The Epic Story (Cilla Lee-Jenkins #3)

by Susan Tan (Author) Dana Wulfekotte (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 4th − 5th Grade

Cilla Lee-Jenkins returns to pursue her dreams of becoming a successful author while dealing with her Chinese-American family in Cilla Lee-Jenkins: The Epic Story by writer Susan Tan and illustrator Dana Wulfekotte.

Pricilla "Cilla" Lee-Jenkins has already written a "Bestseller" and a "Classic"--now it's time for her to write an Epic Story. Epics are all about brave heroes overcoming Struggles to save the world, and this year, Cilla is facing her toughest struggles yet:

  • Cilla is in fifth grade and, unlike her classmates, not at all ready to start middle school
  • She has two younger sisters to look after now and they don't exactly get along
  • Her beloved grandfather YeYe has had a stroke and forgotten his English, and it's up to Cilla to help him find his words again

With humor, heart, and her mighty pen Cilla Lee-Jenkins will use her powers to vanquish every foe (the mean girls in her class), help every citizen (especially Ye Ye), and save the world.

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Review quotes

Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire

"Anyone who spends time with Cilla Lee-Jenkins will look forward to reading her in the future." —Booklist, starred review

"Tan writes in a fun and spunky voice that brings to mind favorite characters such as Junie B. Jones, Ramona Quimby, and Fancy Nancy but is still all her own." —School Library Journal

"[Cilla Lee-Jenkins] is 50% Chinese, 50% Caucasian and I think 100% wonderful . . . I suspect young readers will want to reach into the pages and hug her!" —Rachel Renee Russell, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dork Diaries, for Omnivoracious.com

"Meeting Cilla felt like making a new best friend. I can't wait to share the book with my own daughter." —Grace Lin, author of Newbery Honor book Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver

"There's humor and heartache, and future writers of all kinds will see themselves in Cilla. But above all, this is a book just bursting with love." —Kate Milford, New York Times-bestselling author of Greenglass House

"This story has everything: an irresistible voice, a cast of authentic characters, and a hilarious and whip-smart heroine . . . Cilla Lee-Jenkins is brilliant." —Kate Beasley, author of Gertie's Leap to Greatness

"I challenge anyone to read this book and not fall in love with Cilla Lee-Jenkins. With the spunk of Ivy and Bean and the heart of Ramona Quimby, she's a charmer from start to finish of this laugh-out-loud-funny book." —I. W. Gregorio, author of None of the Above

Susan Tan
WENDY TAN SHIAU WEI is a visual development and storyboard artist for animated series, advertising, and films, and an illustrator for children's books and publishing. Her work can be seen in TV commercials, radio stations, advertisements, shows, publishing, and fashion. Wendy loves telling stories through her work; storyboarding and comics are two of the ways she expresses her thoughts and feelings. She lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with her family.
SUSAN TAN has lived in many places in her life, but calls Concord, Massachusetts, home. After studying at Williams College, she earned her PhD from the University of Cambridge, where she studied children's literature. She currently lives in Somerville, enjoys frequent trips to Chinatown to eat tzuck sang, and teaches at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Susan is the author of the Cilla Lee-Jenkins chapter book series, and the Pets Rule! series.
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781250183637
Lexile Measure
880
Guided Reading Level
U
Publisher
Roaring Brook Press
Publication date
March 20, 2019
Series
Cilla Lee-Jenkins
BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV013030 - Juvenile Fiction | Family | Multigenerational
JUV039000 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | General
JUV011020 - Juvenile Fiction | People & Places | United States - Asian American
JUV014000 - Juvenile Fiction | Girls & Women
Library of Congress categories
Families
Family life
Authorship
Child authors
Chinese American children

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