On Chinese New Year’s Eve, a poor man who works for the richest businessman in Beijing sends his son to market to trade their last few eggs for a bag of rice, but instead he brings home an empty -but magic- wok that changes their fortunes forever.
“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.”
Sebastià has illustrated more than seventy children’s books in Spain, Italy, France, UK, Portugal, Taiwan, Brazil and the United States. Also, he has worked as graphic designer for several television shows, family theatre and many museums and cultural institutions. He was selected three times for the Mostra degli illustratori di libri per ragazzi at Bologna Children’s Book Fair and also for the Society of Illustrators of New York, in the Original Art exhibition: The Fine Art of Children’s Books Illustration. He took part in illustration exhibitions at The Museum of American Illustration of New York, Chicago Art Institute, Northwestern University of Illinois, Itabashi Art Museum of Tokyo, Korea Society of Illustrators, International Illustrators Exchange of Prague and Frankfurt Book Fair. He won the Mercè Llimona Prize, the Lola Anglada prize, the Serra d’Or Critics Prize, and twice Junceda Prizes by the Professional Association of Illustrators of Catalonia.