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Title: The Smurfs: The Village Behind the Wall by Peyo
Notable: Unnumbered volume from The Smurfs Graphic Novels series
The Smurfs discover a whole new village filled with only girl Smurfs! Wild adventures await as the Smurfs try to keep up with the ladies on their own turf in a more jungle-like setting. Based on the 2017 movie, Smurfs: The Lost Village.
Though this collection of stories is overflowing with female Smurfs, it wasn’t my favorite Smurfs graphic novel. It’s probably because I don’t know the characters well and I haven’t seen the movie that the stories are based on. While the concept is really cool, I wasn’t that impressed with the stories themselves. They weren’t very engaging and that’s why I gave this book only 3 1/2 stars.
There are a couple of things which I really like about the book. The female Smurfs are very much like Amazons in their abilities and way of life. Unlike the prissy Smurfette, these ladies can fight, ride dragonflies, thrive in the wilderness and aren’t afraid to get dirty. I also like the way these lady Smurfs look–with their blue hair, purple-blue-green color scheme, and almost Polynesian-looking camouflage.
I recommend The Smurfs: The Village Behind the Wall to Smurf fans. Girls will probably especially like it because it features a whole cast of female Smurfs.
Rating: 3 1/2 Stars
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