Long-Long's New Year: A Story about the Chinese Spring Festival

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Frances Lincoln Children's, 2005 - Children's stories - 36 pages
It is the day before New Year and Long-Long's family is preparing for the celebrations. Long-Long is leaving his village for the first time in order to help his grandfather with the cartload of cabbages they must sell in order to buy food and decorations for the festivities. The characters and scenarios they encounter along the way provide a snapshot of life in contemporary China, seen through the eyes of a young child.

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This book is about a boy that helps his family prepare for Spring Festival. he and his grandfather go to the market to sell fresh cabbage, because they need money for the festival. They get a flat ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Catherine Gower lived and worked in China from 1997 to 1999, teaching English and learning Mandarin and Chinese calligraphy. She is now an editor in the English Language Teaching division of Oxford University Press.

He Zhihong was born in China in 1970 and graduated from Beijing Academy of Fine Arts, where she studied traditional Chinese painting. She paints on both silk and rice paper. She now lives in Paris and teaches Chinese calligraphy in primary schools. She has four titles published in France.

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