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The Resource Goliath, Tom Gauld

Goliath, Tom Gauld

Label
Goliath
Title
Goliath
Statement of responsibility
Tom Gauld
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This story reworks the David-and-Goliath myth. Goliath of Gath isn't much of a fighter. Given half a choice, he would pick administrative work over patrolling in a heartbeat, to say nothing of his distaste for engaging in combat. Nonetheless, at the behest of the king, he finds himself issuing a twice daily challenge to the Israelites: "Choose a man. Let him come to me that we may fight. If he be able to kill me then we shall be your servants. But if I kill him, then you shall be our servants." Day after day he reluctantly repeats his speech, and the isolation of this duty gives him the chance to banter with his shield-bearer and reflect on the beauty of his surroundings. This is the story of David and Goliath as seen from Goliath's side of the Valley of Elah. Quiet moments in Goliath's life as a soldier are accentuated by the author's drawing style, which contrasts minimalist scenery and near-geometric humans with densely crosshatched detail reminiscent of Edward Gorey. Goliath's battle is simultaneously tragic and bleakly funny, as bureaucracy pervades even this most mythic of figures. Goliath displays a sensitive wit, a bold line, and a traditional narrative reworked, remade, and revolutionized
Summary
Offers a graphic presentation of the David and Goliath story seen from Goliath's side of the Valley of Elah
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Illustration
Award
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2012.
  • YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens, 2013.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10119562
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gauld, Tom
Dewey number
222/.4309505
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Goliath
  • David
  • Bible stories, English
  • Graphic novels
Target audience
adult
Label
Goliath, Tom Gauld
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First hardcover edition
Extent
unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781770460652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)746596560
  • (OCoLC)ocn746596560
  • 295732
Label
Goliath, Tom Gauld
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First hardcover edition
Extent
unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781770460652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)746596560
  • (OCoLC)ocn746596560
  • 295732

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