The journey is the reward.-S.J.
Steve Jobs: Insanely Great is a graphic biography by Jessie Hartland. It starts with a timeline of Steve's life and then follows that timeline to highlight events that led to Steve's many, many accomplishments.
To be honest I have never read another book about Steve Jobs and only knew a bit about him prior to reading this, so when I say that this book is spectacular I am not making any comparisons. There is another biography about Steve in my library which was published for teens and has been fairly popular, Steve Jobs--- the Man Who Thought Different: a biography by Karen Blumenthal. I think Hartland's book will fill a niche and attract different readers to it, which is wonderful.
The graphics in Steve Jobs: Insanely Great are simple and comical. Some frames are quite busy while others convey just one simple point. When the pages got to "busy" I found myself just skipping ahead which was probably the idea Hartland wanted to convey---Jobs was so busy and creative that sometimes others just couldn't keep up.
At first I was critical of some of the graphics thinking that the drawings could have been done by me or one of my students, then I got off my high-horse and just settled in to read and enjoy the book without criticising it anymore, especially as I was learning something new with the turn of each page.
I am so excited about this book I can't wait for July. Already I am making plans for sharing this AR book with students and other librarians in the district and it is already on my summer book order.
(I was not paid anything to review this book by the publisher Schwartz and Wade. This book will be available for purchase in July 2015.)