A New Year's Reunion

A New Year's Reunion

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A "New York Times" Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2011!
Maomao's dad works many miles away, but he is coming home for New Year!
Little Maomao's father works in faraway places and comes home just once a year, for Chinese New Year. At first Maomao barely recognizes him, but before long the family is happily making sticky rice balls, listening to firecrackers, and watching the dragon dance in the streets below. Papa gets a haircut, makes repairs to the house, and hides a lucky coin for Maomao to find. Which she does! But all too soon it is time for Papa to go away again. This poignant, vibrantly illustrated tale, which won the prestigious Feng Zikai Chinese Children's Picture Book Award in 2009, is sure to resonate with every child who misses relatives when they are away--and shows how a family's love is strong enough to endure over time and distance.
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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Hardback | 36 pages
  • 221 x 248 x 11mm | 408g
  • English
  • Illustrations, color
  • 0763658812
  • 9780763658816
  • 439,856

Review quote

Chinese New Year brings a young family joyously but all-too-briefly back together in this poignant import... simple patterns and bright red highlights give the inside and outside settings a particularly inviting look, and the artist captures the emotional backdrop with delicate clarity in her figures' postures and expressions.
--Kirkus Reviews

NYT Best Illustrated List 2011
--The New York Times
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About Yu Li-Qiong

Yu Li Qiong was born in Anqing in the People's Republic of China in 1980. She holds a BA in literature from Nanjing University and an MA in dramatic art. Yu Li Qiong lives in China.
Zhu Cheng Liang was born in Shanghai in 1948. He studied fine arts at Nanjing Art Institute and is currently deputy chief editor at the Jiangsu Fine Arts Publishing House. His achievements include an Honorable Mention by UNESCO's Noma Concours for his illustrations in Flashing Rabbit-shaped Lamp. Zhu Cheng Liang lives in China.
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397 ratings
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4 47% (185)
3 17% (67)
2 3% (11)
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