Animal Crackers by Gene Luen Yang

Animal Crackers

Gene Luen Yang

fiction Comics Young Adult
reflective medium-paced
Two stories of two very different young people who encounter the extraordinary while living their ordinary lives are collected in this omnibus of the early graphic novels by American Born Chinese author Gene Luen Yang.

In Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks, a not-very-deep-thinking high school student has his life as a bully disrupted when a tiny alien aircraft lodges in his nostril and he must make an ally of his former prime bullying target.

And in Loyola Chin and the San Peligran Order, a bright, ambitious girl 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.

Funny, smart, and profound--these early works have all the qualities expected from the work of the critically acclaimed Gene Luen Yang.

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