D is for Dragon Dance Book
D is for Dragon Dance Book
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D is for Dragon Dance

Written by Ying Chang Compestine and illustrated by Yongsheng Xuan

Published by Holiday House

Publisher's Summary

A bilingual introduction to the Chinese New Year in English and Chinese.

From the dazzling dragon dance to the scrumptious steamed dumplings to the firecrackers that frighten away evil spirits, this alphabet book celebrates the traditions of the lunar new year. First published in 2006, this new rendition presents the English text alongside the Chinese.

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  • Age Range: 4-8
  • Pages: 32
  • Book Type: picture
  • Publication Date: October 23, 2018
  • ISBN: 0823420582
  • ISBN 13: 978-0823420582
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Ying Chang Compestine

"Ying has authored over 20 books of multiple genres. Her keen interest in cuisine has led her to weave food into her writing — from cookbooks, novels, to picture books for young readers. She is passionate about showcasing Chinese history and culture, as well as promoting the importance of healthy eating and living. Her novel Revolution is Not a Dinner Party, based on her life growing up during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, has won numerous awards globally and has been selected as required reading in schools around the world. Several of her works are currently being optioned for movie adaptations, television series, and video games. Ying has been featured on numerous national television programs and is regularly profiled in prestigious news media agencies, such as The New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and Huffington Post in addition to being named one of the “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading” by the Author’s Show."

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