Chicken of the Sea (Hardcover)

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By Viet Thanh Nguyen, Thi Bui (Illustrator)
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A true collaborative delight, this charming story is inspired by the imaginations of the younger creators here (Ellison Nguyen being all of five years old) with their parents—award-winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen and award-winning graphic narrative author Thi Bui—playing supportive roles that helped pull it all together, shall we say. Chickens tell the story, leaving the comfort of farm life and taking on the risks of going out to sea to seek adventure while overcoming fear and scary things along the way. -Rick S.

— From 2020 Holiday Recommendations

About the Author


Ellison Tai Duong Nguyen likes watching videos and drawing comics and playing with Legos. He also likes reading superhero books and playing superhero games. Viet Thanh Nguyen is a butler, the Alfred to Ellison's Batman. When he is not butlering, Viet teaches, writes books, gives lectures around the country, and dreams that he might one day draw as well as Ellison. He lives in Los Angeles and is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer. Hien Bui-Stafford is now a teenager who enjoys sleeping. When he is awake, he reads, draws, plays games, and entertains his younger cousins. Thi Bui plays a cartoonist on the interwebs and spends her days wheeling a suitcase around the world, talking to people. When she is home, she takes her son out to ramen and they draw together. She lives in Berkeley, California and is the author of the Caldecott-winning A Different Pond, as well as the American Book Award-winning The Best We Could Do.


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Product Details
ISBN: 9781944211738
ISBN-10: 194421173X
Publisher: McSweeney's
Publication Date: November 26th, 2019
Language: English