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The Nian Monster Hardcover – Picture Book, Dec 1 2016

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The Original Art 2017 Exhibit
2017-2018 Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association Literature Award Picture Book Honor

STARRED REVIEW!"Wang's story thrills but doesn't threaten: Chau's wonderfully vivid watercolors give the monster doe eyes and a round body that make him seem like a cranky, overgrown teddy bear, and Wang shares cultural information about the Chinese New Year with the lightest of touches."- Publishers Weekly starred review

"Alina Chau's vibrant depictions of Shanghai's cityscape, docks, and marketplaces surround an adorably wide-eyed Xingling as she saves the day in bunny slippers, merging old and new traditions while celebrating the spirit of the season."-Foreword Reviews "This tale of New Year's high jinks has enough information to be enjoyed by those who have never encountered the holiday. A fun read-aloud that;s sure to induce giggles."-School Library Journal

About the Author

As a child, Andrea Wang made dumplings and took baths with orange peels to prepare for Chinese New Year. When not traveling, she lives in Massachusetts with her husband, two children, and a dog named Mochi. This is her first picture book.

Alina Chau received her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. She spent over a decade working in the animation industry. She currently develops her own illustration projects and lives in California.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Albert Whitman & Company; Illustrated edition (Dec 1 2016)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 32 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0807556424
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0807556429
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 386 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 27.31 x 1.02 x 21.59 cm
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