Youth Services Book Review Features Little Lulu

“Marge’s Little Lulu: Working Girl – John Stanely” / Youth Services Book Review / Katrina Yurenka / November 15, 2019

What did you like about the book?

I actually read Little Lulu comics as a kid, buying them new off the rack as they were first released in the 1950s. I was worried that I would be disappointed re-reading them as an adult – but I definitely was not! I did not remember any of the stories in particular, which I was hoping for but you can’t have everything, I guess. Lulu is an independent, assertive, unique, adventurous, clever and fun heroine. She and Tubby, who is equally as unique, make a great duo. Their friendship is unique as well, not always so close or as predictable as one might expect. The stories here are presented in full color and there are many, 279 pages worth. End papers include sixteen pages of the original covers of the comics, a real treat, full-page, nearly poster size! This is followed by a history of the comic that includes history of the time in which they were written. And Sources Cited for further research.

Anything you did not like about the book?

Not a thing!

To whom would you recommend this book?

Adults born in the 40s and 50s would probably enjoy this collection but I think kids today would enjoy it just as much. A gem!

Who should buy this book?

Public and elementary school libraries

Where would you shelve it?

741.5 or graphic novels

Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles?

Yes! 

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