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Lin Yi's Lantern

A Moon Festival Tale

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ISBN: 9781846867934

Written by Brenda Williams
Illustrated by Benjamin Lacombe
Meet Lin Yi — a little boy with a big heart and a talent for bargaining. He wants to buy himself a red rabbit lantern at the market for the moon festival tonight; but first, he must buy the things his mother needs. Will he be able to save enough money on his mother’s needs to buy the lantern? This heartwarming story shows the practical use of math in everyday life and the rewards of putting others first. Features educational notes at the end about the Chinese moon festival, life in rural China and the legend of the moon fairy.

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  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 9.75 inches
  • Page Count: 32 pages
  • Age Range: Ages 5-9 years

Awards & Accolades

  • Notable Books for Children, Smithsonian Magazine, 2009
  • Fun Finds Pick, Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine, 2010

"Gouache illustrations in mostly red, blue, and purple tones are highlighted with numerous origami paper designs. Back matter has notes about the traditional legend of the moon fairy, instructions for making a Chinese lantern, and a discussion of market life in China. This book sheds light on a unique cultural tradition" — School Library Journal

"In shades of mauve, the double-page spread of an obedient but forlorn Lin Yi pedaling home is especially affecting... The length of the narrative and accompanying cultural information make this an excellent supplement for primary multicultural units" — Booklist

About the Contributors

Written by - Brenda Williams
Brenda Williams is the author of over four hundred published poems. A former primary school teacher, she has also written many educational articles and books. Brenda was born in the West Midlands, and now lives in Wiltshire, England.
Illustrated by - Benjamin Lacombe
Benjamin Lacombe graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris (ENSAD), while also working in advertising in animation. He has since illustrated many comic book series and children's books. Inspiration comes to Benjamin in many ways: comtemporary photography, primitive Flemish paintings and Hitchcock films to name a few. He lives in Paris, France with his dog Virgile.

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