The Rise (and Falls) of Jackie Chan

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Coming March 29, 2022
Illustration by Alina Chau

Kristen Mai Giang (Children's Book Author)

Children’s Fiction and Non-Fiction Picture Books

  • Bank Street Best of 2021 Picture Books
  • Kids’ Book Choice Awards (long list)
  • Golden Poppy Award (long list)

Illustration by Shirley Chan

The Rise (and Falls) of Jackie Chan
Illustration by Alina Chau

Coming March 29, 2022
Illustration by Alina Chau

Kristen Mai Giang (Children's Book Author)

Children’s Fiction and Non-Fiction Picture Books

  • Bank Street Best of 2021 Picture Books
  • Kids’ Book Choice Awards (long list)
  • Golden Poppy Award (long list)

Illustration by Alina Chau

Kristen Mai Giang (Children's Book Author)

“…plentiful onomatopoeia and staccato sentences successfully evoke the action in this dynamic profile of a living legend.” ­ — Publisher’s Weekly

“Chan’s action-star trajectory will inspire young readers. A starter biography of a beloved cinematic figure that underscores the value of hard work and embracing one’s individuality.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Jackie stayed behind at the China Drama Academy to train for the opera… This period in his life instilled him with perseverance and dedication to his craft. VERDICT This should find a home in many larger ­biography collections.”
School Library Journal

“A sweet story spiced with cultural humor and life lessons.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Incorporating the Chinese belief that foods have warm and cool characteristics, Giang’s story artfully demonstrates how achieving balance results in positive outcomes.”
Booklist

“Hot-tempered, impulsive Ginger and cool, organized Chrysanthemum have individual yet complementary ideas about how to best dress and decorate for Grandma’s special day...en route to delivering a perennial message.”
Publisher’s Weekly