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.
"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
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