Lin Yi's Lantern - A Moon Festival Tale
Lin Yi's mother has sent him to the local market to buy food for the Moon Festival, but what he really wants is a red rabbit lantern. Will he barter well enough to be able to buy one? Benjamin Lacombe's vivid illustrations are the perfect complement to Brenda Williams' gentle story. AGES: 5-9 AUTHOR: Brenda Williams is a widely published poet. A former elementary school teacher, she has also written many educational articles and books. She says of her work, "I try to listen to children, mimic their sense of fun and open pathways for their inquiring minds." This is Brenda's third project with Barefoot Books, following Home for a Tiger, Home for a Bear and The Real Princess. She lives in Wiltshire, England. ILLUSTRATOR: Benjamin Lacombe graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs de Paris (ENSAD), while also working in advertising and in animation. He has since illustrated many comic book series and children's books. Inspiration comes to Benjamin in many ways: contemporary photography, primitive Flemish paintings and Hitchcock films to name a few. He lives in Paris with his dog, Virgile. SELLING POINTS: Introduces Chinese customs through the accessible story of a young boy who has his heart set on buying a lantern for the festival. Emphasises personal and social development: Lin Yi faces a moral dilemma and learns that doing the right thing is the best course of action. Includes informative endnotes, including facts about the legend of the Moon Fairy and life in rural China, and instructions for making your own Moon Festival paper lantern.