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The Magic Fish: (A Graphic Novel) (2020 original; edició 2020)

de Trung Le Nguyen (Autor)

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Tiến loves his family and his friends...but Tiến has a secret he's been keeping from them, and it might change everything. An amazing YA graphic novel that deals with the complexity of family and how stories can bring us together. Real life isn't a fairytale. But Tiến still enjoys reading his favorite stories with his parents from the books he borrows from the local library. It's hard enough trying to communicate with your parents as a kid, but for Tiến, he doesn't even have the right words because his parents are struggling with their English. Is there a Vietnamese word for what he's going through? Is there a way to tell them he's gay? A beautifully illustrated story by Trung Le Nguyen that follows a young boy as he tries to navigate life through fairytales, an instant classic that shows us how we are all connected. The Magic Fish tackles tough subjects in a way that accessible with readers of all ages, and teaches us that no matter what--we can all have our own happy endings.… (més)
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Títol:The Magic Fish: (A Graphic Novel)
Autors:Trung Le Nguyen (Autor)
Informació:Random House Graphic (2020), Edition: Illustrated, 256 pages
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The Magic Fish de Trung Le Nguyen (2020)

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Note: I received a digital review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.
  fernandie | Sep 15, 2022 |
Comparing folk tales from Vietnam and the western world, The Magic Fish follows a young teenage boy in the 1990's trying to figure out how to come out to his mom. With friends who support him, he does everything he can to gather the courage, and tries to do so by reading carefully selected stories to his mom to help her learn English.

What I Loved:
I love the connection and telling of folk tales and how the similarities between cultures exist. I also loved to see how we use stories as a true form of expression. The artwork has detailed line work that causes the reader to see the real message each panel is trying to tell.

What I Missed:
I would have narrowed down a bit of the folk tales, but not by much. It still connects how we can lose ourselves in stories and tend to ramble as we tell them. ( )
  ms.isnotameany | Jul 27, 2022 |
Beautiful book with a lot packed in -- immigrant parents, language sharing, crushes and coming out and fairy tales and bereavement. All of that, and yet it's a quiet sort of book, with a quiet main character and a ton of heart. Beautifully drawn, beautiful visual storytelling. I'm not at all sure why this is recommended for older kids -- there's nothing in it that I think would qualify it as YA aside from the intricacy of story. I suppose there is some very graphic violence, fairy tales being what they are. Love Tien's spectacular friends. Hate the faith counseling, not ok. ( )
2 vota jennybeast | Jun 22, 2022 |
The illustrations in the fairy tale sections of this book really remind me of the dusty old illustrated fable and fairy tale books I used to dig up at thrift stores and yard sales when I was a kid, and they are absolutely to DIE for. That plus a wonderful story come together to be just a fantastic read. ( )
  torygy | Mar 31, 2022 |
Just, love! ( )
  bookdrunkard78 | Jan 6, 2022 |
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Tiến loves his family and his friends...but Tiến has a secret he's been keeping from them, and it might change everything. An amazing YA graphic novel that deals with the complexity of family and how stories can bring us together. Real life isn't a fairytale. But Tiến still enjoys reading his favorite stories with his parents from the books he borrows from the local library. It's hard enough trying to communicate with your parents as a kid, but for Tiến, he doesn't even have the right words because his parents are struggling with their English. Is there a Vietnamese word for what he's going through? Is there a way to tell them he's gay? A beautifully illustrated story by Trung Le Nguyen that follows a young boy as he tries to navigate life through fairytales, an instant classic that shows us how we are all connected. The Magic Fish tackles tough subjects in a way that accessible with readers of all ages, and teaches us that no matter what--we can all have our own happy endings.

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