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LeUyen Pham

Author of Real Friends

14+ Works 3,172 Members 225 Reviews 1 Favorited

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Series

Works by LeUyen Pham

Real Friends (2017) — Illustrator — 1,113 copies, 67 reviews
Best Friends (2019) — Illustrator — 573 copies, 18 reviews
Outside, Inside (2021) — Author — 275 copies, 10 reviews
Friends Forever (2021) — Illustrator — 231 copies, 11 reviews
Big Sister, Little Sister (2005) 173 copies, 54 reviews
Lunar New Year Love Story (2024) — Illustrator — 145 copies, 16 reviews
A Piece of Cake (2014) 101 copies, 5 reviews
The Bear Who Wasn't There (2016) 95 copies, 4 reviews
There's No Such Thing as Little (2015) 83 copies, 26 reviews
All the Things I Love About You (2010) 62 copies, 5 reviews
The Together Tree (2023) — Illustrator — 32 copies, 1 review
The Twelve Days of Christmas (2014) — Illustrator — 27 copies, 1 review

Associated Works

The Princess in Black (2014) — Illustrator — 1,741 copies, 60 reviews
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things (2008) — Illustrator — 1,305 copies, 56 reviews
Grace for President (2008) — Illustrator — 1,275 copies, 67 reviews
The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party (2015) — Illustrator — 1,022 copies, 13 reviews
The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde (2016) — Illustrator — 926 copies, 6 reviews
The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation (2016) — Illustrator — 803 copies, 8 reviews
The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos (2013) — Illustrator — 783 copies, 141 reviews
Freckleface Strawberry (2007) — Illustrator — 632 copies, 35 reviews
God's Dream (2008) — Illustrator — 425 copies, 21 reviews
A Stick Is an Excellent Thing: Poems Celebrating Outdoor Play (2012) — Illustrator, some editions — 419 copies, 38 reviews
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters (2009) — Illustrator — 366 copies, 17 reviews
Shoe-La-La! (2011) — Illustrator, some editions — 357 copies, 10 reviews
Akimbo and the Lions (1992) — Illustrator, some editions — 297 copies, 3 reviews
Prince of Persia: The Graphic Novel (2008) — Illustrator — 248 copies, 16 reviews
Akimbo and the Elephants (1990) — Illustrator, some editions — 240 copies, 1 review
Vampirina Ballerina (2012) — Illustrator — 237 copies, 14 reviews
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World (2018) — Illustrator — 233 copies, 10 reviews
Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully (2009) — Illustrator — 227 copies, 10 reviews
Bo at Ballard Creek (2013) — Illustrator — 215 copies, 22 reviews
Whose Toes Are Those? (2006) — Illustrator — 204 copies, 5 reviews
Whose Knees Are These? (2006) — Illustrator — 184 copies, 5 reviews
America the Beautiful: Together We Stand (2013) — Illustrator — 170 copies, 11 reviews
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Dead Bodies, Funerals, and Other Fatal Circumstances (2011) — Illustrator — 168 copies, 2 reviews
Akimbo and the Snakes (2006) — Illustrator, some editions — 149 copies, 3 reviews
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Babies, Burglars, and Other Bumps in the Night (2013) — Illustrator — 148 copies, 5 reviews
Akimbo and the Crocodile Man (1993) — Illustrator, some editions — 147 copies, 3 reviews
Templar (2013) — Illustrator — 138 copies, 11 reviews
Sing a Song of Tuna Fish: A Memoir of My Fifth-Grade Year (2004) — Illustrator — 132 copies, 4 reviews
Best Friends in the Universe (2018) — Illustrator — 112 copies, 4 reviews
Bedtime for Mommy (2010) — Illustrator — 108 copies, 21 reviews
Twenty-One Elephants (2004) — Illustrator — 108 copies, 5 reviews
Any Which Wall (2009) — Illustrator — 106 copies, 5 reviews
Sing-Along Song (2004) — Illustrator — 105 copies, 3 reviews
A Father Like That (1971) — Illustrator, some editions — 102 copies, 22 reviews
Akimbo and the Baboons (2008) — Illustrator, some editions — 92 copies, 2 reviews
Can You Do This, Old Badger? (1999) — Illustrator — 88 copies, 1 review
Hanukkah, Shmanukkah! (2005) — Illustrator — 87 copies, 2 reviews
Sweet Briar Goes to School (2003) — Illustrator — 82 copies, 2 reviews
William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale (2007) — Illustrator — 76 copies
Before I Was Your Mother (2003) — Illustrator — 72 copies, 4 reviews
Freckleface Strawberry: Backpacks! (2015) — Illustrator — 67 copies
Once Around the Sun (2006) — Illustrator — 65 copies, 12 reviews
One Little Mouse (2002) — Illustrator — 56 copies, 1 review
Girl of Mine (2010) — Illustrator — 53 copies, 2 reviews
Solomon's Thieves (2010) — Illustrator — 51 copies, 3 reviews
Vampirina Ballerina Hosts a Sleepover (2013) — Illustrator — 50 copies
Piggies in a Polka (2003) — Illustrator — 50 copies, 4 reviews
Bo at Iditarod Creek (2014) — Illustrator — 49 copies, 3 reviews
Benny and Beautiful Baby Delilah (2006) — Illustrator — 48 copies, 24 reviews
Little Badger, Terror of the Seven Seas (2001) — Illustrator — 45 copies, 3 reviews
Freckleface Strawberry: Best Friends Forever (2011) — Illustrator — 43 copies, 2 reviews
Aunt Mary's Rose (2010) — Illustrator — 42 copies, 1 review
The Princess in Black, Books 1-3 (2016) — Illustrator — 42 copies, 1 review
My Chocolate Year: A Novel with 12 Recipes (2008) — Illustrator — 36 copies, 2 reviews
Stop That Yawn! (2018) — Illustrator — 35 copies, 4 reviews
A Perfect Name (2002) — Illustrator — 34 copies
Boy of Mine (2010) — Illustrator — 30 copies
Sweet Briar Goes to Camp (1728) — Illustrator — 30 copies, 2 reviews
Which Hat Is That? A Flip-the-Flap Book (2002) — Illustrator — 28 copies, 2 reviews
Whose Shoes? (2001) — Illustrator — 27 copies, 3 reviews
Freckleface Strawberry: Lunch, or WHAT'S THAT? (2015) — Illustrator — 25 copies
Freckleface Strawberry: Loose Tooth! (2016) — Illustrator — 21 copies
Freckleface Strawberry and the Really Big Voice (2016) — Illustrator — 20 copies, 2 reviews
Little Badger's Just-About Birthday (2002) — Illustrator — 13 copies, 1 review
Sugarcane House: And Other Stories about Mr. Fat (1997) — Illustrator — 9 copies
The Princess in Black and the Case of the Coronavirus (2020) — Illustrator — 8 copies, 1 review
Alvin Ho Series Set (2015) — Illustrator — 2 copies, 1 review

