Book Description from the Front Cover FlapThe entertaining adventures of your favorite animals continue in The Year of the Ox! Olivia is a young cow eager to make her mark in the world. But growing up is challenging, as Olivia learns that helping sometimes is harder than it looks. When her friend Mei gets in trouble, can Olivia rescue her adopted sister and her reputation at the same time?
Olivia's rousing quest to unearth her true nature will delight children and adults alike. Fourth in the annual series, Tales from the Chinese Zodiac, The Year of the Ox features all the charismatic creatures of the Chinese lunar calendar and shows how fun it is to "have a cow!"
Comments from the Back Cover"I love it when my children are able to learn about the beliefs and traditions of different cultures, and books from the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series are a great way for them to do so. I highly recommend starting your own collection!"
- The Boutique Cafe
"[The illustrations of] artist Jeremiah Alcorn are reminiscent of the work of Chuck Jones, the animator behind such Warner Bros. cartoon characters as Bugs Bunny. They look like animation stills."
"Though recommended for elementary students, The Year of the Rat is steeped in Asian culture and will appeal to readers of all ages."
Background on Oliver Chin and Jeremiah AlcornOliver Chin is the author of the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series, Welcome to Monster Isle, Julie Black Belt, Timmy and Tammy's Train of Thought, and The Adventures of WonderBaby. His family lives in San Francisco, California.
Jeremiah Alcorn is the artist of the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series. He is a professional animator, and his family resides in Alabama.
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