Chinese New Year 2011

February Round-Up: Reading through the Month of Love and Announcement of 1st batch of Whodunit Winners

Last January we began a new tradition here at GB – the monthly roundup. Today being the 1st of March, this seems like the perfect time to update our readers on the various challenges the GB team joined, the reviews we’re getting for our Whodunit Reading Challenge, the reviews for our bi-monthly GB Special and […]

The Hunter as retold by Mary Casanova and Illustrated by Ed Young

Picture Book Reading Challenge Update: 12 of 72 PoC Status Update: 8 of 9 This Chinese folktale as retold by Mary Casanova and illustrated by the multi-award-winning artist Ed Young begins easily enough with all the elements commonly found in folk tales: (1) power of nature (2) drought/ starvation/ famine (3) strong sense of community/ […]

A Chinese Beauty and the Beast Tale: The Dragon Prince by Laurence Yep and Pictures by Kam Mak

PoC Status Update: 7 of 9 When Fats mentioned that she would be writing something related to a Chinese version of Red Riding Hood, I was overjoyed when I saw this in the library: The Dragon Prince - A Chinese Beauty and the Beast Tale, perfect for our Chinese New Year Special and another entry to […]

Adeline Yen Mah’s Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter

PoC Status Update: 6/9 “Mama died giving birth to you. If you had not been born, Mama would still be alive. She died because of you. You are bad luck.” (p. 3) Chinese Cinderella has all the ingredients of the classic Western fairy Cinderella story: a dead mother, an uncaring and indifferent father, evil stepmother, […]

Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China As Retold by Ai-Ling Louie and Illustrated by Ed Young

POC Reading Challenge Update: 5 of 9 Picture Book Reading Challenge Update: 10 of 72 Yeh-Shen the little orphan grew to girlhood in her stepmother’s home. She was a bright child and lovely too, with skin as smooth as ivory and dark pools for eyes. Her stepmother was jealous of all this beauty and goodness, […]