Animal Crackers: A Gene Luen Yang Collection (Paperback)
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The early work of Gene Luen Yang, author of American Born Chinese, is collected in this special edition containing Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks, and Loyola Chin and the San Peligran Order, plus an all-new story by Yang. Animal Crackers: A Gene Luen Yang Collection tells two stories of two very different young people who encounter the extraordinary while living their ordinary lives. Gordon, a sweet but not very deep-thinking high school student, has his life as a bully disrupted when a tiny alien aircraft lodges in his nostril. Meanwhile, Loyola must question her surety in her intellect when a junk-food-fueled dream encounter with a powerful alien being forces her to ask if it's better to be smart than virtuous.
About the Author
Gene Luen Yang began drawing comic books in the fifth grade. In 1997, he received a Xeric Grant for "Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks", his first comics work. He has since written and drawn a number of titles, including "Duncan's Kingdom", "The Rosary Comic Book", "Prime Baby" and "Animal Crackers". "American Born Chinese", his first graphic novel from First Second, was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award. He also won an Eisner for "The Eternal Smile", a collaboration with Derek Kirk Kim. Recently, he has been working on the comics series "Avatar: The Last Airbender." Yang lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.