A look inside this nonfiction comic... Charlotte Brontë Before Jane Eyre by Glynnis Fawkes (Excerpts & #Giveaway)

I didn't have room to review this book when I signed up for this tour, but I definitely plan on
reading it! I love the idea of nonfiction presented as a comic and as I'm a huge Jane Eyre fan,
this is definitely a story I have an interest in reading. Check it out and enter the giveaway below...

Charlotte Brontë Before Jane Eyre 
By Glynnis Fawkes
Children's Nonfiction, Comics
Hardcover, Paperback & ebook, 112 Pages
September 24th 2019 by Disney-Hyperion


Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong!--I have as much soul as you,--and full as much heart!

Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre is a beloved classic, celebrated today by readers of all ages and revered as a masterwork of literary prowess. But what of the famous writer herself?

Originally published under the pseudonym of Currer Bell, Jane Eyre was born out of a magnificent, vivid imagination, a deep cultivation of skill, and immense personal hardship and tragedy. Charlotte, like her sisters Emily and Anne, was passionate about her work. She sought to cast an empathetic lens on characters often ignored by popular literature of the time, questioning societal assumptions with a sharp intellect and changing forever the landscape of western literature.

With an introduction by Alison Bechdel, Charlotte Brontë before Jane Eyre presents a stunning examination of a woman who battled against the odds to make her voice heard.

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Inside the Book
About the Author

I'm an cartoonist and illustrator living in Burlington, VT.

My most recent book is Charlotte Bronte Before Jane Eyre, Center for Cartoon Studies Presents series, will be published in September 2019 by Disney/Hyperion. Also in September, Secret Acres will publish Persephone’s Garden, a collection of autobiographical comics that have appeared in the New Yorker and other places.

I began working on excavations as illustrator in 1998 and have worked on sites in Greece, Crete, Turkey, Israel, Cyprus, Syria, and Lebanon. I continue to work in Greece every year. My illustrations have been published in several books and many articles.

Many of my personal comics reflect a career in archaeology and family life. Greek Diary is about working on a dig and traveling with children. My drawings about my children were published regularly on Muthamagazine.com and were nominated for an Ignatz Award at the Small Press Expo in 2016.

Another project, Alle Ego, is about my first trip to Greece and how it launched my work in the direction of archaeology. A draft of this book won the MoCCA Arts Festival Award in NY in 2016. I drew most of it during a residency at La Maison des Auteurs in Angouleme, and I plan to return to work on this book in the future.

I’m currently working on a middle grade adventure set after the eruption of Thera in Late Bronze Age Greece.

Tour Schedule

Week One:
9/2/2019- Odd and BookishExcerpt
9/3/2019- Country Road ReviewsExcerpt
9/4/2019- dwantstoreadReview
9/5/2019- A Dream Within A DreamExcerpt
9/6/2019- Lifestyle Of MeReview

Week Two:
9/10/2019- Careful of BooksReview
9/11/2019- Character Madness and MusingsExcerpt
9/12/2019- FictitiouswonderlandReview
9/13/2019- Fyrekatz BlogReview

Week Three:
9/16/2019- Little Red ReadsExcerpt
9/17/2019- Book-KeepingReview
9/18/2019- Life of a Simple ReaderExcerpt
9/19/2019- Kati's Bookaholic Rambling Reviews- Excerpt
9/20/2019- Inspired by Savannah- Review

Week Four:
9/24/2019- Wishful EndingsExcerpt
9/25/2019- Just Another ReaderReview
9/26/2019- Jade Writes BooksReview
9/27/2019- Rants and Raves of a BibliophileReview

Week Five:
9/30/2019- two points of interestReview

Tour-Wide Giveaway

3 winners will receive finished copies of CHARLOTTE BRONTE BEFORE JANE EYRE, US Only.

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