The Book of Ballads

The Book of Ballads by Charles Vess is  an intriguing and overlooked volume in our Adult Graphic Novel collection. Book of Ballads

Charles Vess illustrated old English ballads that have been retold by authors like Neil Gaiman, Jane Yolen and Sharyn McCrumb. These tales bring to life themes that are both familiar and strange. Each tale is accompanied by the actual ballad and a good introduction explains the history of ballads.  See examples of the work and learn more about its origins from


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