A beautiful book with a wonderful connecting message. The book has interesting looks at a different era, a good solid message about the meaning of family and how a father looks out for his family and those connected to him as friends and extended family. There are diagrams that fold out and it can provide a wider range of discussion with your child I would think.
Is a very beautifully illustrated, personal (auto)biography, that touches on many facets of life in China during World War II. Best for older children (9-13) because the attention span required, but an excellent rendition. I plan to incorporate this book into my classroom.
I bought the book because we currently live in China and I wanted our children to learn about it through stories as well. My daughter (aged 9) really loved hearing the story and she often asked for the book. The illustrations are interesting and the story is captivating.
This is a wonderful recollection that intertwines architecture, politics, family life and childhood perceptions, beautifully illustrated by a Caldicott winner, the son of an architect who built his family a house in what was then the outskirts of Shanghai.
I am a huge fan of Ed Young and his books. This book gave me a glimpse into his childhood. As with all his books, the illustrations are well done. I recommend this book to anyone who has enjoyed any book by Ed Young.
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. it's like chinese version of ten thousand questions of why. I have read something similar ten years ago. :)