Lon Po Po : A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young [FIRST EDITION • FIRST IMPRESSION] 1989

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Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young


Oversized [picture book] Hardcover with dust jacket in excellent condition. 

Dust jacket and book are both excellent; looks and reads like new. 

Winner of the 1990 Caldecott Medal.

Long, long ago a good woman lived contentedly with her three daughters—Shang, tao, and Paotze—in the country-side of northern China...

But one day she had to leave to visit their granny, so she warned her children to close the door tight and to latch it.

Son after, to their surprise, there was a knock at the door and a voice saying that it was their granny, their Po Po. What could the children do but let her in? But what a low voice she had, what thorny hands, and what a hairy face!

The Chinese tale of Lon Po Po, Granny Wolf, like the European tale of Little Red Riding Hood, comes from an ancient oral tradition and is thought to be over a thousand years old. It is a favorite tale of artist Ed young, who translated and illustrated this version. Using a dramatic style that combines techniques used in ancient Chinese panel art with a powerful contemporary palette or watercolors and pastels, Mr. Young has created a book of classic beauty and charm.