Girl Giant and the Jade War

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Roaring Brook Press
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5.4 X 8.1 X 1.3 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author
Van Hoang is the author of Girl Giant series. She earned her bachelor's degree in English at the University of New Mexico and her master's in Library Information Science at San Jose State University. She was born in Vietnam, grew in up Orange County, California, and now resides in Los Angeles with her husband, kid, and two dogs.

"A fast-paced fantasy adventure filled with incredible characters from Vietnamese mythology and legends, this sequel is a definite must-read for fans of the first and for all fans of fantasy. Heartwarming, exciting, and fun." --Booklist (starred review)

"A romp through Vietnamese myth and legend featuring complex characters and questions without easy answers." --Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Girl Giant and the Monkey King

"A fantastic tale of adventure, humor, and mischief." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Debut author Hoang's fast-paced fantasy is sure to resonate with middle-grade readers. . . . Realistic character portrayals blend together with fantastical elements as Thom travels on her journey, discovering more about her culture--and herself--while also finding out that legendary gods, much like navigating middle school, can be tricky." --Booklist (starred review)

"This entertaining blend of the mundane and fantastical is packed with emotion and sure to strike a chord with readers." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A tale that deals with important issues of fitting in and cultural understanding, while soaring into the realms of myth and magical adventure." --School Library Journal

"Girl Giant and the Monkey King is the best kind of fantasy- compelling in equal parts because of the magic and adventure and the heart of the characters." --Amber Reed of Copperfield's Books