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Celebrate Chinese New Year

by Otto, Carolyn,

Format: Print Book 2015
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library - Forest Hills Juvenile New Book J 394.261 Oto
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Children have never had so many reasons to learn how Chinese people everywhere ring in the new and ring out the old. As China takes its new place on the global stage, understanding Chinese culture and values becomes ever more essential to our next generation.

For two joyous weeks red is all around. The color represents luck and happiness. Children receive money wrapped in red paper, and friends and loved ones exchange poems written on red paper. The Chinese New Year is also an opportunity to remember ancestors, and to wish peace and happiness to friends and family. The holiday ends with the Festival of Lanterns, as many large communities stage the famous Dragon Dance. Fireworks, parades, lanterns, presents, and feasts: these are some of the joys experienced by all who observe Chinese New Year.

Celebrate Chinese New Year is the latest, timely addition to National Geographic's popular Holidays Around the World series. With 25 colorful images and a simple, educational text, the book is a lively invitation to revel in this child-friendly, national and international holiday. Carolyn Otto brings the historical and cultural aspects of the Chinese New Year into focus, and young readers experience the full flavor of an event celebrated by over a billion people in China, and countless others worldwide.

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Family, fireworks, lanterns
Hope and promise
We travel to be with our families
We decorate with bright colors
There is plenty to eat
Sing, play, eat
We let the old year out
Good wishes!
We watch the parade of lights
We dance with dragons!
Bang, clang, boom!
Gung Hay Fat Choy!
Just the facts
Make a Chinese lantern
The Chinese calendar
Fortune cookies
Learn more
The origins of Chinese New Year / by Haiwang Yuan.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Vivid, colorful photographs of fireworks, lion dancers, lanterns, and food fill the pages of this introduction to Chinese New Year. The concise but informative narrative notes when the event occurs, cites a few of the countries where it is observed, and explains the reasons behind the customs and symbols, especially those traditions involving children. The well-captioned pictures capture the intense excitement and raucous exuberance of the festivities. Appended information on the Chinese calendar and zodiac, a craft idea, a recipe, a game, and sources for further information make this a great addition to primary classrooms as well as libraries.--Perkins, Linda Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Holidays around the world (National Geographic Society (U.S.))
Subjects Chinese New Year -- Juvenile literature.
Holidays -- Juvenile literature.
Chinese New Year.
China -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile literature.
China -- Social life and customs.
Publisher Washington, D.C. :2015
Contributors Yuan, Haiwang, consultant.
Language English
Notes This 2015 reprint edition has a different cover and includes the statement "National Geographic kids." The content on the inside of the book including text, photographs, and resources are exactly the same as the 2009 edition.
Description 31 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
ISBN 9781426323737
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