Why are there three versions?
The original english version (EV) is purely an adventure story for children whose mother tongue is english.
Children who already enjoy reading comics and graphic novels will be familiar with the classic comic book font. They will have fun and pick up new vocabulary while they’re reading it.
We took the same story and artwork and simplified the language to create a version (SV) that can be enjoyed by young readers who are either experiencing literacy difficulties, or are learning english as a second language.
We also responded to a shortage of suitable french immersion stories in this format by creating a french version (FV) that aims at the age group within grades 4 to 6.
What languages are the books available in?
Although we would like to expand the number of languages eventually, for now we offer two levels of english, and a french immesion version.
What makes it suitable for french immersion readers?
We have been careful to use as neutral a from of french as is practically possible, keeping in mind that the immersion students will be reading at a slightly lower level than their peers who have french as a first language.
What is the difference between the two english versions?
The EV version is for children who are already reading well and have english as a mother tongue, while the SV version has been simplified for reluctant readers, those with learning disabilities and students of english as a second language.
The graphic novel, or comic book, lends itself beautifully to the colour Ebook format. The rich colours won’t fade, and each frame can be expanded and enlarged to see the detail that young readers love.
The stories can be read and re-read without degradation. There are no more defaced books in a class set. Best of all is the ease of delivery. With the click of a mouse or the swipe of a finger, the whole class can read the same book at the same time.
Why not sell individual copies?
Our goal is to reach as many young readers as possible. If a School Board buys a license, every child in that board can read the graphic novels as often as they want. The license price is based on the number of students in grades 4 to 6 in the board and is literally pennies a student.
What devices can I read it on?
The books can be read on ipads, Chromebooks, whiteboards and any other computers or tablets with an internet connection.