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The mystery of the painted fan  Cover Image Book Book

The mystery of the painted fan / written by Linda Trinh ; illustrated by Clayton Nguyen.

Trinh, Linda, (author.). Nguyen, Clayton, (illustrator.).


"The third book in the early chapter book series The Nguyen Kids features the youngest sibling, Jacob, and continues the series' exploration of social justice themes, specifically gender expression and identity, with a supernatural twist. Thoughtful and creative, Jacob is tired of being the baby of the family. He is ready to fully express himself in all of the ways that feel right to him, but not everyone seems as eager to accept change--even his own parents. He still loves hockey, yet he also wants to try something new, even if others may not understand. Confused and frustrated, Jacob turns to the beautiful fan his Grandma Nội gave him, which features all of the Vietnamese zodiac animals. With the mysterious fan and memories of Grandma guiding him, Jacob finds the power to remain true to himself, and show his family who he could be."-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781773217710
  • ISBN: 1773217712
  • ISBN: 9781773217727
  • ISBN: 1773217720
  • Physical Description: 109 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 19 cm.
  • Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press Ltd., [2023]

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
620L Lexile
Decoding demand: 71 (high) Semantic demand: 90 (very high) Syntactic demand: 71 (high) Structure demand: 88 (very high) Lexile
Additional Physical Form available Note:
Issued also in electronic format.
Subject: Families > Juvenile fiction.
Grandparent and child > Juvenile fiction.
Vietnamese > Juvenile fiction.
Children's stories.
Genre: Fiction.
Juvenile works.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Poplar Bluff Municipal Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Poplar Bluff - Main Library.


  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Poplar Bluff - Main Library J TRINH NGUYEN #3 (Text) 38420101795504 NEW CHILDREN'S DISPLAY - BOOKS Available -

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