The Jade Emperor has declared a great race: the first animals to cross the river will win a place in the Chinese Zodiac. Thirteen animals line up along the shore. But there are only twelve places to be won. Who will miss out? This classic Chinese legend makes an exciting picture book.
Gabrielle Wang is an award-winning author and illustrator born in Melbourne of Chinese heritage. Her great grandfather came to Australia in 1853 during the Gold Rush and so her stories are a blend of Chinese and Western culture with a touch of fantasy. A Ghost in My Suitcase won Best Children’s Novel in the 2009 Aurealis Award. The Lion Drummer was named a CBCA Notable Book in 2008. The Race for the Chinese Zodiac was a Notable Book in the 2011 CBCA Picture Book of the Year Awards.
Sally Rippin was born in Darwin, but grew up mainly in South-East Asia. As a young adult she spent three years in China studying traditional brush and ink painting in Shanghai and Hangzhou. Now Sally lives in Melbourne, where she writes and illustrates for children of all ages. She has had over forty children’s books published, many of them award-winning, including two novels for young adults. Her most recent books include the popular Billie B Brown series, the Hey Jack! series and Angel Creek.
Imprint: Black Dog Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Release Date: November 1, 2012
Dimensions: 220 x 280mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock