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Celebrating Chinese New Year

A Chinese-American boy's family observes a cherished tradition.

Lexile Measure: 940L (What's this?)

School & Library Binding: 32 pages

Publisher: Holiday House (September 1998)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0823413934

ISBN-13: 978-0823413935

Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 10.8 x 9.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 14.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #1,578,248 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #81 in Books > Children's Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Chinese New Year #890 in Books > Children's Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Non-religious

Age Range: 7 - 9 years

Grade Level: 2 - 4

I purchased this book when my son's first grade teacher asked me to come and and talk to the class about the Chinese New Year. This book was perfect first of all because of its bright and bold color photos. By following a young Chinese boy living in San Francisco's Chinatown you learn how a typical contemporary Chinese family prepares for and celebrates the Chinese New Year. The topics include the special Chinese foods eaten on this day and their symbolism, paying respect to ancestors, Chinese calligraphic decorations, animals of the Chinese zodiac, and of course the lion dance and New Year parade. Children will be especially fascinated by all the splendid and exotic foods listed in the family's New Year's menu. This is a wonderful book to introduce children and adults alike to the traditions and customs of the Chinese New Year.

This has got to be my favorite books about the Chinese New Year! The book follows a young boy and his family as their prepare for the Chinese New Year. There is so much terrific information, it's simply amazing that the author was able to do this! The photographs are absolutely stunning! A must have book!

This book is best for children with 2nd grade or above reading skills, in my opinion. The photographs are wonderful and the information provided is very detailed and helpful for gaining knowledge of this cultural event. A wonderful book!

Vibrant photographs accompany very informative and relatable text about the traditions of Chinese New Year. The book provided great background information to my third graders as we studied about the culture and history of China. A good addition to our classroom collection of content-related books!

I purchased this book as an addition to our at home lirary as well as for my children to share with their classmates. this book ahres a wonderful story of the holiday and customs observed. The colorful illustrations were wonderful in helping keep the children's attention as we read the book together.

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