Genre: Coming-of-age, War Fiction, Children’s Story, Graphic Novel
Written by: Jean-Marie Ormont, Patrick Marty, Charlotte Girard
Series: The Ballad of Yaya, 1
Illustrations: Golo Zhao
Number of Pages: 96
Fugue is the first volume of The Ballad of Yaya. It follows the adventures of Yaya and Tuduo in war-torn Shanghai.
Yaya is a talented 8-year old girl who single-mindedly follows her wish to audition for a piano performance. She sneaks out of her home the morning her family is set to leave town to escape the war. While Tuduo is a young street acrobat. Homeless and abused by the gang boss he’s working for, he decides to entrust his younger brother to a monastery and flee from the town himself. Together, Yaya and Tuduo must muster up the courage to face the painful realities of war and growing up.
Jean-Marie Omont, Patrick Marty and Charlotte Girard wrote this great adventure of the dynamic duo. Golo Zhao’s illustrations gave the prose richer imagery that evokes a myriad of emotions. The Ballad of Yaya is a nine-part comic series targeted to both young and mature readers. If you have seen and loved Grave of the Fireflies, you should also read this great work.
The Ballad of Yaya Vol 1: Fugue is expected to be released on April 23rd 2019 by Lion Forge
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