The Magic Fish: (A Graphic Novel)

The Magic Fish: (A Graphic Novel)

by Trung Le Nguyen

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The Magic Fish is a tender and stunningly beautiful portrait of a young teenage boy learning to connect with his family through stories. With fairytale elements woven throughout, Trung Le Nguyen’s graphic novel is a nuanced story about love, identity and finding the words to speak your truth.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by the New York Public Library • Kirkus Reviews • Booklist • Publishers Weekly

Tiến loves his family and his friends…but Tiến has a secret he's been keeping from them, and it might change everything. An amazing YA graphic novel that deals with the complexity of family and how stories can bring us together.


Real life isn't a fairytale.

But Tiến still enjoys reading his favorite stories with his parents from the books he borrows from the local library. It's hard enough trying to communicate with your parents as a kid, but for Tiến, he doesn't even have the right words because his parents are struggling with their English. Is there a Vietnamese word for what he's going through?

Is there a way to tell them he's gay?

A beautifully illustrated story by Trung Le Nguyen that follows a young boy as he tries to navigate life through fairytales, an instant classic that shows us how we are all connected. The Magic Fish tackles tough subjects in a way that accessible with readers of all ages, and teaches us that no matter what—we can all have our own happy endings.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780593125298
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 10/13/2020
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 115,930
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: HL400L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Trung Le Nguyen, also known as Trungles, is a comic book artist and illustrator working out of Minnesota. He received his BA from Hamline University in 2012, majoring in Studio Art with a concentration in oil painting and minoring in Art History. He has contributed work for Oni Press, BOOM! Studios, Limerence Press, and Image Comics. He is particularly fond of fairy tales, kids' cartoons, and rom-coms of all stripes. The Magic Fish is his debut graphic novel.

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