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A Gift

Yong Chen


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Hardcover (9/1/2009)


A surprise for Chinese New Year. A gift has come for Amy, all the way from China. The package has arrived just in time for Chinese New Year, the most important holiday in the Chinese culture. It's a tradition to spend time with friends and family. Since Amy's aunt and uncles live in China and are unable to make a new-year visit, they have sent their niece a special gift that expresses their love and their wish to keep the family together.

Praise For A Gift

"Succeeds in evoking the importance of meaningful family relationships, especially over a distance." —Kirkus Reviews

"An uncomplicated introduction to the holiday and a lovely addition to most collections." —School Library Journal

Astra Young Readers, 9781590788981, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 3, 2011

About the Author

Yong Chen was born in Taishan, a town in the Guangdong province of China, where he began drawing and painting at the age of four. He studied illustration at Massachusetts College of Art, where he now teaches. Among the books he has illustrated are Miz Fannie Mae's Fine New Easter Hat by Melissa Milich, Starfish Summer by Ona Gritz-Gilbert, and Swimming with Sharks by Twig C. George. He lives in Nashua, New Hampshire.