Lon Po Po: a Red-Riding Hood story from China

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Philomel Books, Nov 1, 1989 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Award-winning artist Ed Young illustrates, with characteristic flair and energy, the ancient Chinese version of the favorite fairy tale "Little Red Riding Hood". Young's vibrant, yet delicate, pastels and watercolors add drama to the deftly translated story. "An extraordinary and powerful book".--Publishers Weekly. Full color. 1990 Caldecott Medal book.

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Has beautiful and often ominous looking artwork. - LibraryThing
The pictures are quite dull, boring, and scary. - LibraryThing
Interesting pictures, but a little scary for some. - LibraryThing
The plot is simple and direct. - LibraryThing
Beautiful illustrations. - LibraryThing
I love how the illustrations are done using pastel. - LibraryThing

Review: Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China

User Review  - Kathryn Anne Russell - Goodreads

Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young is about three sisters who have to face a bad wolf when their mother is away. The three sisters named Shang, Tao, and Paotze are instructed by ... Read full review

Review: Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China

User Review  - Sarah Lane - Goodreads

This book it a Caldecott Medal winner from 1990. It is a different version of Little Red Riding Hood, from China. The wolf disguises himself as a grandmother to 3 children who are home alone. Read full review

About the author (1989)

Ed Young received the Caldecott Medal for "Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China, " as well as Caldecott Honors for his illustrations in "The Emperor and the Kite, " written by Jane Yolen, and for his book "Seven Blind Mice." His work appears in "The Hunter: A Chinese Folktale" by Mary Casanova and "Donkey Trouble, " which he authored; "White Fang" by Jack London; and "Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China" by Ai-Ling Louie. He lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.