Animal Crackers: A Gene Luen Yang Collection

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Slave Labor Graphics, 2010 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 216 pages
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  • The early work of Gene Luen Yang, author of American Born Chinese, is collected in this special edition containing Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks, and Loyola Chin and the San Peligran Order, plus an all-new story by Yang. Animal Crackers: A Gene Luen Yang Collection tells two stories of two very different young people who encounter the extraordinary while living their ordinary lives. Gordon, a sweet but not very deep-thinking high school student, has his life as a bully disrupted when a tiny alien aircraft lodges in his nostril. Meanwhile, Loyola 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.

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User Review  - fyrefly98 - LibraryThing

Summary: Animal Crackers is a collection of two of Gene Luen Yang's earliest stories, "Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks" and "Loyola Chin and the San Peligran Order". They're interconnected ... Read full review

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User Review  - Hime - Goodreads

I'm being generous by giving this one 2 stars. I really wanted to like it, and I have high expectations given Gene Luen Yang's other work... but this first comic he wrote is a disappointment. A good first attempt, Loyola's story is the highlight of the collection. Read full review

About the author (2010)

Gene Luen Yang was born on August 9, 1973 in California. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, where he majored in computer science and minored in creative writing. After graduating in 1995, he worked as a computer engineer for two years. He decided that he was meant to teach and left his job as an engineer to teach computer science at Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland, California. He is a writer of graphic novels and comics. His first published comic, Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks, was published in 1997 and won the Xeric Grant, a self-publishing grant for comic book creators. His other works include Loyola Chin and the San Peligran Order and Avatar: The Last Airbender. He won the Michael L. Printz Award in 2006 for American Born Chinese and the Eisner Award for best short story in 2009 for Eternal Smile.

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