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The Resource The ballad of Yaya, Book 3, The circus, written by Jean-Marie Omont, Patrick Marty, Charlotte Girard ; illustrated by Golo Zhao ; created and edited by Patrick Marty

The ballad of Yaya, Book 3, The circus, written by Jean-Marie Omont, Patrick Marty, Charlotte Girard ; illustrated by Golo Zhao ; created and edited by Patrick Marty

Label
The ballad of Yaya, Book 3, The circus
Title
The ballad of Yaya
Title number
Book 3
Title part
The circus
Statement of responsibility
written by Jean-Marie Omont, Patrick Marty, Charlotte Girard ; illustrated by Golo Zhao ; created and edited by Patrick Marty
Title variation
  • Ballad of Yaya
  • Circus
Creator
Contributor
Artist
Author
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Shanghai, November 1937. Yaya, the eight-year-old daughter of a diamond merchant, lives a life of luxury in the French Concession in Shanghai. Her one great passion is the piano. While she is preparing for an important audition, her father decides that the family must leave town in the face of the imminent Japanese invasion. The evening before all the family is to leave, stubborn Yaya, unaware of the danger, runs away in an attempt to make it to her audition come what may. On the way, in the midst of the crowd fleeing the Japanese offensive, She is caught in a bombardment. She owes her life to Tuduo, a street urchin who discovers her unconscious in the ruins of a house. With his help, Yaya learns that her family fled for Hong Kong without her, and she determines to go join them there right away. Tuduo begins to dream about what his life would be like if Yaya's parents welcomed him and his little brother into their beautiful home. He decides to go along with Yaya on her long and perilous journey. But before he can do anything, he must escape from the clutches of Zhu, who runs a gang of homeless boys. When Zhu learns that Tuduo's little proťǧe is from a very wealthy family, he comes up with a Machiavellian plot to kidnap her and collect a ransom. Tuduo and Yaya barely manage to get away and head off for the south. But Zhu, a heartless outlaw, doesn't give up so easily and comes after them, driven by his high hopes of cashing in on the ransom scheme. This nine-volume series chronicles their long journey fraught with perils. The children meet all sorts of people, both friendly and wicked, as they travel toward Hong Kong. Yaya and Tuduo are different in every way: social background, character, dreams, and desires. These children learn many growing lessons along the way, not the least of which is to judge a person on their character, not their social or financial status. The gloom of war, its absurd tragedy, gives way to the incredible capacity of youth to overwhelm grim reality. Imagination is the only thing these children have to defend themselves against adults who are like the ogres, evil fairies, or good witches of bedtime tales. Their imagination gives the story a touch of poetry, while humor brings a lighter touch to a story that is steeped in genuine historical tragedy."--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
CGP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Omont, Jean-Marie
Dewey number
741.5/944
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
PZ7.7.O48
LC item number
Yay 2019 v. 3
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1973-
  • 1963-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Girard, Charlotte
  • Marty, Patrick
  • Zhao, Golo
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Graphic novels
  • Children and war
  • Historical comics
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Cartoons and comics
  • Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945
  • Graphic novels
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The ballad of Yaya, Book 3, The circus, written by Jean-Marie Omont, Patrick Marty, Charlotte Girard ; illustrated by Golo Zhao ; created and edited by Patrick Marty
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translation of: La Balade de Yaya 3, Le cirque ©2011 Editions Fei in partnership with Beijing Total Vision Culture Spreads Co. Ltd
  • Created by Patrick Marty
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
13 x 18 cm
Extent
93 pages
Isbn
9781942367666
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1122878775
  • (OCoLC)on1122878775
  • 643200
Label
The ballad of Yaya, Book 3, The circus, written by Jean-Marie Omont, Patrick Marty, Charlotte Girard ; illustrated by Golo Zhao ; created and edited by Patrick Marty
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translation of: La Balade de Yaya 3, Le cirque ©2011 Editions Fei in partnership with Beijing Total Vision Culture Spreads Co. Ltd
  • Created by Patrick Marty
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
13 x 18 cm
Extent
93 pages
Isbn
9781942367666
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1122878775
  • (OCoLC)on1122878775
  • 643200

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