About the Author and Illustrator
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Book Description from Back CoverChinese New Year is here, and along with it the good-luck traditions that make up this dynamic celebration. See how kids greet the New Year by writing characters, getting haircuts, eating noodles, and honoring their families.
From dumplings to firecrackers, red envelopes to the zodiac, Ying Chang Compestine and YongSheng Xuan introduce young readers to the exciting customs of the Chinese New Year.
Background on Ying Chang Compestine and YongSheng XuanYing Chang Compestine grew up in China and later moved to the United States. Her books include The Story of Chopsticks, The Story of Noodles, The Story of Kites, and The Story of Paper, all featuring the Kang brothers and illustrated by YongSheng Xuan. Ms. Compestine lives with her family in California. You can visit her on the web at www.yingc.com.
YongSheng Xuan is an acclaimed illustrator of many books for children, including The Rooster's Antlers: A Story of the Chinese Zodiac by Eric A. Kimmel, as well as Ying Chang Compestine's The Story Of series. School Library Journal praised his art for its "feeling of action and life as well as a sense of traditional Chinese art." Also born in China, he now lives in Michigan. His website is www.ysxuan.com.
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