My Mei Mei

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My Mei Mei

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产品描述

There are other picture books about traveling to China to adopt a child, but what sets this one apart is the relationship between the first adoptive daughter, Antonia, and her Mei Mei, or younger sister. Based on Young’s experience, the text follows Antonia’s story beginning with her arrival from China and her early years, to her request for a Mei Mei, to her disillusionment with her less-than-perfect sibling, to the girls evolving closeness and love for each other. The narrative is told gracefully in Antonia’s expressive, childlike voice: “When we returned, I found out that she was not what she ought to be. She couldn’t walk. She couldn’t talk. She couldn’t play. She took all the attention away from me” Young’s illustrations in gouache, pastel, and collage are irresistibly beautiful and filled with feeling. A significant page turn takes readers from Antonia’s anticipation about their first meeting to Mei Mei’s crying baby face filling an entire page. Most spreads achieve a serene unity through the use of varying wallpaper-like designs. A definitive composition shows the sisters lying together, legs intertwined, sharing a book, their form echoed against a gently curving floral background. A simple story of family bonds unerringly told.

其他信息

重量 1.2 lbs
ISBN 13

9780399243394

Publisher

Philomel Books

Year Published

2006

ISBN

0399243399

Size

10.25 x 10.25

Pages

32

Cover

Hardcover

Author

Ed Young

Language

English

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