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Please note that this is the graphic novel adaptation of Sleepy Hollow. If you're looking for the short story, go here. This is Bo Hampton's 1993 Legend of Sleepy Hollow, a faithful adaptation of Washington Irving's tale surrounding the ghostly inhabitants of Tarrytown, New York around the time of the American Revolution. The cast of characters is headed up by the Headless Please note that this is the graphic novel adaptation of Sleepy Hollow. If you're looking for the short story, go here. This is Bo Hampton's 1993 Legend of Sleepy Hollow, a faithful adaptation of Washington Irving's tale surrounding the ghostly inhabitants of Tarrytown, New York around the time of the American Revolution. The cast of characters is headed up by the Headless Horseman himself. This edition boasts new covers and 16 pages of new material, including numerous preliminary sketches of scenes and characters.


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Please note that this is the graphic novel adaptation of Sleepy Hollow. If you're looking for the short story, go here. This is Bo Hampton's 1993 Legend of Sleepy Hollow, a faithful adaptation of Washington Irving's tale surrounding the ghostly inhabitants of Tarrytown, New York around the time of the American Revolution. The cast of characters is headed up by the Headless Please note that this is the graphic novel adaptation of Sleepy Hollow. If you're looking for the short story, go here. This is Bo Hampton's 1993 Legend of Sleepy Hollow, a faithful adaptation of Washington Irving's tale surrounding the ghostly inhabitants of Tarrytown, New York around the time of the American Revolution. The cast of characters is headed up by the Headless Horseman himself. This edition boasts new covers and 16 pages of new material, including numerous preliminary sketches of scenes and characters.

30 review for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Graphic Novel)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Amalia Gkavea

    From the listless repose of the place, and the peculiar character of its inhabitants, who are descendants from the original Dutch settlers, this sequestered glen has long been known by name of Sleepy Hollow ... A drowsy, dreamy influence seems to hang over the land, and to pervade the very atmosphere. — Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow An exciting and atmospheric rendition of Irving’s classic story. A young, opinionated and somewhat awkward tutor who comes to Tarry Town, New Yor From the listless repose of the place, and the peculiar character of its inhabitants, who are descendants from the original Dutch settlers, this sequestered glen has long been known by name of Sleepy Hollow ... A drowsy, dreamy influence seems to hang over the land, and to pervade the very atmosphere. — Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow An exciting and atmospheric rendition of Irving’s classic story. A young, opinionated and somewhat awkward tutor who comes to Tarry Town, New York, a Dutch settlement steeped in horror stories populated with ghosts and all kinds of restless spirits. But it is the hauntingly exciting figure of the Headless Horseman that takes the cake, wandering in the moonlit forests close to the old Church. Ichabod Crane has to fight a cocky suitor to win the hand of a landlord’s daughter and this is the least of his troubles. Through dark illustrations that scream ‘’American Gothic’’ and spirited text, this version is a great companion to an autumn night as the countdown to this year’s Halloween has started. My reviews can also be found on https://theopinionatedreaderblog.word...

  2. 4 out of 5

    Bhuvanesh Manivannan

    Every aspect of the book is complex: intricate plot, sophisticated language, detailed narration. The author has done a good job by making the story short. The detailed narration brings forth a good imagination. I'm citing a block below which impressed me a lot. I profess not to know how women's hearts are wooed and won. To me they have always been matters of riddle and admiration. Some seem to have but one vulnerable point, or door of access; while others have a thousand avenues, and may be captu Every aspect of the book is complex: intricate plot, sophisticated language, detailed narration. The author has done a good job by making the story short. The detailed narration brings forth a good imagination. I'm citing a block below which impressed me a lot. I profess not to know how women's hearts are wooed and won. To me they have always been matters of riddle and admiration. Some seem to have but one vulnerable point, or door of access; while others have a thousand avenues, and may be captured in a thousand different ways. It is a great triumph of skill to gain the former, but a still greater proof of generalship to maintain possession of the latter, for man must battle for his fortress at every door and window. He who wins a thousand common hearts is therefore entitled to some renown; but he who keeps undisputed sway over the heart of a coquette is indeed a hero. The author has left us to interpret the conclusion, where there are many possibilities for what had happened to Ichabod Crane: he could have disappeared to nearby territory or he could have killed. But the story clearly implies that Brom Bones was the Headless Horseman in disguise(his efficiency to ride a steed and his hearty laugh at the mention of the pumpkin[later mentioned at the end]).

