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The Nian Monster

9780807556429_Nian Monster9780807556429_Nian Monster

Tong tong! The legendary Nian monster has returned at Chinese New Year. With horns, scales, and wide, wicked jaws, Nian is intent on devouring Shanghai, starting with Xingling! The old tricks to keep him away don’t work on Nian anymore, but Xingling is clever. Will her quick thinking be enough to save the city from the Nian Monster?

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  • 32 Pages
  • 10.75" x 8.5"
  • 9780807556429
  • December 2016

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Reviews

  • 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

Illustrator

Alina Chau

Common Core

L.2.3,4,4a,4c,4d,5,5a,5a,6 RF.2.3,3c,3d,3f,4,4a,4c RL.2.1,2,3,4,4,6,7,9,10 SL.2.1,1b,1c,2,3,4,6 W.2.2,3,5,6,7,8