Natasha Yim
Price $14.99
Description Description A celebratory, inclusive and educational exploration of Lunar New Year for both children that celebrate and children who want to understand and appreciate their peers who do.

Lunar New Year captures the magic of the celebration by exploring how Ling and her family enjoy the biggest Chinese festival of the year. The new year festival lasts for 15 days full of preparation, celebration and symbolism. Join Ling, her sister Mei and granny Po Po as they clean the house from top to bottom, pick fresh flowers from the garden, visit friends and family, and carry red lanterns through their neighbourhood. Ling invites the reader into her home and family, allowing the reader to experience this special celebration first-hand through an authentic narrative non-fiction story.

A fun 16-page 'factivity' section follows the story and delves into more detail about how the festival is celebrated in China and beyond. Enriching activities are also included, such as guess the riddle, make your own red envelope and a recipe to make delicious Lunar New Year 'pot sticker' dumplings. 

Learn all about the magic of Lunar New Year, by exploring:
  • The preparations in the lead-up to the festival
  • The Reunion dinner on New Year's Eve
  • New Year's day fireworks
  • Dragon dancing and the New Year Monster
  • The lantern festival
... and more! 

In the Celebrations & Festivals series, you are invited into a family's celebrations as you explore the magic and excitement of religious and cultural festivals around the world. The heart-warming story is followed by a fun 'factivity' section packed with information on the festival in more detail along with activities, recipes and craft projects to enjoy. 
Series Celebrations & Festivals
Format Juvenile - Hardcover 48 Pages
ISBN 9780711287136
Size8.50 in x 8.50 in / 216.00 mm x 216.00 mm
Published Date November 7th, 2023
Natasha Yim
Natasha Yim was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, but attended elementary school in Singapore, and high school in Hong Kong. In 1979, she came to the U.S. for college and graduated from Dominican University in San Rafael, California. Most of her career has been in counseling or social work. It was through reading and telling stories to kids who were away from their families, that Natasha discovered the power of stories to soothe, comfort and inspire children. She decided she wanted to write books for kids. Natasha enjoys writing in different genres and, in addition to children's books, has written magazine articles (both for kids and adults), short plays, play and book reviews, and is currently working on two middle grade novels as well as more picture book projects.
Jingting Wang
Jingting Wang is a children’s book illustrator currently living in Sichuan, China. From an early age she has always been enchanted by the magical scenes and witty stories she found in picture books. After studying for the Illustration MA at Kingston University in London and graduating with a distinction, she now specializes in children’s illustration and has worked with publishers on a wide range of books. As an illustrator she enjoys bringing whimsical characters and heartfelt scenes to life, blending digital and traditional techniques to create imaginary worlds full of wonder and delight.
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