the comic buying populace. Even something like the various prose Sandman or Fables stories would seem to be written with people who enjoy the comic in mind.

For the OP, is stuff like Dork Diaries too far on the comic book side? And if you do want straight comic book recommendations, I do have a bunch. For instance, up next I plan to read Bee and Puppycat to my little girl.

I have to admit, though as a father to young daughters I'm excited about that DC Superhero girls line. They just showed the action figures and dolls off recently too.
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Old 01-06-16, 09:29 AM
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There is this Mary Jane novel from Marvel
http://www.amazon.com/Marvel-Inspire...ary+jane+novel
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There is this Mary Jane novel from Marvel
http://www.amazon.com/Marvel-Inspire...ary+jane+novel
Yes, this is more of what I'm thinking about. I actuall ordered this one about two days ago. I may have to put a sticker over the Spider-man heart on the cover so she won't know until she gets half way through the book.
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So you want us to help you trick your daughter?
LOL. Basically yes. She would enjoy some if she just tried them, but just isn't willing to give them a try. I figure the novels may be a way of broadening her horizons a little bit. I get tired of seeing her play Minecraft all day.
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I don't know how kid-friendly they are, but hasn't Marvel released a bunch of novel adaptations of popular storylines?
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LOL. Basically yes. She would enjoy some if she just tried them, but just isn't willing to give them a try. I figure the novels may be a way of broadening her horizons a little bit. I get tired of seeing her play Minecraft all day.
I hope it works for you. I'm going to try the same thing with my newly 14 year old daughter.
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My daughter read this when she was 12. She thought it was awesome. But I guess this isn't what your looking for.

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My daughter read this when she was 12. She thought it was awesome. But I guess this isn't what your looking for.

It is awesome. Just don't show her Crying Freeman after, though.

On a semi-related note, Miyazaki's Nausicaa manga is also awesome for that age range (or really any age range).
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It is awesome. Just don't show her Crying Freeman after, though.

On a semi-related note, Miyazaki's Nausicaa manga is also awesome for that age range (or really any age range).
She saw the CF anime before reading the manga. This was around when she was 16 or 17. So no big deal. I think she is one of the few people that actually liked the live action version. We have the French R2 release.
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I came across this new outreach program to young girls by DC Comics.

http://www.dcsuperherogirls.com/en-us

Share it with your daughter.
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