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They're dapper. They're monstrous. They're erudite. They're the Ghastly Dandies, a breed of beast that happen to be as well-versed in classics as they are well-dressed in knickers and neckties! These ghastlies are guaranteed to delight readers of all ages with their clever renditions of Moby Dick, Hamlet, The Odyssey, Pride and Prejudice, Sherlock Holmes, and more. These cla They're dapper. They're monstrous. They're erudite. They're the Ghastly Dandies, a breed of beast that happen to be as well-versed in classics as they are well-dressed in knickers and neckties! These ghastlies are guaranteed to delight readers of all ages with their clever renditions of Moby Dick, Hamlet, The Odyssey, Pride and Prejudice, Sherlock Holmes, and more. These classic, illustrated tales told by monsters are sure to make your own little "ghastly" giggle. It's the kind of book you'll want to read to your kids, read again with your friends, and show off on your coffee table when you're done. Don't miss the first compendium of adult classics ever to be told by monsters!


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They're dapper. They're monstrous. They're erudite. They're the Ghastly Dandies, a breed of beast that happen to be as well-versed in classics as they are well-dressed in knickers and neckties! These ghastlies are guaranteed to delight readers of all ages with their clever renditions of Moby Dick, Hamlet, The Odyssey, Pride and Prejudice, Sherlock Holmes, and more. These cla They're dapper. They're monstrous. They're erudite. They're the Ghastly Dandies, a breed of beast that happen to be as well-versed in classics as they are well-dressed in knickers and neckties! These ghastlies are guaranteed to delight readers of all ages with their clever renditions of Moby Dick, Hamlet, The Odyssey, Pride and Prejudice, Sherlock Holmes, and more. These classic, illustrated tales told by monsters are sure to make your own little "ghastly" giggle. It's the kind of book you'll want to read to your kids, read again with your friends, and show off on your coffee table when you're done. Don't miss the first compendium of adult classics ever to be told by monsters!

30 review for The Ghastly Dandies Do the Classics

  1. 4 out of 5

    Aeicha

    Ben Gibson’s The Ghastly Dandies Do the Classics is laugh-out-loud funny, super entertaining, and surprisingly educational. The Dandies are a classy breed of monsters that tell quick and smart renditions of classics like Don Quixote, Frankenstein, The Great Gatsby, Moby Dick, Hamlet, Sherlock Holmes, and Pride and Prejudice. I’ve re-read this book at least five times and love it more each time! Gibson’s Ghastly Dandies are a rare breed of monster indeed: smart, refined, and grand (and silly and f Ben Gibson’s The Ghastly Dandies Do the Classics is laugh-out-loud funny, super entertaining, and surprisingly educational. The Dandies are a classy breed of monsters that tell quick and smart renditions of classics like Don Quixote, Frankenstein, The Great Gatsby, Moby Dick, Hamlet, Sherlock Holmes, and Pride and Prejudice. I’ve re-read this book at least five times and love it more each time! Gibson’s Ghastly Dandies are a rare breed of monster indeed: smart, refined, and grand (and silly and funny and giggle-inducing) storytellers. The Dandies’ brief summaries of the included classics are wonderfully imagined and done in a way that will captivate and resonate with young readers. Even the biggest fan of these classics will find themselves laughing! Gibson’s collage like illustrations are bright, smooth, and delightful. Bits and pieces of each classic are cleverly brought to life, with fun little surprises sprinkled throughout, And the big, furry Dandies are simply irresistible and lovable. If you’re looking for a way to introduce young readers to the classics, but not overwhelm them then The Ghastly Dandies Do the Classics is the perfect book for you.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Kristi

    hmmmm.... it was okay. not sure if i'd recommend this one. loved the idea of the classics, but it just didn't deliver. was expecting fun and maybe whimsical, and it was neither. hmmmm.... it was okay. not sure if i'd recommend this one. loved the idea of the classics, but it just didn't deliver. was expecting fun and maybe whimsical, and it was neither.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Carolyn Jeziorski

    This is a fun little book that could spark students’ interest in the classics. It would be fun to show older students as an idea for a summary project with literature.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sophie

    This book is so cute! It's retellings of classic literature starring the "Ghastly Dandies," who seem to be big black fuzzy monsters with good taste. All the stories are only a few pages long and have happy endings. I'm not sure how well kids who don't already know the stories would like it, but I thought it was adorable. My favorite is Pride and Prejudice, which is probably the most accurate retelling of the bunch. This book is so cute! It's retellings of classic literature starring the "Ghastly Dandies," who seem to be big black fuzzy monsters with good taste. All the stories are only a few pages long and have happy endings. I'm not sure how well kids who don't already know the stories would like it, but I thought it was adorable. My favorite is Pride and Prejudice, which is probably the most accurate retelling of the bunch.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Whitney

    Extremely annotated versions of classic books such as Pride and Prejudice, as told by adorable monsters. Adults will get a kick out of the humor, and children will giggle at the not-so-scary monsters as they act out literature's most famous works. Extremely annotated versions of classic books such as Pride and Prejudice, as told by adorable monsters. Adults will get a kick out of the humor, and children will giggle at the not-so-scary monsters as they act out literature's most famous works.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Whitney

    It was really cute. I particularly liked the Pride and Prejudice retelling

  7. 4 out of 5

    Edward Sullivan

    Not impressed with the illustrations or the storytelling. Maybe too ghastly for me.

  8. 5 out of 5

    John Opalenik

    So much fun. It made a great gift!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Carol

    Humorous illustrations enhance the very brief takes on classic novels. Some are better than others. Cute idea, probably could have been even better.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Karin

    This is was okay. Better for adults that already know the stories behind these classics than for kids. Hamlet is the worst of the bunch, but Pride and Prejudice was delightfully simple.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Jordan

    "Gatsby loves Daisy. But Daisy wanted to do other things. That made everyone very sad. THE END." Buy this title from Powell's Books. "Gatsby loves Daisy. But Daisy wanted to do other things. That made everyone very sad. THE END." Buy this title from Powell's Books.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Angela

    Just had a peek, but really liked it. More to come when the finished book arrives....

  13. 5 out of 5

    Glenda

    Cute illustrations. Not really the "monstrous" reselling of classics I expected. Some inaccuracies. Such as the claim Nick's family moved to West Egg. Cute illustrations. Not really the "monstrous" reselling of classics I expected. Some inaccuracies. Such as the claim Nick's family moved to West Egg.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Ashley

    I wanted to like this more, but its relation of the handful of classics it chose were rather lackluster. The illustrations screamed for further study, but the text left me wanting more plot movement.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Husnah Naim

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

  17. 5 out of 5

    Pam

  18. 4 out of 5

    Brenda Steffens

  19. 4 out of 5

    Rachael

  20. 5 out of 5

    Lori Goodrich-

  21. 5 out of 5

    Melia

  22. 4 out of 5

    Kimberly Herrin

  23. 4 out of 5

    Dan Cocco

  24. 4 out of 5

    Morgan Turnage

  25. 4 out of 5

    Romy

  26. 4 out of 5

    Karen

  27. 4 out of 5

    Julie

  28. 4 out of 5

    Brian

  29. 5 out of 5

    Amy Nicole

  30. 5 out of 5

    Krystal Van

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