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Author: Gene Luen Yang; Lark Pien
Publisher: New York : First Second Books, 2013.
Series: Boxers & Saints, bk. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
In China in 1898 bands of foreign missionaries and soldiers roam the countryside, bullying and robbing Chinese peasants. Little Bao has had enough: harnessing the powers of ancient Chinese gods, he recruits an army of Boxers--commoners trained in kung fu who fight to free China from "foreign devils."
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Graphic novels
Comic books, strips, etc
Young adult nonfiction
Fiction
History
Juvenile works
Young adult works
Historical fiction
Cartoons
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gene Luen Yang; Lark Pien
ISBN: 9781596433595 1596433590 9781480615113 1480615110 9780606323048 060632304X
OCLC Number: 855200214
Awards: National Book Award for Young People's Literature Finalist, 2013
Boston Globe/Horn Book Fiction Honor, 2014
Description: 328 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: [1] Boxers --
[2] Saints.
Series Title: Boxers & Saints, bk. 1.
Responsibility: Gene Luen Yang ; color by Lark Pien.

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China, 1898. Bands of foreign missionaries and soldiers roam the countryside, bullying and robbing Chinese peasants. Little Bao has had enough. Harnessing the powers of ancient Chinese gods, he  Read more...
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A masterful work of historical fiction that happens to be in the form of a graphic novel, and a very accessible view into a complicated moment in Chinese history.--Dave Eggers In Boxers and Saints, Read more...

 
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It's the end of the Show

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2014-02-20) Very Good Permalink

Little Bao is a Chinese farmer who experiences the harshest encounters with the foreign devils (westerners). Soon he learns how to fight back and he gets caught up in the bloody Boxer Rebellion, a fight to take back the China they once knew.  This manga explains an event in dreadful details,...
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