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

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Philomel Books, 1989 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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"Not for the faint-hearted, "Lon Po Po" (Grandmother Wold), is a tale of a menacing danger and courage....(Young's) command of page composition and his sensitive use of color give the book a visual force that matches the strength of the story and stands as one of the illustrator's best efforts." --"Booklist""Absolutely splendid." -- "Kirkuse Reviews." "An extraordinary and powerful book." -- "Publisher's Weekly"

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User Review  - Lilly.Reid - LibraryThing

When three little girls are left alone for the night, an eager wolf swoops in, pretending to be their grandmother so he can eat them. These girls are far too clever for him! Read full review

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This book is a wonderful version of Little Red Riding Hood, in a version where instead of one child traveling alone in the forest, three sisters are left home alone by their mother and the wolf ... Read full review

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About the author (1989)

Caldecott medalist Ed Young was born in Tientsin, China, and brought up in Shanghai. He cites the philosophy of Chinese painting as an inspiration for much of his work. "A Chinese painting is often accompanied by words," he explains; "they are complementary. There are things that words do that pictures never can, and likewise, there are images that words can never describe."

Mr. Young has been illustrating children's books for more than twenty years and has won many awards. He received the 1990 Caldecott Medal for his book Lon Po Po, and his much-lauded collaboration with anthologist Nancy Larrick, Cats Are Cats, was named one of the Ten Best Illustrated Books of 1988 by The New York Times.

Mr. Young studied at the University of Illinois, the Art Center of Los Angeles, and Pratt Institute in New York City. He and his family live in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

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