  3. 4 out of 5

    Alexa SOF2014

    This creative and magical novel tells the story about Ichabod Crane who is a poor school teacher and only works for 10 dollars a day. This tale takes place around the time of the American Revolution near Tarrytown, New York. Ichabod sleeps in a student's house and does very little work around the house. He falls in love with the beautiful Katrina Van Tassel. She is a wealthy daughter of a Dutch farmer. He goes to dinner one night at her mansion. At the dinner party everyone is talking about a he This creative and magical novel tells the story about Ichabod Crane who is a poor school teacher and only works for 10 dollars a day. This tale takes place around the time of the American Revolution near Tarrytown, New York. Ichabod sleeps in a student's house and does very little work around the house. He falls in love with the beautiful Katrina Van Tassel. She is a wealthy daughter of a Dutch farmer. He goes to dinner one night at her mansion. At the dinner party everyone is talking about a headless horseman who stalks the countryside at night. One man, Brom Bones, a rival of Ichabod, tells how he and the horseman were in a race. Brom was winning but the horseman flew off in a burst of fire. On his way home from the party Ichabod encounters the headless horseman. He rides off in a hurry but feels something hit his head. The next day Ichabod's horse returns but their was no sign of Ichabod except his hat and a smashed pumpkin. I think I would find it very difficult to live during the time of the American Revolution. The narrator of this tale, Diedrich Knickerbocker, uses sarcasm very well in telling the reader he has an excellent singing voice and looks like the bird, the crane. During the time ghost stories and legends must have been very popular. I think I would have been very scared hearing these stories. I would give this famous tale 5 stars! It was very well written and kept my attention. We will never know what really happened to Ichabod Crane.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Erika B. (SOS BOOKS)

    Perfect scary story! I love the part where it says ..."and he would have passed a pleasant life of it, in despite of the Devil and all his works, if his path had not been crossed by a being that causes more perplexity to mortal man than ghosts, goblins, and the whole race of witches put together, and that was-a woman." Poor Ichabod Crane! Perfect scary story! I love the part where it says ..."and he would have passed a pleasant life of it, in despite of the Devil and all his works, if his path had not been crossed by a being that causes more perplexity to mortal man than ghosts, goblins, and the whole race of witches put together, and that was-a woman." Poor Ichabod Crane!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Dusty

    What a great Halloween story! Makes me crave deep autumn.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Ronald

    Washington Irving certainly had a firm grasp on language, and he flaunts it here. Still, the flowery description and excruciating attention given to the scenery, vegetation, the food on tables, etc. gets old fast. This is already a short book as it is and said flowery descriptions make up the majority of its length; not much actually happens in terms of story. In fact, the entire plot (which is almost nonexistent) could probably be told in 5 or so pages if we didn't stop to smell the roses so of Washington Irving certainly had a firm grasp on language, and he flaunts it here. Still, the flowery description and excruciating attention given to the scenery, vegetation, the food on tables, etc. gets old fast. This is already a short book as it is and said flowery descriptions make up the majority of its length; not much actually happens in terms of story. In fact, the entire plot (which is almost nonexistent) could probably be told in 5 or so pages if we didn't stop to smell the roses so often, and at such great length. I'm all for digression in a book as long as it's interesting (as in philosophical ramblings on the human condition or some such); but I can only stare at a rock or a bale of hay for so long before I'm ready to move on. Not really a book that I'd recommend, but if you're curious about it then by all means, check it out. It's really not horrible, the writing is quite good, it's just far too tedious for my liking. In all honesty, this is one of those rare instances in which I hold the modern movie adaptation in much higher esteem than the original writing. Sure, the Tim Burton film took great liberties with it and added much that wasn't originally there, but if they hadn't then there simply wouldn't have been enough material for a feature film.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Clint Keller

