Tuesday 8 May 2012

Graphic Novel: Pride Of Baghdad

This stunning graphic novel follows four lions on a desperate journey for survival in Iraq during the 2003 US invasion.

The pride (along with countless other animals) escape Baghdad zoo and roam the streets. Confused and hungry they encounter many hazardous situations.

Striking artwork and characters each with their individual take on events make this a compelling and poignant tale.

Based on real events this story is a moving alternative look at the effect human conflict has on the creatures that share our space.

This is the first graphic novel I’ve read in a long time and it has worked well as a re-introduction to an often misunderstood genre. If you think a book with pictures is beneath you then give this a try, you may be pleasantly surprised.

Ric’s Rating: Highly Recommended.


  1. Bet it doesn't go well for the lions often.

  2. You can look up the real life story Alex but this novel is excellent.


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