Cover image for Xander and the lost island of monsters / by Margaret Dilloway ; with illustrations by Choong Yoon.
Title:
Xander and the lost island of monsters / by Margaret Dilloway ; with illustrations by Choong Yoon.
ISBN:
9781484746813
Publication Information:
Los Angeles, California : Disney Hyperion, 2016.

©2016
Physical Description:
309 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Abstract:
Xander Miyamoto would rather do almost anything than listen to his sixth grade teacher, Mr. Stedman, drone on about weather disasters happening around the globe. If Xander could do stuff he's good at instead, like draw comics and create computer programs, and if Lovey would stop harassing him for being half Asian, he might not be counting the minutes until the dismissal bell.
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Summary

Summary

Percy Jackson meets Hayao Miyazaki in this contemporary twist on a Japanese folktale, now in paperback. An Asian American boy discovers the powers that are his birthright when he goes on a quest to save his father from monsters that are wreaking havoc on the earth.


Author Notes

Margaret Dilloway has been a writer ever since she learned how to write. In high school she was a California Arts Scholar in Creative Writing and she won a National Council of Teacher English writing award. She practiced writing in a variety of forms, such as being a theater critic and contributing editor for two weekly newspapers, doing technical writing, and playwriting, before publishing three critically acclaimed books for adults, How to Be an American Housewife , The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns, and Sisters of Heart and Snow . Her research for this book included a trip to Japan and a samurai sword-fighting class. Margaret lives in southern California with her husband, three children, and a Goldendoodle named Gatsby. For more information, visit www.margaretdilloway.com. You can also follow her on Twitter @mdilloway.


Choong Yoon grew up in Seoul, South Korea. As a kid, he loved drawing animated characters and copying comic book panels. His passion for art grew until eventually he studied Fine Arts at Seoul National University. His fascination with narrative storytelling led him to transfer to the School of Visual Arts in New York, where he learned illustration. After graduating Choong began working as a freelance illustrator of books and comic books. He lives in New York City. More of his work can be seen at www.choongyoon.com.


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