The Eternal Smile: Three Stories
A fantastical adventure through the worlds we live in and the worlds we create. From two masters of the graphic novel -- Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese) and Derek Kirk Kim (Same Difference and Other Stories) come three magical tales – The story of a prince who defeats his greatest enemy... show more
A fantastical adventure through the worlds we live in and the worlds we create. From two masters of the graphic novel -- Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese) and Derek Kirk Kim (Same Difference and Other Stories) come three magical tales – The story of a prince who defeats his greatest enemy only to discover that maybe his world is not what it had seemed. The story of a frog who finds that just being a frog might be the way to go. The story of a women who receives an e-mail from Prince Henry of Nigeria asking for a loan to help save his family – and gives it to him. With vivid artwork and moving writing, Derek Kirk Kim and Gene Luen Yang test the boundaries between fantasy and reality, exploring the ways that the world of the imagination can affect real life. The Eternal Smile is the winner of the 2010 Eisner Award for Best Short Story.
Publish date: April 27th 2009
Publisher: First Second
Pages no: 170
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Short Stories
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
, Graphic Novels Comics
This book was a disappointment. I didn't find any of these stories as magical as the summary promises.
Duncan's Kingdom: huh? Wth?Had to stop, this was not for me.
Three short comic stories regarding different lives of different people all with different expectations out of life. All-in-All it will leave you eternally smiling...full of hope and optimism especially in light of sometimes unfortunate circumstances.
Creators of AMERICAN BORN CHINESE are back again with another interesting graphic novel called THE ETERNAL SMILE. THE ETERNAL SMILE contains three completely separate stories, unlike in AMERICAN BORN CHINESE where the three stories came together in the end. The one thing these stories do have in c...
I love this graphic novel! The Eternal Smile is one of those stories, well three stories that I am happy I have read, living up to and beyond all my expectations. However, now that I'm here writing a review of the book I have found that everything I type in praise or description of comes out soundin...