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Lon Po Po

Lon Po Po

Paperback

$8.99
Lon Po Po

About the Book

This Caldecott Medal-winning, classic retelling of Little Red Riding Hood is one of the most celebrated picture books of our time.

With characteristic flair and energy, award-winning artist Ed Young illustrates the ancient Chinese version of the favorite fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood. Young's vibrant, yet delicate, pastels and watercolors add drama to the deftly translated story.
 
★ ''A gripping variation of Red Riding Hood. This is an outstanding achievement that will be pored over again and again." —School Library Journal, starred review

Product Details

On sale: April 16, 1996
Age: 4-8 years
Grade: Preschool - 3
Page count: 32 Pages
ISBN: 9780698113824
Reading level: Lexile: 670L

Author Bio

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.

Praise

★ ''A gripping variation of Red Riding Hood. This is an outstanding achievement that will be pored over again and again." —School Library Journal, starred review

"An extraordinary and powerful book." —Publishers Weekly

★"The illustrations seem to throb with the mystery and terror of the wolf." —Horn Book, starred review

"This compelling tale, translated from a "collection of Chinese folktales," may be the finest book yet from this excellent illustrator...Absolutely splendid." —Kirkus Reviews

"(Young's) command of page composition and his sensitive use of color give the book a visual force that matches the strength of the story and stands as one of the illustrator's best efforts." —Booklist