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The House Baba Built: An Artist's Childhood in China Hardcover – October 3, 2011
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Ed Young's vivid descriptions of his unusual childhood, coupled with creative cut-out illustrations and fold out pages make this book a fascinating read for young and old alike. Many of his experiences are easy to relate to - picnics, loving families, and childhood games of pretend - and these experiences allow us to accept and understand the more unfamiliar parts of his childhood: shortwave radios, food shortages, refugees.
This elegantly told true story is replete with wonderful vintage photos and an author's note explaining Ed Young's journey of rediscovering his childhood home. It's a touching memoir, sure to expand our awareness of the wideness of the world around us and the depth of its history.
(Note: I received a free advance reading copy of this book from the publisher at an American Library Association Annual Conference. I was not required to write a positive review. Thank you, Little, Brown!)
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Is a very beautifully illustrated, personal (auto)biography, that touches on many facets of life in China during World War II. Read morePublished 17 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 on February 11, 2014 by Susan A. 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 on October 2, 2013 by M. Pierce
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
it's a great experience shopping with amazon, things are just much cheaper and they inform you every update during the shipment. it's cool book to read. interesting too. Read morePublished on August 10, 2012 by Kate