H Is for Hong Kong: A Primer in Pictures

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Taking the classic primer on an international journey, H is for Hong Kong teaches children to read as well as understand a new culture. Each page is written in English and Chinese, including Chinese characters, with simple, playful, and evocative language describing elements of daily life in Hong Kong, including dim sum, the abacus, incense, chess, lapdogs, and trams. Every page also features a hand-tinted cyanotype photograph of a typical Hong Kong scene, making this book a pleasure not only for children, but ...

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Overview

Taking the classic primer on an international journey, H is for Hong Kong teaches children to read as well as understand a new culture. Each page is written in English and Chinese, including Chinese characters, with simple, playful, and evocative language describing elements of daily life in Hong Kong, including dim sum, the abacus, incense, chess, lapdogs, and trams. Every page also features a hand-tinted cyanotype photograph of a typical Hong Kong scene, making this book a pleasure not only for children, but also for their parents, teachers, librarians, and Hong Kong aficionados of all ages.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934159132
  • Publisher: ThingsAsian Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Language: Chinese
  • Series: Alphabetical World Series
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Pages: 36
  • Sales rank: 1,327,186
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Tricia Morrissey
Author of Hiss! Pop! Boom!, My Mom is a Dragon and My Dad is a Boar, and Everyday Life Through Chinese Peasant Art, Tricia Morrissey was born in Nairobi, Kenya, and spent her childhood in Africa, Greece, and the United States. She now lives in San Francisco where she writes and edits books for children, specializing in the culture of China.

Elizabeth Briel
With a BFA in painting, Elizabeth Briel has been an itinerant artist in various capacities, working with the Liverpool Biennial, studying sculpture in Tuscany,  and teaching photography to street kids in Cambodia. She has also worked in private collections in Dubai, England, Korea, the US, Hong Kong, and Norway. Currently based in Hong Kong, she specializes in cyanotypes, one of the earliest photo processes from the nineteenth century.

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