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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Barefoot Books (Sep 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846867932
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846867934
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 24.9 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 202,874 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Brenda Williams, a former primary school English teacher, is now a highly regarded children's poet. She is also the author of Home for a Tiger, Home for a Bear (9781905236800) and The Real Princess: A Mathemagical Adventure (9781905236879). She lives in Wiltshire, England and is married with two children and five grandchildren. Benjamin Lacombe is an illustrator living in Paris. He graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs de Paris (ENSAD), while also working in advertising and in animation. He has since illustrated many comic book series and children s books. This is his first project for Barefoot Books. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Twinmum on 18 Nov 2010
Format: Hardcover
This is an absolutely beautiful book. I stumbled across this book in the library and used it last year with my class (7-8 year olds, although suitable from 3 or 4+)and I loved the stunning illustrations and gentle story of a young boy taking a shopping trip in a Chinese market.

I have now bought my own copy to share with my young daughters and use again with my new class. Very pleased with my purchase!! Excellent speedy delivery as always. BUY THIS BOOK! It is gorgeous!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nikki Prince on 29 May 2013
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I used this book with a class of Foundation Stage pupils along with the storycards produced by Rising Stars. I chose to use it because we have been looking at stories from other cultures.
I have given it 5 stars. The children loved it! We read the story and had themed actvities running alongside it all week. The story lends itself to many areas of learning within the Early Years curriculum and the artwork is stunning!
In the back of the book there is also the story behind the moon festival - The Moon Fairy Legend. I invited 'Uncle Hui' into class to tell this story which was a nice enrichment activity. The children were full of questions surrounding the story and many have gone on to buy it for home :o)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This is an engaging story of a young Chinese boy, Lin Yi, and an important lesson he learned during Moon Festival time! 19 Jun 2010
By D. Fowler - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
It was Moon Festival time and Lin Yi was going to the market to shop for his mother. She straightened the collar of his shirt and reminded him of all the things he would need to buy. Most importantly he would have to remember the peanuts for old Uncle Hui because they were his especial favorite. Lin Yi begged his mother for a red rabbit lantern for the festival and was assured that if he bargained well enough he could have one with the extra money he saved. He was certain he would have the lantern because he could bargain with the best of them. "Moon cakes, star fruit, rice, yams . . . "

Lin Yi pedaled his bicycle toward the market, but first passed through the moon gate, something that would bring him luck and add five extra minutes to his life. One marketeer tried to get him to buy a toffee apple, but he stuck to his plan. He had to bargain so he could get that red rabbit lantern he so wanted. He bargained for the rice and bargained even harder for the star fruit. He stopped to look at the lantern, but decided to wait, full well knowing it might not be there when he finished shopping. Lin Yi finally purchased everything, but realized he had forgotten Uncle Hui's peanuts. Lin Yi had to make a choice. Would it be the peanuts or the red rabbit lantern?

This is an engaging story of a young Chinese boy, Lin Yi, and an important lesson he learned during Moon Festival time. The lessons a young Lin Yi learned are universal, but what I really enjoyed was learning a bit more about Chinese culture and the Moon Festival. The artwork was beautifully vibrant, alive, and brought out the full cultural flavor this unique tale intended to impart. In the back of the book Uncle Hui tells the reader about "The Legend of the Moon Fairy," directions are given on how to make a Chinese Lantern, and there is a nice discussion of market life. If you are looking for Chinese cultural books to add to your homeschool, library, or classroom shelves, this is one you really should consider!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Delightful book! 6 Oct 2010
By K. Duley - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is a fantastic book that is not only well-written but also BEAUTIFULLY illustrated! My six year old son really enjoys reading this book with me. I like that the book's message is that you can't always have what you want, but if you do the right thing - sometimes you may be surprised at the outcome! This is exactly what I try to explain to my son, but the book does a better job of portraying that message. What a great read for us both! Plus, this book is worth it based on the illustrations alone!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A charming book 3 April 2010
By Theresa A. Casalegno - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I sent this book to a beloved child, 3 years old. His Mother is from China. She loved it as much as he did. The story took her back to her childhood memories of China, paper lanterns and moon celebrations. It prompted her to make paper lanterns with her son. She loved the story of the thoughtfulness and cleverness of the main character, Lin Yi. Her son wanted to read the book over and over. It gave me a warm feeling to know that the story was not only enjoyable and educational but had that wonderful quality of letting loose memories that warmed the heart. My friend told me that she could hardly believe that the story was not written by someone from China, so factual and correct were the descriptions. It is certainly a book to treasure.
cute, great lesson 31 Mar 2013
By Nicole - Published on Amazon.com
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This book teaches kids a valuable lesson of patience and staying true to your word. I would recommend this to anyone with a child in general, and my kids love this book as well.
gorgeous 20 Mar 2013
By Zendegy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
A beautiful story with gorgeous illustrations. It is the latter that drew me in and each page is just lovely.
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