Publication Date: 9/1/1999
Page Count: 32
Size: 9-7/8 ̎ x 12-1/4 ̎
Age Range: 6 – 10
F&P: R, Gr 4, Genre TL
Themes: Celebrations, Chinese New Year, Grandparents
“It’s the extra-large pictures that are most dramatic here…. Children will enjoy the reversal that the flaming pictures show: it’s the fiery noisy festival that frightens the monster away and keeps the child safe at home.” ―Booklist
The Original Art ―Society of Illustrators, 2000
Storytelling World Resource Awards (Honor, Tellable Stories-Ages 8-12) ―Storytelling World magazine, 2000
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Meet the Author
David Bouchard is the author of many books, including The Dragon New Year and the award-winning bestsellers The Elders Are Watching and If You’re Not from the Prairie, as well as the internationally renowned The Great Race. Bouchard won the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award in 1997. He lives in Canada. You can visit his website here.
Meet the Illustrator
Zhong-Yang Huang has built an impressive international career as an artist, melding contemporary Western influences with traditional Chinese painting. He has illustrated several children’s books, including The Dragon New Year, The Great Race, Buddha in the Garden, The Mermaid’s Muse, and Dragon of Heaven: The Memoirs of the Last Empress of China, all by David Bouchard. His striking paintings can be found in private and corporate collections around the world.