17 March 2011

Carmen; Walter Dean Myers

CarmenCarmen by Walter Dean Myers
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Carmen is one of my favorite operas, and if this book gets more students to go see it (and from there, perhaps to other operas) then great. The author has changed very little other than the setting and some of the language: the names all remain the same, and some of the more famous songs are here in modern translations ("The Toreador Song" isn't, which makes sense as the setting has moved to el barrio). Walter Dean Myers is such a beloved author that I'm certain readers will read (and enjoy) this update.

ARC provided by publisher.

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