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Double Happiness

Nancy Tupper Ling, Alina Chau (Illustrator)


List Price: 16.99*
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For their move far away, Gracie and Jake are sad to leave
the golden bridge,
the trolley tracks,
and Nai Nai.But they fill empty boxes with treasures—
a marble, a snake,
a pair of wings.
Tiny reminders of all they love—
so happiness stays close,
no matter where they go.
With grace and warmth, this lyrical picture book speaks to the difficulty of transition, and celebrates the ways in which love and family give us the strength to weather life's changes.

Praise For Double Happiness

"A thoughtful and moving story of memory and change."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Kirkus Best Picture Books of the Year Featuring Minority Characters

Kirkus Best Picture Books of The Year About Family

Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of the Year

"Enchanting."-School Library Connection

"A great recommendation for relocating families with young children."--School Library Journal

Chronicle Books, 9781452129181, 48pp.

Publication Date: August 4, 2015

About the Author

Nancy Tupper Ling is a poet and author who draws her inspiration from the multicultural background of her family. She is the founder of Fine Line Poets and the winner of the prestigious Writer's Digest Grand Prize and the Pat Parnell Poetry Award. She lives in Walpole, Massachusetts, with her husband and their two girls.

Alina Chau received her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. She spent over a decade working in the animation industry, and her illustrations have been featured in art exhibitions worldwide. She currently resides in San Francisco, California.