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The Emperor and the Kite by Jane Yolen
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Mar 14, 12

bookshelves: caldecott-honor, picture-books, 2012
Recommended to Luann by: Lisa Vegan
Read on March 14, 2012

This is great! A wonderful Chinese folktale by Jane Yolen. I love that little Djeow Seow doesn't let herself feel small and insignificant even though that's how her family treats her.

Ed Young's illustrations show the work of a true artist. They are simple yet intricate at the same time. They fit the story perfectly and showcase the setting of ancient China - yet they mostly only show the characters set on a white background. How does he do it? I would love to know more about his process. This won a Caldecott Honor in 1968.
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