The Shadow Hero

Gene Luen Yang (Author) Sonny Liew (Illustrator)
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Product Details

Price
$31.80
Publisher
Perfection Learning
Publish Date
July 15, 2014
Pages
158
Dimensions
6.7 X 10.3 X 0.6 inches | 2.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Prebound
EAN/UPC
9781627657778

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About the Author

Gene Luen Yang's first book with First Second, "American Born Chinese," is now in print in over ten languages and was a National Book Award finalist and winner of the Printz Award. Yang's other works include the popular comics adaptation of "Avatar: The Last Airbender," and the "New York Times" Best-Selling graphic novel diptych "Boxers & Saints. The Shadow Hero," the story of the first Asian-American superhero, is his most recent graphic novel.

Sonny Liew is a Malaysian-born comic artist and illustrator based in Singapore. He is best known for his work on Vertigo's "My Faith in Frankie" together with Mike Carey and Marc Hempel, and Marvel's adaptation of "Sense and Sensibility." "The Shadow Hero," a graphic novel written by Gene Luen Yang, is his most recent work.

Reviews

Praise for" Boxers & Saints: """ "Read this, and come away shaking." --Newbery Honor-winning author Gary Schmidt "Masterful." --Dave Eggers "Remarkable." --"The New York Times" "At once humorous and heartbreaking." --"The LA Times" "Epic." --"The Washington Post"
Praise for "The Shadow Hero" "A golden-age comic superhero returns with a brand new Asian-American origin story . . . An entertaining and intelligent response to classic superhero stories." - "Kirkus Reviews""" "STARRED REVIEW: ""Racism, romance, humor, and identity all play important roles in Yang and Liew's evocation of Hank's life in pre-WWII San Francisco as they create an origin story that blends classic comics conventions with a distinctly Chinese perspective." - "Publishers Weekly" Praise for" Boxers & Saints: """ "Read this, and come away shaking." --Newbery Honor-winning author Gary Schmidt "Masterful." --Dave Eggers "Remarkable." --"The New York Times" "At once humorous and heartbreaking." --"The LA Times" "Epic." --"The Washington Post"
Praise for "The Shadow Hero" "Abundant humor, strong characters and cracking good action." -" The Horn Book" "A golden-age comic superhero returns with a brand new Asian-American origin story . . . An entertaining and intelligent response to classic superhero stories." - "Kirkus Reviews""" "STARRED REVIEW: ""Racism, romance, humor, and identity all play important roles in Yang and Liew's evocation of Hank's life in pre-WWII San Francisco as they create an origin story that blends classic comics conventions with a distinctly Chinese perspective." - "Publishers Weekly" Praise for" Boxers & Saints: """ "Read this, and come away shaking." --Newbery Honor-winning author Gary Schmidt "Masterful." --Dave Eggers "Remarkable." --"The New York Times" "At once humorous and heartbreaking." --"The LA Times" "Epic." --"The Washington Post"
Praise for "The Shadow Hero" "Award-winning author Yang and artist Liew tackle a lesser-known aspect of history, breathing new life into the Green Turtle, a 1940s comic book hero . . . A creative take on the superhero genre." - "School Library Journal" "Abundant humor, strong characters and cracking good action." -" The Horn Book" "A golden-age comic superhero returns with a brand new Asian-American origin story . . . An entertaining and intelligent response to classic superhero stories." - "Kirkus Reviews""" "STARRED REVIEW: ""Racism, romance, humor, and identity all play important roles in Yang and Liew's evocation of Hank's life in pre-WWII San Francisco as they create an origin story that blends classic comics conventions with a distinctly Chinese perspective." - "Publishers Weekly" Praise for" Boxers & Saints: """ "Read this, and come away shaking." --Newbery Honor-winning author Gary Schmidt "Masterful." --Dave Eggers "Remarkable." --"The New York Times" "At once humorous and heartbreaking." --"The LA Times" "Epic." --"The Washington Post"
