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The Magic Fish

Trung Le Nguyen

Regular price $22.99

cleo's pick

Trung Le Nguyen has been a huge inspiration to my artistic practice since I first saw his sailor moon fan art. So now that he has a whole graphic novel out, I couldn't be happier to own this. His linework is exquisite and beautiful and The Magic Fish tells a heartwarming story of being an immigrant to the west, the importance of your own stories from your own culture, and growing up and knowing you're different, but that that's what makes you you. -CP

Tien loves his family and his friends…but Tien 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 Tien 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 Tien, 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.