The Eternal Smile

The Eternal Smile : Three Stories

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A fantastical adventure through the worlds we live in and the worlds we create. 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 - 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.

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 152.4 x 213.36 x 20.32mm | 408.23g
  • Roaring Brook Press
  • New MilfordUnited States
  • English
  • chiefly Illustrations
  • 1596431563
  • 9781596431560
  • 272,387

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The Eternal Smile entwines fantasy and reality with remarkable ease into a delightful story. Surprise twists will keep readers engrossed to the very last page. Yang and Kim cater to fans of all genres, as they gracefully touch on nearly every subject imaginable. The artwork is simple, yet perfectly reflects the mood of the plot. Every element of this graphic novel is woven together into a flawless masterpiece.--Lucy Freeman, teen reviewer

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About Derek Kirk Kim

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." Yang lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he teaches high school. He got his Master's in Education at Cal State Hayward, where he wrote his thesis on using comics in education. Derek Kirk Kim is the author of "Same Difference and Other Stories," the winner of the trifecta of comics awards - the Eisner, the Ignatz, and the Harvey. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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