    Oh the story of the headless horseman, what better story to read while trying to scare kids or enjoy a nice halloween weekend. The classic horror story created by Washington Irving has been twisted and tweak countless amounts of times to creat movies, shows, and even other books. But there is nothing like the original, and it is evident when reading "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". A story which until the end is just about a man, Icabod Crane, who tries to win a young woman's hand in marriage. But Oh the story of the headless horseman, what better story to read while trying to scare kids or enjoy a nice halloween weekend. The classic horror story created by Washington Irving has been twisted and tweak countless amounts of times to creat movies, shows, and even other books. But there is nothing like the original, and it is evident when reading "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". A story which until the end is just about a man, Icabod Crane, who tries to win a young woman's hand in marriage. But as the story comes close to ending, Icabod runs into a dark figure, the headless horseman of Sleepy Hollow. This short story was very entertaining since before I read this book the only version I knew was from the movie which took a completely different approach. This book, as previously stated, would be perfect around halloween time. I really enjoyed the pictures throughout the book, they were neatly drawn and kept the story very interesting. I would suggest to reading this book to a younger audience but to no one else.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Leyla

    I saw the film Sleepy Hollow a couple of weeks ago and I found it very funny and enjoyable (I mean, I like anything by Tim Burton and anything with Johnny Depp in it, so it wasn't such a big surprise) and I decided to read the short story that inspired the movie. It was a nice and very short read, and even though the director developed and altered the story a bit, I can understand the appeal it posed. [image error] Did I say that I'm totally in love with Johnny Depp? :D I saw the film Sleepy Hollow a couple of weeks ago and I found it very funny and enjoyable (I mean, I like anything by Tim Burton and anything with Johnny Depp in it, so it wasn't such a big surprise) and I decided to read the short story that inspired the movie. It was a nice and very short read, and even though the director developed and altered the story a bit, I can understand the appeal it posed. [image error] Did I say that I'm totally in love with Johnny Depp? :D

  9. 4 out of 5

    Linds

    Interesting. I like the gothic old fashioned atmosphere and language.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Carolyn F.

    Read as a kid - pretty scary. I remember wondering why the teacher was so skinny and then later learned at that time teacher's were more on a starvation salary than now. Read as a kid - pretty scary. I remember wondering why the teacher was so skinny and then later learned at that time teacher's were more on a starvation salary than now.

  11. 5 out of 5

    John Yelverton

    A scary tale from America's past, but sadly, much of it is lost to another time. A scary tale from America's past, but sadly, much of it is lost to another time.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Sean Carlin

    Gorgeously illustrated adaptation of Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." Bo Hampton's atmospheric artwork captures both the comic whimsy and gloomy terror of Irving's prose. Remarkable the way this story has inspired artists of all stripes -- writers, animators, illustrators, filmmakers -- for two centuries "to dream dreams, and see apparitions." This graphic novel takes a well-deserved place in the canon of Headless Horseman–inspired literature. Gorgeously illustrated adaptation of Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." Bo Hampton's atmospheric artwork captures both the comic whimsy and gloomy terror of Irving's prose. Remarkable the way this story has inspired artists of all stripes -- writers, animators, illustrators, filmmakers -- for two centuries "to dream dreams, and see apparitions." This graphic novel takes a well-deserved place in the canon of Headless Horseman–inspired literature.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Riana (RianaInTheStacks)

    This was a fun read, particularly close to Halloween. The artwork is very spooky and ethereal with lots of watercolors and lots of blues, blacks, and oranges. Seeing the original sketches at the back was also neat. The wording is pretty much all taken from the original story, though this is not word-for-word the whole story. The selected parts and accompanying illustrations set up a nice flow and definitely give it the feeling of listening to a ghost story by the fire.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Innocent

    extremely creepy

  15. 4 out of 5

    T

    Illustrations are fantastic and story is true to original. Great creepy graphic novel.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Chris

    My book club read this for October. I'm not sure I've ever read it all the way through before, and now that I have I'm still not sure why it's such a classic. I guess tales of ghosts and pathetically maladroit schoomasters made a far greater impression on people in the 19th century. Also, it seems to me that people take a lot more out of the story than is actually in there. In which case, Irving has done a tremendous thing by creating tale that we all personalize to some extend. My book club read this for October. I'm not sure I've ever read it all the way through before, and now that I have I'm still not sure why it's such a classic. I guess tales of ghosts and pathetically maladroit schoomasters made a far greater impression on people in the 19th century. Also, it seems to me that people take a lot more out of the story than is actually in there. In which case, Irving has done a tremendous thing by creating tale that we all personalize to some extend.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Tasha

