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The Great Race

Written by Dawn Casey & illustrated by Anne Wilson
Published by Barefoot Books
4.75 / 7.0
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Goodreads Rating - 3.9 / 5.0
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Discover how 12 animals competed in a madcap swimming race to help create the lunar calendar! Includes facts about Chinese festivals, the lunar calendar and the animals that rule each year.

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Book-loving mama who believes you're never too old for magical stories of talking animals and imaginary worlds.
4.75 / 7.0

This book tells a great story about why the Chinese calendar year is named after certain animals, and the reason for the order it’s in. I thought it was fun, creative, and it’s full of colorful illustrations. There’s also an explanation at the back of some of the main holidays on the calendar.

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Who Wrote The Great Race

Dawn Casey

Dawn Casey has always been passionate about traditional tales, believing that folklore can help answer some of the deepest questions about humankind. A primary school teacher and writer, Dawn says that passing on these stories is a great privilege, as well as a great pleasure. Dawn lives in East Sussex, England with her husband and daughter.

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Who Illustrated The Great Race

Anne Wilson

Anne Wilson grew up loving picture books, and one day decided that telling a story through pictures was something she’d quite like to do for a job. She has an MA in illustration from Central Saint Martins in London. Anne lives in England.

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Anne Wilson's Book Dedication

To Ella and her new smiles

Dawn Casey's Book Dedication

For mum and dad

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Publication Date:
September 1, 2008
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This book was typeset in Present and Cerigo
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The illustrations were prepared in printed collaged papers with acrylic and printed background
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