Feynman – Otaviani & Myrick

The graphic novel format introduces teen readers to my favorite scientist, Dr. Richard Feynman.  I wrote a little about Feynman’s autobiographies under the biography tab.  He led a dynamic life and this graphic novel, written by Jim Ottaviani and illustrated by Leland Myrick, does an excellent job of retelling his rich and colorful life.  Feynman’s many scientific accomplishments as well as the highs and lows in his life are covered in 248 pages plus a not-to-be-missed bibliography.  After reading the graphic novel, I hope readers will want to listen to Feynman’s lectures and read his autobiographies.  It is obvious that the author is a huge fan of Feynman and of science.  Brilliantly done!  To view a brief video intro to the book and hear Feynman playing the bongos, click on either the publisher’s website or the author’s website .

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