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Stargazing / Jen Wang ; color by Lark Pien.

Wang, Jen, 1984- (author,, artist.). Pien, Lark, (colorist.).

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  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hawley Public Library J G WAN (Text) 33500013124607 New Checked out 11/26/2019
McIntosh Public Library J G WAN (Text) 33500013124599 New Checked out 11/29/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250183873
  • ISBN: 1250183871
  • ISBN: 9781250183880
  • ISBN: 125018388X
  • Physical Description: 208 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : First Second, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Chiefly illustrations.
Summary, etc.:
Growing up in the same Chinese-American suburb, perfectionist Christine and artistic, confident, impulsive Moon become unlikely best friends, whose friendship is tested by jealousy, social expectations, and illness.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 July #1
    *Starred Review* The author-artist behind the award-winning Prince and the Dressmaker (2018) turns to middle grade in this exceptional friendship story. Initially, Christine isn't so sure about Moon and her mother, who just moved into the extra unit at Christine's family's house. Moon is loud, artistic, and confident, and she doesn't live under the same kind of rules as Christine does in her own Chinese American family. But despite these differences, they're soon spending nearly all their time together. Then trouble arises: Christine feels pressure from her baba to spend more time on her schoolwork than with her new friend, and Moon's popularity with their classmates starts to make Christine feel jealous. But when Moon's artistic thinking turns out to be more than just freewheeling creativity, Christine realizes how important Moon is to her. Wang masterfully communicates the majority of these emotional turns with marvelously expressive faces and body language, rendered in just a few careful brushstrokes. Pien's warm colors add great dimension to Wang's figures, which are refreshingly varied in terms of body shape and size, and Moon and Christine's lively doodles and drawings add playful insight into their characters. Wang tells a story that will ring true to just about any middle-schooler who's dealt with shifting friendships, but her additional insights into navigating differences within the Chinese American community will be a balm to readers in similar situations. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jen Wang is a cartoonist, author and illustrator living in Los Angeles. She is the author of The Prince and the Dressmaker, Koko Be Good, and co-author of the New York Times Bestselling graphic novel In Real Life with Cory Doctorow. Her work has also appeared in Los Angeles Magazine, The Believer, Hazlitt, Slate, and McSweeney’s. She has also written for the Adventure Time and Lumberjanes comic series. She is the co-founder and organizer of the annual festival Comics Arts Los Angeles.

Subject: Chinese Americans > Comic books, strips, etc.
Chinese Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Best friends > Comic books, strips, etc.
Best friends > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Comic books, strips, etc.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Individuality > Fiction.
Graphic novels.
Genre: Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.

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