Praise for "The Shadow Hero" "The insight into Chinese mafia and 1940s American superhero comic book culture is wonderful." - "VOYA" "Award-winning author Yang and artist Liew tackle a lesser-known aspect of history, breathing new life into the Green Turtle, a 1940s comic book hero . . . A creative take on the superhero genre." - "School Library Journal" "Abundant humor, strong characters and cracking good action." -" The Horn Book" "A golden-age comic superhero returns with a brand new Asian-American origin story . . . An entertaining and intelligent response to classic superhero stories." - "Kirkus Reviews""" "STARRED REVIEW: ""Racism, romance, humor, and identity all play important roles in Yang and Liew's evocation of Hank's life in pre-WWII San Francisco as they create an origin story that blends classic comics conventions with a distinctly Chinese perspective." - "Publishers Weekly" Praise for" Boxers & Saints: """ "Read this, and come away shaking." --Newbery Honor-winning author Gary Schmidt "Masterful." --Dave Eggers "Remarkable." --"The New York Times" "At once humorous and heartbreaking." --"The LA Times" "Epic." --"The Washington Post"
Praise for "The Shadow Hero" *"Yang and Liew reinvent this character in a brilliant homage that finally allows the Green Turtle to get his long overdue face time." - "BCCB," STARRED REVIEW *"There's plenty of humor in this lively, entertaining adventure story . . . At its heart, though, this book is a subtle comment on China's changing cultural landscape and growing multiculturism in America. A lovingly tongue-in-cheek homage." - "Booklist," STARRED REVIEW "The insight into Chinese mafia and 1940s American superhero comic book culture is wonderful." - "VOYA" "Award-winning author Yang and artist Liew tackle a lesser-known aspect of history, breathing new life into the Green Turtle, a 1940s comic book hero . . . A creative take on the superhero genre." - "School Library Journal" "Abundant humor, strong characters and cracking good action." -" The Horn Book" "A golden-age comic superhero returns with a brand new Asian-American origin story . . . An entertaining and intelligent response to classic superhero stories." - "Kirkus Reviews""" "STARRED REVIEW: ""Racism, romance, humor, and identity all play important roles in Yang and Liew's evocation of Hank's life in pre-WWII San Francisco as they create an origin story that blends classic comics conventions with a distinctly Chinese perspective." - "Publishers Weekly" Praise for" Boxers & Saints: """ "Read this, and come away shaking." --Newbery Honor-winning author Gary Schmidt "Masterful." --Dave Eggers "Remarkable." --"The New York Times" "At once humorous and heartbreaking." --"The LA Times" "Epic." --"The Washington Post"
Praise for "The Shadow Hero"
*"Yang and Liew reinvent this character in a brilliant homage that finally allows the Green Turtle to get his long overdue face time." - "BCCB," STARRED REVIEW
*"There's plenty of humor in this lively, entertaining adventure story . . . At its heart, though, this book is a subtle comment on China's changing cultural landscape and growing multiculturism in America. A lovingly tongue-in-cheek homage." - "Booklist," STARRED REVIEW
"The insight into Chinese mafia and 1940s American superhero comic book culture is wonderful." - "VOYA"
"Award-winning author Yang and artist Liew tackle a lesser-known aspect of history, breathing new life into the Green Turtle, a 1940s comic book hero . . . A creative take on the superhero genre." - "School Library Journal"
"Abundant humor, strong characters and cracking good action." -" The Horn Book"
"A golden-age comic superhero returns with a brand new Asian-American origin story . . . An entertaining and intelligent response to classic superhero stories." - "Kirkus Reviews"
"STARRED REVIEW: ""Racism, romance, humor, and identity all play important roles in Yang and Liew's evocation of Hank's life in pre-WWII San Francisco as they create an origin story that blends classic comics conventions with a distinctly Chinese perspective." - "Publishers Weekly"
Praise for" Boxers & Saints: "