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Gene Luen Yang (Author, Illustrator)

Boxers & Saints Boxed Set

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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

New York Times bestseller
One of Publishers Weekly‘s Best Comic Books and Best Children’s Books of 2013
New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Book of 2013
Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2013
An NPR Best Book of 2013

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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

New York Times bestseller
One of Publishers Weekly‘s Best Comic Books and Best Children’s Books of 2013
New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Book of 2013
Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2013
An NPR Best Book of 2013

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ISBN-10 1596439246
ISBN-13 978-1596439245
Release Date 10 Sep 2013
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