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Lin Yi's Lantern by Brenda Williams
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May 19, 10

bookshelves: picture-books, china

This is a lovely picture book, perfect for multicultural lessons, about a young boy who is sent to the village market to get some items for his family. His mother tells him that if he bargains well, and has money left over, he may buy a red rabbit lantern for the festival. But in the end, he has enough left to either buy the lantern or the peanuts for his beloved uncle. What will he do? This sweet story is highlighted by gorgeous gouache paintings, which are imbued with the red color of the festival. The author also provides an afterword which recounts the legend of the Moon Fairy, and instructions on how to make Chinese lanterns. A nice read-aloud for elementary school classes.
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