Animal Crackers by Gene Yang
A Gene Luen Yang Collection

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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 Gene Yang

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Gene Yang began drawing comic books in the fifth grade. In 1997, he received the Xeric Grant, a prestigious comics industry grant, for "Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks," his first comics work as an adult. He has since written and drawn a number of titles, including "Duncan's Kingdom" (with art by Derek Kirk Kim) and "The Rosary Comic Book," He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his lovely wife, Theresa, and son, Kolbe, and teaches computer science at a Roman Catholic high school.
Published April 6, 2010 by SLG Publishing. 216 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult. Fiction

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This early work from the author of the acclaimed American Born Chinese shows that Yang's work has matured significantly.

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Religious themes weigh heavy throughout part of the book, and explosives in a school setting may be disturbing for some readers, but ANIMAL CRACKERS ends up being a very readable, accessible collection that could slip into any school or library collection successfully.

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Animal Crackers is a collection of this first works, including the stories Gordon Yamamoto and The King of Geeks and Loyola Chin and The San Peligran Order.

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