The Maus Series

by Art Spiegelman (Author/Cartoonist)

Book Cover for the Maus Series
Maus is a haunting tale within a tale. Vladek's harrowing story of survival is woven into the author's account of his tortured relationship with his aging father. Against the backdrop of guilt brought by survival, they stage a normal life of small arguments and unhappy visits. This astonishing retelling of our century's grisliest news is a story of survival, not only of Vladek but of the children who survive even the survivors. Maus studies the bloody pawprints of history and tracks its meaning for all of us.

Summary and books in the Maus series

Tags: graphic novel, non fiction, historical, culture, war, family,
Series reading level: 13+
Books in series: 2
Should read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished

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Books in series order
1Maus - A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History  (1986)
2Maus - A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began  (1991)