Gr 3-6-Young's father builds a house for his growing family and for others who join them. Against the background of World War II, the author shares childhood memories of changing seasons, raising silkworms, and picnicking by the pool. This oversize book with foldout pages is illustrated with photos, drawings, and collage. Includes a time line and a diagram of the house.α(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Caldecott Medalist Ed Young is the illustrator of more than eighty books for children, seventeen of which he has also written. Born in Tientsin, China, he grew up in Shanghai and later moved to Hong Kong. As a young man, he came to the United States on a student visa to study architecture but turned instead to his love of art. A graduate of the Art Center College of Design, Young has since taught at the Pratt Institute, Yale University, Naropa Institute, and the University of California at Santa Cruz. Ed Youn was awarded the Caldecott Medal for his book Lon Po Po, and The Emperor and the Kite and Seven Blind Mice were named Caldecott Honor Books. Wabi Sabi, was a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book in 2008.
Is a very beautifully illustrated, personal (auto)biography, that touches on many facets of life in China during World War II. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Good book, nice art media was cool the manner in which it was done. Ed Young's book are always top notch.Published 18 months ago by Susan Smith
Not real sure I would have picked it up on my own in the bookstore, but was glad when it came recommended through our neighborhood book club.Published 23 months ago by M. Pierce
I bought the book because we currently live in China and I wanted our children to learn about it through stories as well. Read morePublished on November 19, 2012 by Sofia Keskinarkaus
What a book! The high quality of the paper and the beautifully constructed images and collages, the imaginative play of the children and the glimpses of war and deprivation, the... Read morePublished on September 13, 2012 by M. Heiss