New Year

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Leng, Qin
By (author): Zihan, Mei
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Alternative Family
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / People & Places / Asia
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Greystone Books
Published: November 2021
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 56
Size: 10.00in x 10.00in
Our Price:
$ 24.95
Available: 23 Nov 2021

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

A moving picture book to read when we're missing family far away, set during Lunar New Year. 

It's Lunar New Year, a time when families come together for a wonderful feast, and a father longs to be with his daughter-but she lives in another country. As he imagines how his daughter is spending the festivities, he recalls fond memories of time spent with her, feeling a sense of loss and dislocation. While he misses her deeply, he also recognizes her need to move away, grow up, and become herself. New Year is a stunning portrait of leaving home, finding independence, and loving those who are many miles away. 

At a time when so many families are unable to gather together, readers will relate to the universal message of missing our loved ones and dreaming of being together again. 

An excellent resource for teachers, librarians, and parents for starting conversations about: 

  • The traditions and importance of Lunar New Year 
  • Understanding the complex feelings that come from family and friends living far away 
  • How to cope with feelings of loneliness and missing loved ones

An Aldana Libros Book

Biographical Note

Mei Zihan is an author of children's literature and a professor at Shanghai Normal University. His best-known works include Daughter's Story, Dai Xiaoqiao and His Buddies, and the Stories of Lilaer series. He lives in Shanghai, China.

Qin Leng was born in Shanghai and now lives in Toronto where she works as a designer and illustrator. Her numerous picture books have been nominated for several prizes, including a Governor General's Literary Award.