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eBook Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China ePub
Author: Ed Young
Language: English
ISBN: 0590440691
ISBN13: 978-0590440691
Publisher: Scholastic Inc (December 31, 1990)
Pages: 30
Category: Mythology & Folk Tales
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 401
Formats: lit txt doc lrf
ePub file: 1829 kb
Fb2 file: 1398 kb

Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China is a children's picture book translated and illustrated by Ed Young. It was published by Philomel (Penguin Young Readers Group) in 1989.

Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China is a children's picture book translated and illustrated by Ed Young. Young won the 1990 Caldecott Medal for the book's illustrations. The story is a Chinese version of the popular children's fable "Little Red Riding Hood" as retold by Young

Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding . .has been added to your Cart. He received the 1990 Caldecott Medal for his book Lon Po Po, and his much-lauded collaboration with anthologist Nancy Larrick, Cats Are Cats, was named one of the Ten Best Illustrated Books of 1988 by The New York Times.

Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding . Mr. Young studied at the University of Illinois, the Art Center of Los Angeles, and Pratt Institute in New York City.

this book is presenting itself as A Red-Riding Hood Story From China, but it's actually closer to one of riding hood's splinter tales - either "The Wolf and the Kids" or "The Tiger Grandmother" in which the threat is invited in; where a predator disguised as a family member tricks its way into the house by bamboozling a trusting child or.

Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China. Over 1,000 years before the first European Cinderella story appeared, the tale of Yeh-Shen was part of China's storytelling tradition. Executed with chromatic splendor-a unique combination of brilliance and restraint". Caldecott medalist Ed Young uses his own powers of observation and imagination to create an extraordinary series of paintings that complement and ext. I Wish I Were a Butterfly. by James Howe · Ed Young.

Not only is his prose wonderful, his art is beyond wonderful. This little Chinese "Red Riding Hood" type story will delight children and adults. I can recommend this great book and any others by Ed Young as well. I've never been disappointed. Наиболее популярные в Нехудожественная литература для детей и подростков.

Loved the culturally chinese twist Ed Young gives to the Red Riding Hood story

Lon Po Po by Ed Young – Winner of the 1990 Randolph Caldecott Medal for Most Distinguished Picture Book. To all the wolves of the world for lending their good name as a tangible symbol of our darkness. Loved the culturally chinese twist Ed Young gives to the Red Riding Hood story. Reminded me of a similar story in which the mother goat goes out, leaving her kids at home, and a lurking wolf comes by, pretending to be the mother, and how the kids outwit him. I forget the name of the story. I think these must be all versions of the same cautionary tale.

(Young's) command of page composition and his sensitive use of color give the book a visual force that matches the strength of the story and stands as one .

(Young's) command of page composition and his sensitive use of color give the book a visual force that matches the strength of the story and stands as one of the illustrator's best efforts. An extraordinary and powerful book. - Publisher's Weekly. The now-classic Chinese retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, and one of the most celebrated picture books of our time. Related Units and Lessons. Lon Po Po 3rd Grade Unit

Reprint: Originally published: New York : Philomel Books, c1989. Three sisters staying home alone are endangered by a hungry wolf who is disguised as their grandmother. Caldecott Medal, 1990.

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On the list of Caldecott Winners, Lon Po Po by Ed Young is subtitled a Red-Riding Hood Story from China. This book and the Lon Po Po lesson plan offers the opportunity to compare and contrast Young’s version with the original Red-Riding Hood tale. Its haunting illustrations and story twists will intrigue your students. The Lon Po Po lesson plan will have students comparing this book with the original tale and doing other book follow-up activities. 1. To compare and contrast two stories. 2. To put events in sequence of how they occurred. 3. To observe where China is compared to where you are. 4. To identify cultural differences. 5. To create different outcomes in a story.

In this Chinese version of the classic fairy tale, a mother leaves her three children home alone while she goes to visit their grandmother. When the children are visited by a wolf, pretending to be their Po Po, or granny, they let him in the house, but ultimately are not fooled by his deep voice and hairy face. Combining ancient Chinese panel art techniques with a contemporary palette of watercolors and pastels, this powerful story brings lessons about strangers, trust and courage to a new generation.
Dedicated to all the wolves of the world for lending their good name as a tangible symbol for our darkness (Ed Young's own dedication)

Cultural anthropologists tell us there are similar fairy tales all over the world. This retelling of the Chinese version of the Big Bad Wolf certainly is cause for the awarding of the Caldecott Medal for Best Children's Literature in 1990. In addition to his story, Ed Young's shape-shifting art merges tale with sight for a free-flowing, fluid interpretation of the wolf.

