It was during a visit to the American School in Taipei that author Mary Dodson Wade became fascinated with Chinese folktales. A former teacher and elementary school librarian, she has published approximately 60 books, mostly nonfiction related to Texas history. She is a member of the Texas State Historical Association and the Texas Library Association, and lives in Houston, Texas.
The Emperor has a problem. He wants his people to remember the auspicious year in which his son was born but there is no way to keep track of the years. He devises a plan to host a race in which animals will cross a river and the first twelve animals to reach the opposite side will have a year named after them. Thus the people will be able to remember the years and the events that occurred.
This retelling of a traditional Chinese folktale explains the names of the years of the Chinese calendar. Accompanied by exquisite watercolor artwork, the story clarifies why there is No Year of the Cat.
What: Mary Dodson Wade will discuss and sign her debut novel No Year of the Cat.
When: Saturday, February 16 , 1:00 p.m.
Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079
Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Mary Dodson Wade for book personalization, please purchase No Year of the Cat from Blue Willow Bookshop.
A limited number of autographed copies of Mary’s books will be available for purchase after the event. If you cannot attend the event, but would like a personalized copy of this book, please call us before the event at (281) 497-8675.
Location: Street: 14532 Memorial Dr City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77079 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)