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Common Knowledge

Other names
Pham, Uyen
Gender
female
Nationality
Vietnam (birth)
USA
Birthplace
Vietnam
Places of residence
Southern California, USA
San Francisco, California, USA
Los Angeles, California, USA
Education
University of California, Los Angeles (Political science)
Art Center College of Design (Illustration)
Occupations
illustrator
children's book author
Relationships
Puvilland, Alex (spouse)
Organizations
DreamWorks Animation
Short biography
LeUyen Pham has illustrated more than one hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Honor Book Bear Came Along by Richard T. Morris, and the bestselling Princess in Black series by Shannon and Dean Hale. She is the cocreator, along with Shannon Hale, of the bestselling Friends series. Her own books include Outside, Inside, The Bear Who Wasn't There, and Big Sister, Little Sister.

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Reviews

Val believes her family is cursed: nobody in generations has found love without heartbreak. Why should she be different? Then, at a Lunar New Year festival, she meets a cute boy who's part of a lion dancing troupe. Could this be her chance to break the curse?

I enjoyed this young adult graphic novel. Though the main focus is romantic love, there are also side plots involving friend relationships and family secrets. Fans of graphic novels with (mostly) realistic plots (I mean, there is a ghost/imaginary friend thing throughout) will find this one a rewarding read.… (more)
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foggidawn | 15 other reviews | Jul 8, 2024 |
A nicely done young adult romance follows teenager Valentina Trần through her high school years and her love/hate relationship with Valentine's Day. It's a study of love and heartbreak as Valentina feels her love life is hopeless because all the love stories in her family seem cursed. Her hopes and fears are embodied by an imaginary friend she calls Saint V, who gives the book a supernatural aspect that seems unnecessary but doesn't really detract either.

Once you get past one big lie she's been told by a loved one, the story becomes comfortably predictable and sweet.… (more)
 
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villemezbrown | 15 other reviews | Jun 30, 2024 |
 
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Traci_Spurlock | 6 other reviews | Apr 18, 2024 |
Lunar New Year Love Story is a complex, emotional YA graphic novel about finding love and coming to terms with the history of your family. High school senior Valentina used to love Valentine's Day until a Valentine's Day in high school when she receives a heartbreaking revelation about her mother. Val believes she is cursed since no one in her family has been lucky in love.
One day her grandmother takes her to the Lunar New Year festival and Val meets two cute lion dancers. Val embarks on a journey where she learns about love, friendship, family, loss, vulnerability and trust. The novel explores Vietnamese, Korean and Chinese cultures and some of the challenges faced by immigrants. There are older characters who added wisdom and depth to the story. The paranormal elements brought spookiness and suspense. The beautiful, vibrant artwork really brought the characters to life. I really enjoyed the lion dancing.… (more)
 
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PennyOlson | 15 other reviews | Mar 24, 2024 |

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Works
14
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Members
3,172
Popularity
#8,055
Rating
4.0
Reviews
225
ISBNs
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Languages
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Favorited
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