A brilliant, innovative, reverently faithful graphic novel adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's jazz-age classic.
'No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man can store up in his ghostly heart.'
Nicki Greenberg's adaptation of The Great Gatsby is breathtaking - a wonderful homage to F. Scott Fitzgerald's jazz-age classic that brings to life the glitter, the melancholy and the grand and crumpled dreams of Fitzgerald's unforgettable characters. In the exquisitely realised setting of 1920s New York, a throng of fantastical creatures play out the drama, the wry humour and the tragedy of the novel.
'Bizarre, absorbing and very funny . a bold idea that works to great effect.' Shaun Tan
'The novel is a wonder . it has vitality to an extraordinary degree and glamour, and a great deal of underlying thought of unusual quality. it is astonishing.' - Max Perkins, editor, in a letter to F. Scott Fitzgerald on reading the original draft of The Great Gatsby, 1924
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Nicki Greenberg is a Melbourne-based comic artist, illustrator and lawyer. In 1990 she wrote and illustrated The Digits, a series of twelve children's books, selling 400,000 copies in Australia and New Zealand. Spin-off merchandise included greeting cards, giftwraps and stickers. More recently, in 2005, she wrote and illustrated It's True! Squids Suck for Allen + Unwin. It was shortlisted for the prestigious UK Aventis prize and the Australian Wilderness Society Awards in 2006.
An active contributor to the Australian independent comic art scene, Nicki's comics have appeared in Silent Army, Pure Evil, Tango and other comic art anthologies in Australia, Canada and Spain. Her work has been included in exhibitions such as Comic Book Lifestyle (Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts) and Inside Out (Westspace Gallery) and featured in The Age newspaper. The Great Gatsby is her first graphic novel.
Included in the prestigious International Youth Library's White Ravens List 2008
CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award Notable Book 2008
Allen & Unwin
A & U Children