My Mei Mei

My Mei Mei

by Ed Young

Hardcover

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399243394
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/16/2006
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 10.42(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: AD480L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 Years

About the Author


Caldecott medalist Ed Young was born in Tientsin, China, and brought up in Shanghai. He cites the philosophy of Chinese painting as an inspiration for much of his work. "A Chinese painting is often accompanied by words," he explains; "they are complementary. There are things that words do that pictures never can, and likewise, there are images that words can never describe."

Mr. Young has been illustrating children's books for more than twenty years and has won many awards. He received the 1990 Caldecott Medal for his book Lon Po Po, and his much-lauded collaboration with anthologist Nancy Larrick, Cats Are Cats, was named one of the Ten Best Illustrated Books of 1988 by The New York Times.

Mr. Young studied at the University of Illinois, the Art Center of Los Angeles, and Pratt Institute in New York City. He and his family live in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

copyright 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.
Caldecott medalist Ed Young was born in Tientsin, China, and brought up in Shanghai. He cites the philosophy of Chinese painting as an inspiration for much of his work. "A Chinese painting is often accompanied by words," he explains; "they are complementary. There are things that words do that pictures never can, and likewise, there are images that words can never describe."

Mr. Young has been illustrating children's books for more than twenty years and has won many awards. He received the 1990 Caldecott Medal for his book Lon Po Po, and his much-lauded collaboration with anthologist Nancy Larrick, Cats Are Cats, was named one of the Ten Best Illustrated Books of 1988 by The New York Times.

Mr. Young studied at the University of Illinois, the Art Center of Los Angeles, and Pratt Institute in New York City. He and his family live in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

copyright 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

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"A tender celebration of love." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Satisfying.”—Horn Book, starred review

“Irresistibly beautiful and filled with feeling.”—School Library Journal, starred review

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My Mei Mei 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Jill.Barrington on LibraryThing 8 months ago
A young girl wishes for a younger sister. When her parents adopt a baby girl, the young girl enjoys her role as a sister, but she is disappointed that her new baby sister cannot do what she always wanted to do with a younger sister just yet. The sisters grow up together, forming a strong sisterly bond.The book would be useful in discussing the adoption of a new sibling with a child or discussing sisters.
stults on LibraryThing 11 months ago
Although not my favorite Ed Young work, this fills a unique void in current picture books -- introducing one adopted child to the idea of another adopted sibling. One of my daughter's favorite books.