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Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China (original 1989; edition 1996)

by Ed Young

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Title:Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China
Authors:Ed Young
Info:Puffin (1996), Paperback, 32 pages
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Lon Po Po by Ed Young (1989)


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Interesting Chinese Red Riding Hood story. Love the paintings in the background, and its interesting how the pages were paneled but only one panel at a time ever had text. A happier ending story of trickery. ( )
  AmandaLK | Jan 23, 2015 |
I was not sure how to feel about this story at first. I am so used to reading or hearing the Americanized version that I was put off a bit. The watercolor illustrations go very well with the dark mood of the story. The story would be great for a book talk because it touches on a cross-cultural perspective of a timeless classic. ( )
  ssmith93 | Dec 9, 2014 |
I loved this scary, but clever adaption of the traditional fairytale Little Red Riding Hood for its surprising twists, and Young's gorgeous brushwork illustrations. I liked that the book felt authentic to China, but still felt like it could be the Red Riding hood I know and love. Lastly, I loved that Lon Po Po saved herself instead of needing a woodsman to do it for her. I would use this in a unit for alternative fairytales. ( )
  kberryman44 | Dec 6, 2014 |
This book is filled with beautiful watercolor paintings and is the Chinese story of Red Riding Hood. This would be good to talk to children about stories across different cultures and to show them different types of art work within stories. ( )
  Kayla_d92 | Sep 27, 2014 |
Ed Young writes Little Red Riding hood with a twist. The illustrations are wonderful. ( )
  mosbor | Sep 22, 2014 |
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Ed Youngprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Moore, ChristinaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Paterson, Katherinesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wong, B. D.secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Yashima, Tarosecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To all the wolves of the world for lending their good name as a tangible symbol of our darkness.
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"Once, long ago, there was a woman who lived alone in the country with her three children, Shang, Tao, and Paotze."
"Shang touched grandmother's sharp claws. 'Po Po, Po Po, your hand has thorns on it.'"
At once, Shang lit the light and the wolf blew it out again, but Shang had seen the wolf's hairy face.
The wolf had only on thought in his mind: to taste a ginko nut.
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In this Chinese version of Little Red Riding Hood, three young children out-smart an old wolf, Lon Po Po.  The sisters team up and lure the wolf to her death by her own greed.  This book would be great to use with teaching about cultural diversity.
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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.

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Three sisters staying home alone are endangered by a hungry wolf who is disguised as their grandmother.

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