Hana Hsu and the Ghost Crab Nation


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5.4 X 8.3 X 1.3 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Sylvia Liu grew up with books and daydreams in Caracas, Venezuela. Once an environmental attorney protecting the oceans, she now spins stories for children, inspired by high tech, ghost crabs, and strong girls. Sylvia lives in Virginia with her family and a very fluffy cat. Find Sylvia on Twitter @artsylliu.


"Hana Hsu and the Ghost Crab Nation is a refreshing, imaginative take on a cyberpunk future, filled with wickedly cool technology and unraveling intrigue!" -Xiran Jay Zhao, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Iron Widow and Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor

"Exciting and suspenseful! Sylvia Liu's twisty sci-fi debut will have readers rooting for Hana and turning pages until the satisfying end." -Tae Keller, Newbery Award winner and New York Times bestselling author of When You Trap a Tiger

"A spellbinding sci-fi adventure full of twists and turns, readers will be rooting for Hana Hsu from start to finish." -Katie Zhao, author of Last Gamer Standing, the Dragon Warrior series, and the Winnie Zeng series

"Sylvia Liu has crafted a wonderfully scrappy heroine to root for in Hana, paired with immersively charming world-building that could give Pixar a run for its money." -Andrea Tang, author of Rebelwing and Renegade Flight

This smart science-fiction thriller envisions a technologically advanced future America in which Chinese culture plays a prominent role and which is still grappling with concerns like climate change, classism, and monopolies. In addition to these larger timely issues, Hana navigates complex family dynamics and burgeoning friendships in this layered work that invites critical questioning of reliance on technology. A suspenseful glimpse into a dystopian America dominated by technology. -Kirkus

Liu's plotting and characters shine as Hana and her friends unravel Start-Up's less than savory mysteries. A high-stakes tale. -Booklist