Animal Farm: The Graphic Novel

Book review by Michael Berry, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Compelling adaptation of classic satire rooted in reality.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 12+

Homeschooler reading assignment

I am sitting through a reading of this book with my 10 years old son. He is an average reader and on 5th grade level if he was in school. He generally understands the story conceptually, however he has some challenges with pronunciation of some of the words. So, for simply reading, I think 11 or 12 years old is the level. For fully understanding what the child is reading, I think 12 or 13years old is about right...

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age 7+

Kids respond brilliantly to the injustice on the farm

I read this with my daughter who was 7. I realised it was going to be a bit of a push for her, but she got really into it. Children have an acute sense of fairness and honesty. Having been all for the animals overthrowing the Jones's, when the pigs took control at the expense of the other creatures she was outraged by the hypocrisy and injustice. There is a very good audiobook version too, read by Simon Callow.

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