Long-Long's New Year: A Story About the Chinese Spring Festival

Overview

In this beautifully illustrated picture book, a little Chinese boy named Long-Long accompanies his grandfather into the city to sell cabbages in order to buy food and decorations for the New Year. Selling cabbages is harder than Long-Long expects, and he encounters many adventures before he finds a way to help his grandfather, and earn New Year's treats for his mother and little cousin.

The stunning, authentic illustrations-by a talented Chinese artist-capture the look of ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (13) from $1.99   
  • New (6) from $9.78   
  • Used (7) from $1.99   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

In this beautifully illustrated picture book, a little Chinese boy named Long-Long accompanies his grandfather into the city to sell cabbages in order to buy food and decorations for the New Year. Selling cabbages is harder than Long-Long expects, and he encounters many adventures before he finds a way to help his grandfather, and earn New Year's treats for his mother and little cousin.

The stunning, authentic illustrations-by a talented Chinese artist-capture the look of everyday life in rural China. Combined with the charming story of Long-Long's trip to the city, they offer a unique introduction to Chinese culture. Includes a glossary of Chinese terms.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The engaging illustrations use graceful lines and bright color washes to depict a bustling Chinese village infused with holiday excitement."&#8212,School Library Journal
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-Long-Long and Grandpa bicycle to town to make money to celebrate the Spring Festival. As Grandpa unsuccessfully tries to sell his goods, the boy takes the bike to a shop for repairs. While he waits, Long-Long helps the repairman pump tires and earns a yuan for his efforts. He also leads a street cook to Grandpa's cabbages and soon the vegetables are all sold. After buying provisions for the festival, Long-Long purchases small gifts for his family, watches a holiday procession, and enjoys a toffee fruit treat, and the two return home just in time to celebrate. The final spread includes the legend of "The Very First Chinese Spring Festival," as well as a glossary of Chinese words. Gower's simple, appealing story aptly captures the details of the festival as well as specifics of Chinese life. Zhihong's softly colored, detailed drawings on tan rice paper evoke both the bustle of a preholiday marketplace as well as the gentle warmth shared by grandfather and grandchild. Children will relate to awestruck Long-Long and his excitement for the pending celebration. Many picture books about the Chinese New Year focus on a Chinese-American child's experience. This attractive volume will add depth to any holiday collection since it is one of the few titles set in China.-Rachel G. Payne, Brooklyn Public Library, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804836661
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 786,131
  • Product dimensions: 8.75 (w) x 10.75 (h) x 6.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Catherine Gower recently taught English in China, where she also learned Mandarin and Chinese calligraphy. She is now an editor in the English Language Teaching division of Oxford University Press. This is her first children's book.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)