Happy New Year! / Kung-Hsi Fa-Ts'Ai!

Happy New Year! / Kung-Hsi Fa-Ts'Ai!

by Hitz Demi


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"In a book that is itself a celebration, Demi explains the rituals and ideas behind the Chinese New Year festival. The last 15 days of the old year are spent cleaning and preparing. On the eve of the new moon, a special feast is prepared. Each food has meaning: pork, for example, brings wealth. The first 15 days of the new year are spent celebrating with lion dances, firecrackers, and other activities. Demi's characteristic tiny, lively figures illustrate each page, with several spreads devoted to small, labeled pictures identifying things associated with the holiday, such as 14 heavenly beings. Infused with joy and filled with information, this will be a fine purchase for most libraries."--Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780517885925
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 12/28/1999
Edition description: BILINGUAL
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 9.95(w) x 7.95(h) x 0.14(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Demi lives in Carnation, Washington.

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Happy New Year: Kung-Hsi Fa-Ts'ai! 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
elizacats on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book gives the reader an idea of what the New Year is like in China. It informs the reader about the traditions, what, give an animal Zodiac in the lunar cycle. Illustrations are pictures that remind the reader of China and the Chinese customs.