D is for Dragon Dance

D is for Dragon Dance


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A bilingual introduction to the Chinese New Year in English and Chinese.

From the dazzling dragon dance to the scrumptious steamed dumplings to the firecrackers that frighten away evil spirits, this alphabet book celebrates the traditions of the lunar new year. First published in 2006, this new rendition presents the English text alongside the Chinese.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823440290
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 10/23/2018
Edition description: Bilingual
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,203,188
Product dimensions: 11.20(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Ying Chang Compestine is an award-winning author and former food editor for Martha Stewart's Whole Living magazine. She grew up in Wuhan, China during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Ying graduated from Central China Normal University with a degree in English, then earned her Master's in Sociology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She has taught writing and sociology in both the U.S. and China. Her many beloved books for young people include Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party, which has received over 30 national awards, and A Banquet for Hungry Ghosts, which received a starred review from Publisher's Weekly. She lives in California.

YongSheng Xuan is the acclaimed illustrator of many books for children, including The Rooster's Antlers: A Story of the Chinese Zodiac by Eric A. Kimmel and Ying Chang Compestine's The Story Of... series. He was born in Shanghai, China. As a teenager he studied under the famed Chinese sculptor Zhang Cheren and later attended the Central Arts and Crafts University in Beijing.

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