Lion Dancer: Ernie Wan's Chinese New Year

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Scholastic Canada, Limited, 1990 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Describes six-year-old Ernie Wong's preparations, at home and in school, for the Chinese New Year celebrations and his first public performance of the lion dance.

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This book has been in my children's library for several years. My middle daughter used it for school and liked it very much. As a student teacher, I read this book for a multicultural teaching tool and I find this book to be a good tool to use. Learning about Chinese culture through the eyes of this young boy is an excellent way to teach other children about a culture beside their own. 

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Martha Cooper is a photographer with a focus on documenting sub-cultures. After more than fifteen books and countless exhibitions around the world she is one of the most important portrayers of street life and urban culture today. Martha Cooper's previous books include Subway Art, Tag Town, Hip Hop Files, New York State of Mind and Going Postal. She is represented at the 2012 MOCA show Art in the Streets.

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