by H.G. Wells
Illustrated by Zdenko Basic
Publisher: Running Kids Press
Release Date: Jan 29, 2013
Source: sent by publisher
My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Summary from goodreads.com:
No classic work lends itself better to Steampunk illustrations than The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, and "The Country of the Blind," written by H.G. Wells, who many consider to be the father of Steampunk itself. Wells’s tales of time travel and scientific romance is the perfect collection to the Steampunk series. Fans old and new will be delighted by Basic and Sumberac’s four-color illustrations spiked with Steampunk machinery, gadgets, and fashion.
I highly recommend this book to fans of H.G. Wells, as well as those who haven't read his work before. The steampunk illustrations are absolutely amazing and bring the story to life in a vivid way. The oversized hardcover is a beautiful in itself, it would be fantastic as a gift. I think kids would be interested in reading this book as soon as they see the cover! They would never think this was a 'boring old book.' I think kids will really be drawn in by the illustrations and want to read the stories as well! There are a few illustrations that are so beautiful on their own, they would make lovely prints!
Bottom line: Great for both kids and adults, long-time fans as well as new readers of H.G. Wells will love this interpretation of the classic author's works.
Disclosure: Book was sent by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.