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The Magic Fish: (A Graphic Novel)

The Magic Fish: (A Graphic Novel)

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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.

Author: Trung Le Nguyen
Publisher: Random House Graphic
Published: 10/13/2020
Pages: 256
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.40lbs
Size: 8.30h x 6.10w x 1.00d
ISBN: 9780593125298
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 3
Point Value: 1
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 510612 / Magic Fish


Review Citation(s):
Booklist 07/01/2020 pg. 48
School Library Journal 08/01/2020 pg. 88
Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2020
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 10/01/2020 - Book Of Special Distinction
Horn Book Magazine 01/01/2021 pg. 112
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2021 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style

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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