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Three Short Stories from The Eternal Smile
Each pair of panels below belongs to one of the three stories in the book: "Duncan's Kingdom," "Gran'pa Greenbax and the Eternal Smile," and "Urgent Request."
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Prince Duncan goes on a quest to avenge
the king's murder and marry the princess.
Grandpa Greenbax the frog sees what
looks like a smile in the sky and hopes
it will answer his prayers.
Janet's ho-hum life gets interesting
after she receives an email from a
Also, the artwork is very well done for all three of the stories (each with a different style).
Although American Born Chinese is also a very good graphic novel and swept many graphic novel awards, The Eternal Smile is truly Gene Luen Yang's magnum opus.
Each story has a few twists and turns and they all have enough emotional impact to make you think after you finish each one.
Three very different stories that make for an amusing quick read. Can't say I would be overly excited to re-read or recommend them but it was enjoyable and the art was fantastic.Published 7 days ago by Shelli
Posted first at the Fantasy Literature review site.
The Eternal Smile by Gene Luen Yang and Derek Kirk Kim
I just finished reading The Eternal Smile for a... Read more
The stories were interesting and the illustrations were great. Though I enjoyed American Born Chinese more, this was still a great read!Published 9 months ago by Dan
I found this book tucked away in the school library, and flipping through it, I noticed the unique art in this graphic novel. Read morePublished on September 17, 2012 by Ethan Dennis
Meet a knight in shining armor. His world may not be what it appears though. He may be just trying to find something better. Read morePublished on February 15, 2012 by Brittany Moore
Three great, moving short stories. Artwork is fine, though honestly I don't care much about artwork. Plot, theme, and character is what I like; and all 3 stories deliver. Read morePublished on December 17, 2011 by Shagbark
This graphic novel is a collaboration between two masters of the field--Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese) and Derek Kirk Kim (Same Difference)--with Gene writing wonderful... Read morePublished on September 10, 2011 by Andy Shuping
It took this book some time to arrive. However, it was a great deal at a fair price and the book was as describe. Read morePublished on September 9, 2011 by Daniel B. Rutter
The Eternal Smile consists of three short stories: Duncan's Kingdom, Gran'pa Greenbax and the Eternal Smile, and Urgent Request. Read morePublished on December 15, 2010 by Gagewyn