Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Eternal Smile by Gene Luen Yang

This graphic novel contains three completely separate stories. The first one is about Duncan, an average boy who is in love with a princess. When her father is killed by the Frog King he must face his fear of the swamp to avenge the king's death. If he can bring back the head of the Frog King he will become the new king and marry the princess.
In the second story Grandpa Greenbax is obsessed with money. Although he has great wealth he is looking for enough to fill a swimming pool deep enough for him to swim in it. When his meek assistant shows him a smile in the sky Greenbax hatches a new plan to get money from all the people who will come to worship the eternal smile.
Janet is the star of the third story. She works for a mean boss who refuses to give her a raise. When she receives a letter from a Nigerian prince asking for money she sends it to him and begins an online adventure.

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