The Smurf Anthology #1 by Peyo

1 Jul

surfsvol1The Smurfs Anthology #1

By Peyo and Yvan Delporte

Illustrated by Peyo

192 pages – ages 8+

Anthology Published by Papercutz June 25, 2013

Have you ever heard of the Smurfs? Well, the Smurfs are mythical creatures that are rarely seen. They are little blue men living in the mushrooms of a forest. The Smurfs were first created in a comic called Johan & Peewit where they made an appearance. The Smurfs got their own comic and have been around for 50 years now! This Anthology of Smurf stories from Papercutz are the original stories in order (plus the book, Johan & Peewit #9, where the Smurfs are introduced)! There are 6 translated (they were originally in French) stories/books in all (The Purple Smurfs, The Flying Smurf, The Smurf King, etc.). Papercutz has created a great Smurf  collection of stories! In The Purple Smurfs, an evil Bzz fly starts a plague of evil purple Smurfs, in the Smurf King, the Smurfs accidentally elect a tyrant to lead them while Papa Smurf is gone, and much more!

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“The Purple Smurfs” was originally called “The Black Smurfs” in French, referring to the Black Death or Bubonic Plague.

These were really great stories. I hadn’t read them before even though I am a fan of the Smurfs (I have read more modern stories). I also like the bonus “Johan and Peewit” story. I like how the Smurfs are in that book too and how Papa Smurf is the only Smurf that speaks Smurf and English. It is neat to see the history of how the Smurfs came about. I also like the artwork and how the Smurfs are drawn slightly different from what I’ve seen – they are more like gnomes and all look the same (except Papa Smurf). The colors were magnifique! I like the editor’s notes in the book and how they tell about how ideas came and things that had happened to make certain things the way they are now. I think this anthology is a must-read for Smurf Fans and young readers.

and now my review in Smurf -

These were really good smurfs. I hadn’t smurfed them before even though I am a fan of the Smurfs (I have read more modern smurfs). I also like the bonus “Johan and Peewit” smurf. I like how the Smurfs are in that smurf too (and how Papa Smurf is the only Smurf that speaks Smurf and Smurf, but the Smurfs are smurfed slightly different too – they are more like gnomes and all look the same(except Papa Smurf)). The colors were smurf! I like the editor’s smurfs in the book and how they smurf about how smurfs came and things that had happened to make certain smurfs the way they are now. I think this Smurf-ology is a smurf for Smurf Fans and young smurfers.

I give the Smurf Smurf-ology 5 out of 5 smurfs!fivebooks

smurfs2Book 2 on the anthology series comes out in November 2013. I can’t wait to read it!

For more Smurfs, check out the Papercutz website HERE.

21 Responses to “The Smurf Anthology #1 by Peyo”

  1. Catherine Johnson July 1, 2013 at 9:11 am #

    Love the smurfs! Have you seen the movie, Erik?

  2. Angela Brown July 1, 2013 at 9:44 am #

    I loved watching the Smurfs as a Saturday cartoon. I wondered, but not check on, their backstory. Very cool to find out about this anthology :-)

    • thiskidreviewsbooks July 2, 2013 at 8:07 am #

      I used to watch the Smurfs while visiting my grandparents, but then they got rid of the channel they were on.

  3. Patricia Tilton July 1, 2013 at 9:55 am #

    Chuckled at your question, “Have you ever heard of the Smurfs?” Then I realized they were popular in the 70s-80s and disappeared, long before you were born. I loved the Smurfs and the TV show. So did my daughter. We even had a Smurf theme area for kids at Kings Island Theme Park in Ohio with a children’s adventure into Smurfland. Blue ice cream,accessories and everything Smurf. What comes around goes around. Glad they are back in this anthology. Saw some Smurf stuffed toys at a store recently. Loved your post.

  4. ontheplumtree July 1, 2013 at 12:52 pm #

    The Smurfs were a particular favourite of my daughters. They were everywhere. What a great idea to bring them back like this.

  5. Renee @ Mother Daughter Book Reviews July 1, 2013 at 2:04 pm #

    Oh, not you too Erik! I sense a resurgence of Smurf love! They were really popular when I was a little kid. Can’t wait to read the anthology. Thanks for your review. :-)

  6. julie rowan zoch July 1, 2013 at 4:06 pm #

    Love the French word for Smurfs!

  7. Joanne Fritz July 1, 2013 at 8:22 pm #

    You’re funny, Erik! Loved your review in Smurf. The Smurfs have been around almost as long as I have.

  8. Michelle Isenhoff July 2, 2013 at 3:08 pm #

    Lol! I loved the Smurfs as a kid. You’re smurf version was very smurfy!

  9. readingwithrhythm July 2, 2013 at 10:24 pm #

    Erik! You crack me up! You are soooo smurf!! I don’t know much about smurfs, but we have several little blue smurf people that the Princesses like to play with when they’re here. They might like this book!

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