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Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China (original 1989; edition 1996)
by Ed Young
Lon Po Po by Ed Young (1989)
Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0698113829, Paperback)Three little girls spare no mercy to Lon Po Po, the granny wolf, in this version of Little Red Riding Hood where they tempt her up a tree and over a limb, to her death. The girls' frightened eyes are juxtaposed against Lon Po Po's menacing squint and whirling blue costume in one of the books numerous three-picture sequences, which resemble the decorative panels of Chinese tradition. Through mixing abstract and realistic images with complex use of color and shadow, artist and translator Young has transformed a simple fairy tail into a remarkable work of art and earned the 1990 Caldecott Medal in doing so.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:10:26 -0400)
Three sisters staying home alone are endangered by a hungry wolf who is disguised as their grandmother.
(summary from another edition)
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