Cilla Lee-Jenkins: The Epic Story

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Price
$7.99  $7.35
Publisher
Square Fish
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.1 X 7.6 X 0.9 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781250233424

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About the Author

Susan Tan has lived many places in her life, but calls Concord, Massachusetts, home. She grew up in a mixed-race family, and, like Cilla Lee-Jenkins, had very little hair until the age of five. After studying at Williams College, she earned her PhD from the University of Cambridge, where she studied children's literature. She currently lives in Somerville, enjoys frequent trips to Chinatown to eat tzuck sang, and teaches at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Susan's Cilla Lee-Jenkins books include Cilla Lee-Jenkins: The Epic Story, Cilla Lee-Jenkins: The Book is a Classic, and Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire. Dana Wulfekotte is a children's book author, illustrator, and animator. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Queens with her boyfriend and two rabbits (whom she now regrets not naming Supernova and Sparkledust). She is the illustrator of the Cilla Lee-Jenkins books, The Remember Balloons, and her own authored Rabbit & Possum.

Reviews

Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire

"Anyone who spends time with Cilla Lee-Jenkins will look forward to reading her in the future." --Booklist, starred review

"Tan writes in a fun and spunky voice that brings to mind favorite characters such as Junie B. Jones, Ramona Quimby, and Fancy Nancy but is still all her own." --School Library Journal

"[Cilla Lee-Jenkins] is 50% Chinese, 50% Caucasian and I think 100% wonderful . . . I suspect young readers will want to reach into the pages and hug her!" --Rachel Renee Russell, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dork Diaries, for Omnivoracious.com

"Meeting Cilla felt like making a new best friend. I can't wait to share the book with my own daughter." --Grace Lin, author of Newbery Honor book Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver

"There's humor and heartache, and future writers of all kinds will see themselves in Cilla. But above all, this is a book just bursting with love." --Kate Milford, New York Times-bestselling author of Greenglass House

"This story has everything: an irresistible voice, a cast of authentic characters, and a hilarious and whip-smart heroine . . . Cilla Lee-Jenkins is brilliant." --Kate Beasley, author of Gertie's Leap to Greatness

"I challenge anyone to read this book and not fall in love with Cilla Lee-Jenkins. With the spunk of Ivy and Bean and the heart of Ramona Quimby, she's a charmer from start to finish of this laugh-out-loud-funny book." --I. W. Gregorio, author of None of the Above