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In a gloomy, lifeless city only full of the voice of constructions, there is a girl living in an old apartment. She has a mark on her face and the only friend of her is the red flower. The little girl is shy and isolated, but everyday she takes good care of the red flower. On rainy days, she will hold an umbrella beside. Before going to bed, she will kiss the red flower for good night. One day, awaking from the midnight, the little girl finds the red flower is missing. By running out of the house immediately and following the leaves, she enters into a wild, unknown forest, where little elves dream to recover the broken land. What she see shall make her realize a different way of love…
Red Flower
The 32rd winner of Hsin-Yi Children Literature Award of Committee Recommendations A researcher couldn’t get close to the penguins in Antarctica until he started to play the melodica. The music attracted them so he successfully examined and observed them. The penguins stole the instrument, trying to make a sound but accidentally breaking it. At last they lined up, just like black and white keys of the melodica, and made sounds by patting their own bellies.
Penguins’ Concert
A story about in and out of the circles. How do people define a close or distant relationship? Many people often judge others by stereotypes and exclude someone unconsciously. By using the same phrase that “knock knock knock, can I come in?”, the author Nian told us a story of rejection and acceptance. Although the one may look or act differently, it can also be a special and beautiful exist in our world. By using different colors of the circles, and a big wolf’s view as the outsider, the readers shall find more amusing elements in the picture. Other than Hsin-Yu Sun’s other titles with detail depictions, the illustrations in here is more toward young readers and shall be able to appeal all the kids coming into her world.
Knock Knock Knock, Can I Come In?
The spread of the covid-19 changes the world. This is a collection of 16 short stories in the world during the pandemic times. Telling the stories that happened in different countries, such as the solidarity baskets in Naples, the piano van in Hong Kong, the rooftop gardens in New York, and the drive-in theaters in Seoul…etc. Spanning from March 2020 to May 2021, in every two pages for one scene in a city. Speaking from the children’s perspective with gentleness and, through the stories, Zhou has show us the love and vitality of human spirit in pandemic.
Small Changes Make a World of Difference
Rights sold: World English, Spanish, French, Swedish This story is an adaptation of literature Nobel laureate Mo Yan’s short novel ‘Da Feng’. In order to supplement the family income, a young boy, Star, wakes up before dawn and goes with his grandfather to the meadow a few miles away to cut the thatch there. After a day’s hard work, his grandfather has cut enough grass to fill a cart. But on the way back home that evening, Star and his grandpa run into a violent gale. They fight against the gale, but eventually the force of the wind blows the cart clean of all its grass, leaving only one blade left stuck by the axle. Star picks it up and throws it into the twilight.
The Gale
In Gagabe Forest, even a gentle breeze has to be careful passing through. The forest is home to creatures so set in their ways, you couldn’t imagine. Sensitive and old-fashioned, they live lives where everything stays the same.
The Disobedient Stone
Selected for the Illustrators Exhibition at the 2018 Bologna Children’s Book Fair This book depicts the story of AHO, hippopotamus who lives in a cage inside a zoo and imagines going to explore the world with a boy.
AHO
Winner of 2021 Ragazzi Award in Fiction! Rights sold: simplified Chinese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), world English “The pandemic has highlighted that home - whether we have one or not- is the most important place on earth. Lin Lian-En’s much-needed book Home is an exquisitely produced poetic consideration of space. From the rounded corners of the book to the cardboard covers and thoughtful understated use of endpapers, the book makes full use of material elements to create an inviting rich space that can be revisited endlessly… just like home. “ — Jury of Ragazzi Award
Home
“I am a tree that glows. One day, you may also be glowing on my branches. At that time, what day would you like to stay on? Could it be – every day?” Life is made of countless perfect and imperfect moments. We can’t decide people we may encounter and things that may happen, but we may decide what kind of mood to face the highs and lows of life. It is always yourself to decides whether you are happy or not.
The Glowing Tree
Giraffe is the first one noticing the moon looks differently today, wondering as if he has seen the moon somewhere before. He keeps thinking and thinking but can never recalls. No, no, his head is becoming hot the more he thinks. What does the moon today look like? Everyone is offering Giraffe with special remedies to ease the fever. Will Giraffe ever find the answer? Trival things trouble us and usually make our heads spin. Fortunately, there’s always someone out there giving us a hand. Everyone tries a little bit to help, so the head stop spinning. What troubles us is no longer a trouble.
The Moon Today
Rights sold: France, Switzerland, South Korea, Vietnam, Japan, Russia, Tunisia, India, Britain, Pakistan. Picked as a top Children's Book in Translation you should know about by International Committee of Children's Literature Association (ChLA), Huang Beija’s I Want To Be Good was an instant classic and huge bestseller in China selling over 5 million copies since publication in 1996.
I Want To Be Good
Rights sold: Korean ★ The best picture book for teaching children to share and discussing the idea of fairness.
Mother Hippo Shares the Muffins
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