    Well I must say I expected something different. Still it was quite an interesting read and I liked the rather unusual portrayal of the main character who was nothing less tan a hero. A nice read for Halloween.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Yodamom

    Audio- fun and spooky in audio. A short quick clasic

  19. 4 out of 5

    Theresa

    I’m not a big fan of graphic novels, but what a fun, beautiful, and intricate adaptation of one of my favourite stories of all time! Each panel is well-coloured and well-illustrated and the dialogue and overall plot are faithful to the original tale. The author’s focus on Ichabod’s terror as well as the more supernatural elements of the story are refreshing compared to the Disney-laden emphasis on Brom and everyone’s least-favourite coquette, Katrina. The skull shape of the horseman’s pommel and I’m not a big fan of graphic novels, but what a fun, beautiful, and intricate adaptation of one of my favourite stories of all time! Each panel is well-coloured and well-illustrated and the dialogue and overall plot are faithful to the original tale. The author’s focus on Ichabod’s terror as well as the more supernatural elements of the story are refreshing compared to the Disney-laden emphasis on Brom and everyone’s least-favourite coquette, Katrina. The skull shape of the horseman’s pommel and the one-eyed gunpowder are details not lost on this Sleepy Hollow fan. Highly recommend!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Crystal

    It's that time of year again when it's time to read the great legend story. This time it was an audible version but very good. Ichabod Crane is still the same shy, skittish school master, listening to the tales of the Horsemen galloping through the woods of Sleepy Hollow at night. Of course, in the end all that is found is the horse and a smashed pumpkin. Wonderful every year!!!!! If you haven't read it, you're missing out on one of Washington Irving's best. It's that time of year again when it's time to read the great legend story. This time it was an audible version but very good. Ichabod Crane is still the same shy, skittish school master, listening to the tales of the Horsemen galloping through the woods of Sleepy Hollow at night. Of course, in the end all that is found is the horse and a smashed pumpkin. Wonderful every year!!!!! If you haven't read it, you're missing out on one of Washington Irving's best.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Hayden Gilbert

    A fantastic adaptation of my favorite story. It’s a bit truncated, as can be expected, but really well adapted. The whole “every frame is a painting” compliment has become a bit of a cliche at this point, but there are more than a handful of frames from this thing that I would rip my face off to have big prints of to adorn my walls.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Raejean

    This book was not good. This is the only time I have said watch the movie don't read the book. The exposition was more than half of the book and was long and so boring. The rest of the story (climax) was not exciting or scary. Also there was barely any dialogue and just a lot of description in old English. This book was not good. This is the only time I have said watch the movie don't read the book. The exposition was more than half of the book and was long and so boring. The rest of the story (climax) was not exciting or scary. Also there was barely any dialogue and just a lot of description in old English.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Judy

    Pretty good for a story written over a hundred years ago. It's a good book to do a comparison unit with middle school or upper elementary students comparing it to "The Legend of Decimus Croome: A Halloween Carol." Pretty good for a story written over a hundred years ago. It's a good book to do a comparison unit with middle school or upper elementary students comparing it to "The Legend of Decimus Croome: A Halloween Carol."

  24. 5 out of 5

    Methia reeves

    The afterward by Charles L. Grant is what freaked me out most!!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Monserrate

    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Marcelaine

    Fun little story. I didn't appreciate the way women were described as delicious little morsels, etc., but it is 200 years old. A lot of the book is prose, so the plot itself is pretty simple. Fun little story. I didn't appreciate the way women were described as delicious little morsels, etc., but it is 200 years old. A lot of the book is prose, so the plot itself is pretty simple.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Mohamad

    book1

  28. 4 out of 5

    Brooke

    this is a great graphic novel that really gives the perfect picture in your head as you are reading this story. There are many different findings in the novel and is a good read for students.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Rich Bennett

    A fun listen for the Halloween season.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    Hated the graphic novel aspect of it, but got the story across.

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