Steampunk by Zdenko Basic

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If you combined clockwork gears, parasols, and air balloons with Edgar Allan Poe, what would you get? Steampunk: Poe! This is the first collection ever of Poe stories illustrated with the influence of steampunk. Running Press Teens has selected some of the most popular, thrilling, and memorable stories and poems by the classic 19th century American writer whose literary talent continues to open the mind to countless interpretations.

Every Poe story and poems is fully illustrated with steampunk-inspired art—from 1920s aviation gear to elaborate musical instruments—creating a fresh perspective on his work containing bizarre characters of madmen and mystery. Just in time for Halloween, Steampunk: Poe is the perfect classic horror choice with a haunting steampunk twist!


About Zdenko Basic

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Zdenko Basic is the illustrator of many books for children including Seven Sorcerers, The Dream Dealer, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and the first book in our Steampunk series, Steampunk: Poe. He is the director of the critically acclaimed short film Guliver and was the recipient of the 2008 Grigor Vitez award for Best Illustration in Children's Books. Basic also received the 2009 Croation Association of Artists of Applied Arts award for Best Young Artist. Manuel Sumberac has often worked in conjunction with Zdenko Basic to create works of art, including the short film Guliver and as co-illustrator for the first book in our Steampunk series, Steampunk: Poe. He recently served as the sole director and producer of the short film Escargot.
Published October 4, 2011 by Running Press Kids. 266 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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City Book Review

Wells, I was overjoyed to have the chance to review this volume of the Steampunk Classics series that includes The Time Machine, War of the Worlds and Country of the Blind.

May 09 2013 | Read Full Review of Steampunk: Poe


The publisher is Running Press Teens, so I’m assuming the book is geared towards a younger audience — the imagery will certainly be useful for teachers or parents who want to introduce Poe’s writing to a younger crowd as the number of illustrations is just enough to set the mood of a particular s...

Nov 21 2012 | Read Full Review of Steampunk: Poe

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