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Kite Flying

By Grace Lin

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Format: Paperback, 32 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: USA, 11 May 2004

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Ages 5-8. A Chinese girl describes how the members of her family come together to make and fly a dragon kite. Even the girl's two younger sisters help: Mei Mei cuts the whiskers and Jie Jie paints a laughing mouth. The overall simplicity is effective and appealing, and the spare text is accentuated by bright gouache illustrations, in colourful shapes and painted fabric patterns that call up the same strong style Lin used in Dim Sum for Everyone! (2001). The close-up perspective will draw little ones right into the project; the finished dragon kite flies as if "talking to the wind. What do you think he's saying." Two pages of endnotes provide historical and cultural context for this favourite pastime, and clever endpapers display craft supplies and kite shapes. Julie Cummins
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Grace Lin is the author and illustrator of a number of books for young children.

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"A delightful read-aloud."-Kirkus Reviews, Starred "Lin's paintings are graphically striking . . . a delight of patterning."-Booklist, Starred "Lin's signature swirls in the sky along with blowing hair, clothing and kite ribbons suggest the ideal blustery day."--School Library Journal, Starred A delightful read-aloud. Kirkus Reviews, Starred Lin s paintings are graphically striking . . . a delight of patterning. Booklist, Starred Lin s signature swirls in the sky along with blowing hair, clothing and kite ribbons suggest the ideal blustery day. School Library Journal, Starred" A delightful read-aloud. "Kirkus Reviews," Starred Lin s paintings are graphically striking . . . a delight of patterning. "Booklist," Starred Lin s signature swirls in the sky along with blowing hair, clothing and kite ribbons suggest the ideal blustery day. "School Library Journal," Starred" "A delightful read-aloud."-"Kirkus Reviews," Starred "Lin's paintings are graphically striking . . . a delight of patterning."-"Booklist," Starred "Lin's signature swirls in the sky along with blowing hair, clothing and kite ribbons suggest the ideal blustery day."--"School Library Journal," Starred "A delightful read-aloud."-"Kirkus Reviews", Starred"Lin's paintings are graphically striking . . . a delight of patterning."-"Booklist", Starred"Lin's signature swirls in the sky along with blowing hair, clothing and kite ribbons suggest the ideal blustery day."--"School Library Journal", Starred "A delightful read-aloud."-"Kirkus Reviews, Starred "Lin's paintings are graphically striking . . . a delight of patterning."-"Booklist, Starred "Lin's signature swirls in the sky along with blowing hair, clothing and kite ribbons suggest the ideal blustery day."--"School Library Journal, Starred "From the Hardcover edition.

EAN: 9780553112542
ISBN: 0553112546
Publisher: Dragonfly Books
Dimensions: 20.32 x 25.1 x 0.28 centimetres (0.14 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
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As a teacher I recommend this book for many diffeent learning areas. Including chinese cultural studies, families, crafts, working together. Art and Craft, Mathemaitcs, Studies of Society and the Environment, can all easily be intergrated into a unit of work on this book. It is bright coulourful and fun. Also just a good book for simple pleasure if not wanting to turn ito into a unit of school work.

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