A New Year's Reunion by Yu Li-Qiong


A New Year's Reunion by Yu Li-Qiong

Little Maomao's father works far away from the family home, so his return for New Year is a cause for celebration. Maomao and her mother welcome him back and together they enjoy the firecrackers and make sticky rice balls - in one of which Maomao finds the lucky fortune coin. But after watching the dragon dance and playing snowballs, Maomao discovers disaster has struck ...where is the lucky coin? At first inconsolable to have lost it, Maomao is finally restored to happiness before her father must depart again.


Two things make this Chinese New Year story remarkable - Zhu's meticulously observed gouaches and the family's poignant backstory... Yu and Zhu create a memorable portrait of China's most joyous holiday. (Publishers Weekly) 'Vibrant

... The reds! Oh! The rich, deep reds! Cheng-Liang's detailed gouache illustrations are inviting, popping off the page with warmth and energy. (Kirkus Review)

About the Author

Yu Li-Qiong was born in China's Anhui Province in 1980. A member of the Chinese Institute of Prose, she has published more than a hundred thousand words of writing in prose and novels since 1996. She lives in Nanjing, China.

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40 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Publication date

1st November 2012



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