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A New Year's Reunion: A Chinese Story

by Li Qiong Yu

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A New Year's reunion follows a Chinese family as they follow their New Year's traditions. The Chinese New Year is the only time that Maomoa's father gets to come home from his job, and she enjoys following him around their town and their home as he gets his hair cut, shops for new clothes, and spruces up the house. The book elaborates on a few lesser-known Chinese New Year traditions, as well.

I thought the book was very informative, and unique in that it was a simple description of a family's days together. There was no particularly engaging story line or plot twist, and though that tended towards boredom at times, the story was short enough and simple enough to still retain its poignancy.

1. Involve parents/community in a Chinese culture day, where the kids get to experience different Chinese foods.
2. Have the kids write an essay, comparing and contrasting their winter holiday traditions with Maomao's.
  JenniferSaville | Feb 12, 2014 |
A lovely book about a heartbreaking situation. The illustrations are outstanding. The one where the wife is packing her husband's bag again, after only a few days at home...she is wiping her nose, crying. It made me cry. ( )
  MelissaZD | Dec 31, 2013 |
A lovely book about a heartbreaking situation. The illustrations are outstanding. The one where the wife is packing her husband's bag again, after only a few days at home...she is wiping her nose, crying. It made me cry. ( )
  MelissaZD | Dec 31, 2013 |
Maomao s dad works many miles away, but he is coming home for New Year!

"Little Maomao s father works in faraway places and comes home just once a year, for Chinese New Year. At first Maomao barely recognizes him, but before long the family is happily making sticky rice balls, listening to firecrackers, and watching the dragon dance in the streets below. Papa gets a haircut, makes repairs to the house, and hides a lucky coin for Maomao to find. Which she does! But all too soon it is time for Papa to go away again. This poignant, vibrantly illustrated tale, which won the prestigious Feng Zikai Chinese Children s Picture Book Award in 2009, is sure to resonate with every child who misses relatives when they are away and shows how a family s love is strong enough to endure over time and distance."
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  lexibaldwin | Dec 5, 2013 |
Summary:
This book is about a Chinese family who only gets to be together during the New Year. They spend all their time together having fun and doing traditions. One tradition is the lucky coin that will bring you luck in the new year.

Personal Reaction:
I think this book shows how lucky I am, I get to see my family pretty much whenever I want to not just once a year. The illustrations and color is very fun and children will enjoy it.

Classroom Extensions:
1. I would use this book whenever we start talking about the Chinese’s New Year.
2. This would also be a good book to read and have your kids write about some traditions Americans or their family do.
  taylorspradlin | Oct 26, 2013 |
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Maomao s dad works many miles away, but he is coming home for New Year!

Little Maomao s father works in faraway places and comes home just once a year, for Chinese New Year. At first Maomao barely recognizes him, but before long the family is happily making sticky rice balls, listening to firecrackers, and watching the dragon dance in the streets below. Papa gets a haircut, makes repairs to the house, and hides a lucky coin for Maomao to find. Which she does! But all too soon it is time for Papa to go away again. This poignant, vibrantly illustrated tale, which won the prestigious Feng Zikai Chinese Children s Picture Book Award in 2009, is sure to resonate with every child who misses relatives when they are away and shows how a family s love is strong enough to endure over time and distance.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:37:24 -0400)

Little Maomao's father works in faraway places and comes home just once a year, for Chinese New Year. At first Maomao barely recognizes him, but before long the family is happily making sticky rice balls, listening to firecrackers, and watching the dragon dance in the streets below. Papa gets a haircut, makes repairs to the house, and hides a lucky coin for Maomao to find. Which she does! But all too soon it is time for Papa to go away again.… (more)

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