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

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ISBN13: 9780698113824
ISBN10: 0698113829
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In this charming book-ended folktale, a grandfather panda tells his grandson the story of a tiger that flew. 

Renata Liwska's soft, cross-hatched illustrations and whimsical telling take the grandson--and the reader--to the misty mountains, where a little panda bear climbs tall trees, munches sweet bamboo, and curls up in his favorite perch to sleep. It is just right. But when Mother Panda travels in search of bamboo, Little Panda is left alone. He must remember his mother's warning when his napping spot is visited by an unexpected intruder. 

This is the perfect story to reassure little ones that parents always return.

Synopsis:

"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

Synopsis:

Three sisters staying home alone are endangered by a hungry wolf who is disguised as their grandmother in this Chinese retelling.

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"In her authorial debut, Liwska . . . delivers a prime example of unadulterated storytelling . . . In every word, readers can hear the wise, wry voice of a narrator who knows how to hold a child's attention. The illustrations, a combination of pencil and soft digital color, evoke the simplicity of traditional Chinese art and underscore the intimacy of the book's small format." --Publishers Weekly

"Liwska's tale is generously imbued with a gentle humor that is echoed in her digitally colored pencil drawings. Keeping the roly-poly black-and-white principals just this side of saccharine is no mean feat, but both text and illustrations are up to the challenge as they unfold with wily deliberations. Much like this whimsical tale, the elegant illustrations hold small surprises for perceptive readers to enjoy." --Kirkus Reviews

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barbie_d_peery, March 1, 2008 (view all comments by barbie_d_peery)
Ed Young has written and illustrated seventeen books of his own and illustrated more than 70 books for others. Young came to the United States as a young man on a visa. Young studied architure but eventually gave in to his passion for art. Ed was born in Tientsin, China, grew up in shanghai and now lives in Westchester County, New York with his two daughters and two cats. Ed Young’s “Lon Po Po, A Red-Riding Hood Story From China,” has a different twist than that of the American Red Riding Hood Story, in which Lon means wolf and Po Po means grandma. Lon Po Po is written in third person with a dark alluring tone. In this fable, folk take, and or myth, Shang, Tao, and Paotze were sisters and they lived with their mother and were left alone one night. At dusk, there was a knock at the door and a voice told the young girls that it was their grandmother. Shang quickly tricks the wolf, creatively encouraging her way outside to pick gingko nuts where the girls climb a tree and Shang tells her sisters about the wolf then they courageously defied the in disquise Lon Po Po. Ed Young uses Chinese traditional three picture sequence panels to breathe life into his illustrations. Ed uses a mixture of mediums such as water color and pastels to enhance bewitching appearance especially the eyes of the wolf. Ed Young also chooses to use shadowing and open lines to capture his reader’s attention. The story unravels the mystery of problem solving while the reader learns that taking initiative is done by both young and old.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780698113824
performance Read:
Young, Ed
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Author:
Young, Ed
Author:
Liwska, Renata
Location:
New York
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
China
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Asian
Subject:
Folklore -- China.
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
Children s Fairy Tales-General
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Edition Description:
Trade Paper, Picture
Series Volume:
145
Publication Date:
19960431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
8.5 x 7 in 1 lb
Media Run Time:
001500
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 32 pages Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers - English 9780698113824 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
"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
"Synopsis" by , Three sisters staying home alone are endangered by a hungry wolf who is disguised as their grandmother in this Chinese retelling.
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