The Year of the Ox (Tales from the Chinese Zodiac Series)

The Year of the Ox (Tales from the Chinese Zodiac Series)

by Oliver Chin, Miah Alcorn
     
 


"Olivia the Pig has got nothing on Olivia the Ox: As you're looking for an inexpensive one size fits all baby gift for all those friends of yours having kids this year, consider The Year of the Ox, written by CMP fave Oliver Chin and illustrated by Miah Alcorn, the fourth book in the wonderful Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series.” -…  See more details below

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"Olivia the Pig has got nothing on Olivia the Ox: As you're looking for an inexpensive one size fits all baby gift for all those friends of yours having kids this year, consider The Year of the Ox, written by CMP fave Oliver Chin and illustrated by Miah Alcorn, the fourth book in the wonderful Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series.” - Cool Mom Picks

The Year of the Ox brings the richness of Chinese heritage to children of all ages.”—KTVU, FOX News, Channel 2, San Francisco, CA

The feisty calf Olivia befriends the girl Mei, but pulling her weight on the farm isn’t easy. When a flood threatens her “sister” and village, can Olivia save the day?

This is the fourth book in the popular Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series, following The Year of the Dog, Pig, and Rat. 2009 was the Year of the Ox.

"Like the typical ox, Olivia is hard-working, dependable, and a little stubborn. It’s a coming-of-age tale of an ox who discovers her best qualities. The illustrations are charming" – Supah Cute

“Miah Alcorn’s illustrations are bright and colorful. Each character’s personality reflects on each page. Oliver Chin uses Olivia’s story to illustrate some of the characteristics of the ox from the Chinese zodiac. The story also teaches children (hard working and dependable) that nobody’s perfect and that nobody can be good at everything. It just takes time to discover what one’s talents are.” – Northwest Asian Weekly

“Oliver Chin's spirited storytelling and Mia Alcorn's spot on characterization and subtle palette combine to bring Olivia and Mei in The Year of the Ox into rambunctious life.” - Belle Yang, author

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From the Publisher

"The book has adorable illustrations and the storyline is a great lesson that any small person might not feel very mighty in the beginning, but if they wait long enough, their purpose will soon come clear. Stories like this always made me hopeful as a kid, and I think it's important that all children feel that they can make a difference, despite their age and size. I'm happy to see fresh illustrative style be mixed with an important, timeless message. Immedium has, once again, put out a book that is both great to look at, and important to share." - Tokyo Bunnie

"Chin’s keen sense of humor and Alcorn’s hilarious cartoon-like illustrations will appeal to young children, through and through. Olivia’s story introduces the personality attributes associated with those born in the Year of the Ox while showing, in an engaging and playful manner, that it takes determination, patience and hard work to be true to oneself." - Paper Tigers

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597020152
Publisher:
Immedium
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Series:
Tales from the Chinese Zodiac Series
Pages:
36
Sales rank:
788,492
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
AD740L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author


Oliver Chin is the author of the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series, Baltatzar and the Flying Pirates, Welcome to Monster Isle, Julie Black Belt, Timmy and Tammy’s Train of Thought, and The Adventures of WonderBaby. His family lives a in San Francisco, California.

Jeremiah Alcorn illustrated The Year of the Dog, Pig, and Rat from the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series. He is a character developer and game designer. An accomplished animator and artist, Alcorn was the 2003 winner of ACME animation competition (a nationwide art contest) and illustrates for Lifeway Christian resources. His family lives in Alabama.

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