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category: Children's Nonfiction
published: Oct 2017
publisher: Orca Book Publishers

Chinese New Year

A Celebration for Everyone

by Jen Sookfong Lee

tagged: other, non-religious, emigration & immigration, asia

From its beginnings as a farming celebration marking the end of winter to its current role as a global party featuring good food, lots of gifts and public parades, Chinese New Year is a snapshot of Chinese culture. Award-winning author and broadcaster Jen Sookfong Lee recalls her childhood in Vancouver, British Columbia, and weaves family stories into the history, traditions and evolution of Chinese New Year. Lavishly illustrated with color photographs throughout.

About the Author

Jen Sookfong Lee

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
8 to 12
3 to 7
Reading age:
9 to 12
Editorial Reviews

"With cozy memories of her own childhood celebrations, Chinese-Canadian Lee successfully sets the tone—the text provides information, but it also acknowledges the very personal aspects of holidays and traditions…Lee capably conveys the diverse, dynamic nature of this holiday, from past to present to future. A thoughtful, thorough reference."

— Kirkus Reviews

"I highly recommend this very personal, yet informative book full of the enchanting stories and diverse peoples of Chines New Year. A treasure for all generations, around the globe!"

— Paul Yee, Governor General's Award-winning author of <i>Ghost Train</i>

"This wide-ranging, informative book describes the multi-faceted roots, history and evolution of Chinese New Year. Jen Sookfong Lee weaves together engaging personal anecdotes about family and food with fascinating facts about Chinese customs, traditions, and history, providing a window into a special event that over 20 percent of the world's population celebrates annually in 119 countries all over the world. Readers will enjoy the stories and photographs as much as the delicious recipes! Here's a book for the whole family to savour!"

— Fiona Tinwei Lam, author of <i>The Rainbow Rocket</i>

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