To Grandmother's House: A Visit to Old-Town Beijing

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The house in old-town Beijing! Written in Mandarin and Chinese, To Grandmother's House: A Visit to Old-Town Beijing is a cultural exploration of the hutongs, one of the oldest areas of China's capital city. Journey with a young girl and her cousin as they ride past the sights of Beijing through the hutong's narrow streets, full of shops and friendly people. At Grandmother's house, the girls get to Grandmother make a special Chinese treat. The recipe is included so that you make ...
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Overview

The house in old-town Beijing! Written in Mandarin and Chinese, To Grandmother's House: A Visit to Old-Town Beijing is a cultural exploration of the hutongs, one of the oldest areas of China's capital city. Journey with a young girl and her cousin as they ride past the sights of Beijing through the hutong's narrow streets, full of shops and friendly people. At Grandmother's house, the girls get to Grandmother make a special Chinese treat. The recipe is included so that you make it with your family!

Douglas Keister has photographed thirty critically acclaimed books, which have earned him the title "America's most noted photographer of historic architecture." He also writes and illustrates magazine articles and contributes photographs and essays to other books, calendars, posters and greeting cards. Keister is the author of the bilingual English/Spanish children's book Fernando's Gift.

Jacket photos © 2008 Douglas Keister

Jacket design by Black Eye Design, Inc.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

K-Gr 4- Through an engaging bilingual narrative and lovely, full-color photos, Zhang Yue gives readers a tour of her hometown, beautiful and historic Beijing. She starts the day with a visit to her grandmother in a hutong , or neighborhood, in the old part of the city. Along the way she introduces the sights and shops in a voice that is natural and interesting, inviting readers to experience all of the little details that make Beijing unique. The photographs wonderfully capture the splendor of the major monuments as well as the fascinating bustle of the outdoor markets. An attractive addition to nonfiction collections.-Lauren Anduri, Brooklyn Public Library, NY

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423602835
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 11/30/2007
  • Language: Chinese
  • Edition description: English and Mandarin
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,296,587
  • Age range: 8 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

Chico, California-based photographer Douglas Keister has photographed twenty-two award-winning, critically acclaimed books. His seventeen books on architecture include four books on Victorian homes (Daughter's of Painted Ladies, Painted Ladies Revisited, America's Painted Ladies and Victorian Glory); three books on bungalow homes (The Bungalow, Inside the Bungalow and Outside the Bungalow), a book on 1920s whimsical homes (Storybook Style) a book about cemetery art and architecture (Going Out in Style), a book on Spanish architecture, (Red Tile Style), six books on bungalow details and Classic Cottages, that will be published by Gibbs Smith Publisher in the Spring of 2004. Keister photographed and wrote an award winning children's book (Fernando's Gift), has two monographs of his personal work (Black Rock and Driftwood Whimsy), a book on classic travel trailers, (Ready to Roll) and a book on cemetery symbolism, Stories in Stone: The Complete Illustrated Guide to Cemetery Symbolism, that will be published by Gibbs Smith Publisher in the Spring of 2004. His wealth of books on architecture has earned him the title, "America's most noted photographer of historic architecture."

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My cousin is holding a sign that says "Beijing" in Chinese

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