The Nian Monster (Hardcover)

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The Nian Monster (Hardcover)

By Andrea Wang, Alina Chau (Illustrator)


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Tong tong! The legendary Nian monster has returned at Chinese New Year. With horns, scales, and wide, wicked jaws, Nian is intent on devouring Shanghai, starting with Xingling! The old tricks to keep him away don't work on Nian anymore, but Xingling is clever. Will her quick thinking be enough to save the city from the Nian Monster?
As a child, Andrea Wang made dumplings and took baths with orange peels to prepare for Chinese New Year. When not traveling, she lives in Massachusetts with her husband, two children, and a dog named Mochi. This is her first picture book. Alina Chau received her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. She spent over a decade working in the animation industry. She currently develops her own illustration projects and lives in California.
Product Details ISBN: 9780807556429
ISBN-10: 0807556424
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
Publication Date: December 1st, 2016
Pages: 32
Language: English
"Alina Chau’s vibrant depictions of Shanghai’s cityscape, docks, and marketplaces surround an adorably wide-eyed Xingling as she saves the day in bunny slippers, merging old and new traditions while celebrating the spirit of the season." —Foreword Reviews

"This tale of New Year’s high jinks has enough information to be enjoyed by those who have never encountered the holiday. A fun read-aloud that’s sure to induce giggles." —School Library Journal