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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2007

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

    The book ¿Lon Po Po¿ was both translated and illustrated by Ed Young. It was published in 1989 and won the Caldecott Medal in 1990. It is also a Red-Riding Hood story from China. Young was born in Tienstin, China. The philosophy of Chinese painting was his inspiration. He has illustrated over 40 books, four of which he has also written. He graduated from the Los Angeles Art Center. Young and his wife currently live in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. ¿Lon Po Po¿ takes place in China, and it starts off with a woman who lives with her three children. The woman leaves the children by themselves one day to go visit their grandmother Po Po for her birthday. Before she left, she tells her children to ¿remember to close the door tight at sunset and latch it well.¿ Her children done what they were told to do. Meanwhile, an old wolf had seen their mother leave and went to their house. The wolf disguised himself as the children¿s grandmother and then knocked on the door twice: ¿bang, bang.¿ The oldest child asked who it was, and the wolf replied saying ¿this is your grandmother, your Po Po.¿ The child asked the wolf several questions before letting her in. Finally, the wolf convinced the children to believe that she was their grandmother, and they unlatched the door to let her in. The wolf made her way in and blew out the candle the children were using for light. What do you think happened to children? This story is a cruel twist to the original Little Red-Riding hood, although I think the moral lesson is a very important one for children. It teaches children to obey their parents and to not trust strangers. Although the illustrations might be too scary for young readers, they still appropriately suit the book. I did like the watercolors and pastels that Young used for the illustrations. Overall, I think this book is more suitable for an older audience. The recommended grade level for this book is third grade, ninth month. The age range is 4 to 8.Young, Ed. Lon Po Po. New York: Philomel Books, 1989.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2001

    Read this book!

    This book was a hard decision. Keyosha gave it one star but the rest of us gave it three stars. We would like you to read this book because it was okay to us. Ms. Kay kind of helped us, though! We worked out our group a little bit.

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