Little White Duck

Little White Duck

A Childhood in China

Book - 2012
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The world is changing for two girls in China in the 1970s. Da Qin - Big Piano - and her younger sister, Xiao Qin - Little Piano - live in the city of Wuhan with their parents. For decades, China's government had kept the country separated from the rest of the world. When their country's leader, Chairman Mao, dies, new opportunities begin to emerge Da Qin and Xiao Qin soon learn that their childhood will be much different than the upbringing their parents experienced. Eight short stories - based on the author's own life - give readers a unique look at what it was like to grow up in China during this important time in history.
Publisher: Minneapolis : Graphic Universe, ©2012
ISBN: 9780761365877
0761365877
9780761381150
0761381155
Call Number: jgn 951.05 LIU 2012
Characteristics: 108 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Martínez, Andrés Vera - Illustrator

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A memoir of growing up in a changing China. The tumult of China in the 20th century touches Na's family, but the stories she tells connect across continents.

The world is changing for two girls in China in the 1970s. In eight short stories, the girls Da Qin and Xiao Qin tell of growing up in a post-Mao China.

autobiography, 4th-8th

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multcolib_susannel Aug 08, 2016

Story of two sisters growing up in China and how their lives changed after the death of Chairman Mao.


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multcolib_susannel Aug 08, 2016

Story of two sisters growing up in China and how their lives changed after the death of Chairman Mao.

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briannek7
Mar 10, 2013

I was hoping for something a bit longer and with some higher stakes, but I still enjoyed this one. The artwork is terrific -- the illustrator does a really good job at finding a style appropriate for depicting ancient and almost-modern China.

There's an Austin connection -- the author and illustrator (who are married) met in Austin. It turns out she married a rather handsome guy -- lucky lady!

sential Dec 13, 2012

I was surprised how much I enjoyed this graphic novel. There is a variety of styles presented through the book, but the same story line. As the story goes along, we begin to form the experiences of the main character and how fortunate she is with her childhood because her parents have worked so hard to give her what they could. By the end of the story she is starting to form a well rounded character; especially when she see first hand how other children her age live.

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sential Dec 13, 2012

sential thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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