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The Boy Who Became a Dragon

A Bruce Lee Story

Jim Di Bartolo, Jim Di Bartolo (Illustrator)

Paperback

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Hardcover (2/4/2020)

Description

The astonishing story of martial arts legend Bruce Lee . . . told in spectacular graphic form.

Bruce Lee was born on November 27, 1940 - in both the hour and the year of the dragon. Almost immediately, he was plunged into conflict: as a child in Hong Kong as it was invaded and occupied by the Japanese; as the object of discrimination and bullying; and as a teenager grappling against the influence of gangs.

As the world knows, Lee found his salvation and calling through kung fu - first as a student, then as a teacher, and finally as a global star. The Boy Who Became a Dragon tells his story in brilliant comic form.



Praise For The Boy Who Became a Dragon: A Bruce Lee Story

Praise for The Boy Who Became a Dragon: "Reminiscent of Lee's kung fu movies, Di Bartolo's bold artwork portrays dramatic fight sequences and expressive characters. Recurring images of a dragon that helps Lee focus are a refrain, and add an epic, otherwordly quality." -- School Library Journal "An ambitious graphic novel...Di Bartolo paints colorful, realistically stiled panels, his account of Lee's early life laced with frequent allusions to the Chinese zodiac." -- Kirkus Reviews"Visual highlights include several intricate martial arts displays and gorgeous, painterly spreads that focus on the films that turned Lee into an indelible part of world culture." -- Booklist"If you are looking for a high quality graphic novel biography, then look no further...the illustrations and plot work seamlessly and realistically together to tell Bruce Lee's life story." -- School Library Connection

Praise for The Boy Who Became a Dragon: "Reminiscent of Lee's kung fu movies, Di Bartolo's bold artwork portrays dramatic fight sequences and expressive characters. Recurring images of a dragon that helps Lee focus are a refrain, and add an epic, otherwordly quality." -- School Library Journal "An ambitious graphic novel...Di Bartolo paints colorful, realistically stiled panels, his account of Lee's early life laced with frequent allusions to the Chinese zodiac." -- Kirkus Reviews"Visual highlights include several intricate martial arts displays and gorgeous, painterly spreads that focus on the films that turned Lee into an indelible part of world culture." -- Booklist"If you are looking for a high quality graphic novel biography, then look no further...the illustrations and plot work seamlessly and realistically together to tell Bruce Lee's life story." -- School Library Connection

Graphix, 9781338134117, 240pp.

Publication Date: February 4, 2020



About the Author

Jim Di Bartolo is a mixed-media illustrator, painter, and visual storyteller. In his freelance career he has illustrated novels, comic books, and role-playing games. He and his wife, the author Laini Taylor, have collaborated on several books, and their most recent joint effort, Lips Touch: Three Times, was a National Book Award finalist. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and their daughter, and can be found online at jimdibartolo.com. Chances are, he probably could use more sleep.