Popular European Comic Books

Find comic books written by authors from Europe for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge. (15)

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A House Without Windows by Ellison Marc EN

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By the delicate hand of Didier Kassaï (Storm Over Bangui) comes a comic book documentary about the street children of Bangui, told in a style that mixes photos and illustrations. In the Central African Republic, children grow up in a state of insecurity, poverty, and malnutrition. The 2013 conflict only exacerbated this situation. The Central African Republic has become what many call "a house without windows." Through illustrations, photos and videos (activated via QR codes), this comic takes you into the heart of this "forgotten crisis." With Central African artist Didier Kassai and British ... continue

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A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
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When their recently widowed father announces he plans to remarry, sisters Vera and Nadezhda realise they must put aside a lifetime of feuding in order to save him. His new love is a voluptuous gold-digger from the Ukraine half his age, with a proclivity for green satin underwear and boil-in-the-bag cuisine, who stops at nothing in her single minded pursuit of the luxury Western lifestyle she dreams of. But the old man, too, is pursuing his eccentric dreams - and writing a history of tractors in Ukrainian. A wise, tender and deeply funny novel about families, the healing of old wounds, the tria... continue

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Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Country: Europe / Russia flag Russia
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Cardinal rule #1 for surviving school: Don't get noticed by the mean kids. Cardinal rule #2 for surviving school: Seek out groups with similar interests and join them. On her first day at her new school, Penelope--Peppi--Torres reminds herself of these basics. But when she trips into a quiet boy in the hall, Jaime Thompson, she's already broken the first rule, and the mean kids start calling her the "nerder girlfriend." How does she handle this crisis? By shoving poor Jaime and running away! Falling back on rule two and surrounding herself with new friends in the art club, Peppi still can't he... continue

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De wonderbaarlijke reis van de fakir die vastzat in een Ikea-kast / druk 1 by Romain Puértolas NL

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / France flag France
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Waar koop je een spijkerbed? Bij Ikea natuurlijk! Dus rept een gewiekste fakir zich vanuit New Delhi naar een filiaal in Parijs.

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Detective Nosegood and the Museum Robbery by Marian Ortan EN

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Country: Europe / Poland flag Poland
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The third in a series of irresistibly charming, beautifully illustrated children's classics - the adventures of Detective Nosegoode and his talking dog, Cody. A famous picture is in danger of being stolen, the headquarters of the Circle of the Aficionados of Checkers has been robbed and an elusive pickpocket strikes at the celebrations to mark the hundredth anniversary of the founding of Lower Limewood. This small town seems to have a attracted quite a number of thieves - a good job they can count the brilliant Detective Nosegoode and his faithful Cody among their residents.


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How I Tried to Be a Good Person by Ulli Lust EN

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Country: Europe / Austria flag Austria
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Lust's follow-up to her first internationally lauded graphic memoir, How I Tried to Be a Good Person, picks up directly where its predecessor left off. Revealing and powerful, Lust recounts her life as a young, enthusiastic anarchist making her way in Vienna in the 1990s - and of her love for two men: the "perfect companion" Georg, an actor twenty years her elder, and the "perfect lover," Kimata, a Nigerian man-about-town. As her relationships with the two men evolve, jealousy increasingly mounts and leads to emotional and violent outbreaks that threaten her life.

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Maus : A Survivor's Tale by Art Spiegelman EN

Rating: 5 (2 votes)
Country: Europe / Sweden flag Sweden
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Some historical events simply beggar any attempt at description--the Holocaust is one of these. Characterising the Nazis as cats and the Jews as mice, this book recounts, through a complex and sustained allegory the experiences of the author's father in Auschwitz during WWII.

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Petar & Liza by Miroslav Sekulic Struja NL

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Country: Europe / Croatia flag Croatia
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In this resplendently painted graphic novel, a poet and a dancer form a beautiful connection in a bleak world.

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Terrorist : Gavrilo Princip, the Assassin who Ignited World War I by Henrik Rehr EN

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Country: Europe / Denmark flag Denmark
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"Fictional account of the life of the young Serbian terrorist, Gavrilo Princep, who touched off World War I in 1914 by assassinating the Archduke Franz Ferdinand"--