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The Eternal Smile

The Eternal Smile


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From two masters of the graphic novel—Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese) and Derek Kirk Kim (Same Difference and Other Stories)—come three magical tales of fantastical adventure through the worlds we live in and the worlds we create.

The story of a prince who defeats his greatest enemy only to discover that maybe his world is not what it had seemed.

The story of a frog who finds that just being a frog might be the way to go.

The story of a women who receives an e-mail from Prince Henry of Nigeria asking for a loan to help save his family – and gives it to him.

With vivid artwork and moving writing, Derek Kirk Kim and Gene Luen Yang test the boundaries between fantasy and reality, exploring the ways that the world of the imagination can affect real life.

The Eternal Smile is the winner of the 2010 Eisner Award for Best Short Story.

Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and is a MacArthur Fellow, a recipient of what's popularly known as the MacArthur "Genius" Grant.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596431560
Publisher: First Second
Publication date: 04/27/2009
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 601,155
Product dimensions: 8.44(w) x 6.12(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and a recipient of the MacArthur "Genius" Grant. He is a New York Times bestselling graphic novelist whose award-winning work includes American Born Chinese, a Printz and Eisner Award-winner and National Book Award finalist; Boxers & Saints; The Shadow Hero; and Eisner Award-winning The Eternal Smile.

Derek Kirk Kim is the author of Same Difference and Tune, and the winner of the trifecta of comics awards – the Eisner, the Ignatz, and the Harvey.

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