Boxers & Saints Boxed Set
ISBN: 1596439246
EAN13: 9781596439245
Language: English
Pages: 512
Dimensions: 2.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 3.00 lbs.
Format: Boxed Set
Publisher: First Second
Book Overview
Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. Boxers & Saints Boxed Set Edition One of the greatest comics storytellers alive brings all his formidable talents to bear in this astonishing new work. In two volumes, Boxers & Saints tells two parallel stories. The first is of Little Bao, a Chinese peasant boy whose village is abused and plundered by Westerners claiming the role of missionaries. Little Bao, inspired by visions of the Chinese gods, joins a violent uprising against the Western interlopers. Against all odds, their grass-roots rebellion is successful. But in the second volume, Yang lays out the opposite side of the conflict. A girl whose village has no place for her is taken in by Christian missionaries and finds, for the first time, a home with them. As the Boxer Rebellion gains momentum, Vibiana must decide whether to abandon her Christian friends or to commit herself fully to Christianity. Boxers & Saints is one of the most ambitious graphic novels First Second has ever published. It offers a penetrating insight into not only one of the most controversial episodes of modern Chinese history, but into the very core of our human nature. Gene Luen Yang is rightly called a master of the comics form, and this book will cement that reputation. This boxed set includes the trade paperback Boxers as well as the trade paperback Saints , packaged together in one slipcase. Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature A New York Times bestseller One of Publishers Weekly 's Best Comic Books and Best Children's Books of 2013 A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013 A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2013 An NPR Best Book of 2013