The Chinese tale is different. Three little girls are left home while their mother goes to see the sick grandmother. At dark the wolf makes his appearance, blowing out the inside light as soon as possible. The illustrations are murky, like the light in the room, and only glints of teeth and whites of eyes can be discerned. But the oldest girl knows what's up and tricks the wolf into wanting gingko nuts high in the tree outside their house.

No woodchoppers in the Chinese version--only one smart oldest daughter and two thoughtful, obedient younger daughters. How they defeat the wolf is sheer brilliance.

Ed Young's illustrations deserve separate praise. Since most of the story takes place during the cover of night, he must show his scenes in darkness. However, he adds touches and big swaths of reds, purples, greens, blues, salmons, golds, to present the story. Beautiful, eye-popping, and very effective!
A different take on a traditional fairy tale, Lon Po Po (Grandmother Wolf) follows the story of three children left home alone one night when their mother goes to visit their Po Po. Shang, Tao, and Paotze use their cleverness and teamwork to outsmart the greedy wolf and happily receive their mother the next day when she returns from her journey carrying goodies from the real Po Po.
Ed Young has illustrated many books, some of which he has also authored. Young was born in China and came to the United States on a student visa to study architecture, but traded in that form of art for a different one – illustration. He says that when he decides to illustrate a book, he must first think that it will be a special and “moving” experience for the children who read it. For all of his illustrations, Young takes his inspiration from Chinese paintings.
“A Chinese painting is often accompanied by words,” explains Young. “They are complementary. There are things that words do that pictures never can, and likewise, there are images that words can never describe.” (Taken from
This philosophy comes through very strongly while reading Lon Po Po. Often, the illustrations do not reflect directly what is being communicated by the text, and yet somehow the illustrations complement the text perfectly. Once the wolf has entered the story, he is featured in a different way on each page. His presence becomes bigger and bigger as the story progresses, overshadowing the three girls in the book. Then, suddenly, the wolf is tiny again as the girls figure out a way to trick him. Shang, the eldest, appears in the top of a tree with her two younger sisters, Tao and Paotze, as the wolf waits at the bottom of the tree almost patiently for them to return with some gingko nuts. The girls have finally figured out a way to outsmart the wolf, and already his presence is slowly being diminished.
One of my favorite genres to read is fairy tales. It fascinates me that some of the same themes and motifs exist across cultures even before those cultures interacted with each other. The same basic fairy tale, with its simple lessons and morals, can often be found in many different cultures, each with its own twist to make it unique to that culture and more accessible to the children who grow up there. Reading familiar fairy tales from different cultures to children is a great way to start introducing them to the concept of different cultures. It can also spark an interest in the culture itself, which can lead to more investigation and learning. In a preschool classroom, it would be great to introduce a “countries of the world” unit by reading fairy tales from many different countries. With older kids, you can even talk about why the details are important to the story. In Lon Po Po, Shang, Tao, and Paotze live with their mother, but their father is not mentioned in any part of the book. Older children might be interested in talking about how children of any culture can relate to living with a mother but not a father, or one parent rather than two. Why do the children pretend that they will pick gingko nuts for the wolf? What is a gingko tree? Why is it a gingko tree and not something else, like an apple tree?
It is very clear to me why Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China was the recipient of the Caldecott Medal in 1990: Its beautiful illustrations perfectly capture the mood of the story, full of sly tricks from both the wolf and the children. There are definitely illustrations in this book that capture what the text never could, and just as all fairy tales, this one is made one-hundred percent better with the addition of these watercolor type illustrations from Young.
Like film awards, book awards rarely go to an artist's best work. Usually if a picture book has won a Caldecott medal you can sift through the author and illustrator's other books and inevitably find something far more deserving. This is true of almost every author/illustrator, save one. Ed Young has had a varied and fabulous career. From his spectacular "Seven Blind Mice" to his insipid and poorly drawn "Turkey Girl" he's run the gamut from "Yippee!" to "Bleach!". But his Caldecott winning "Lon Po Po" falls squarely into the "Yippee!" category. To my mind, it is his best work. A stunning edition of the Chinese tale of Lon Po Po, this story weaves elements of Grimm Fairy Tales with "Little Red Riding Hood" and comes out swinging.

One day a mother leaves her three daughters to visit their grandmother on her birthday. Before she leaves she instructs the girls to lock the doors soundly after she is gone. The girls do so but a wily wolf has overheard that the mother will be leaving. The wolf disguises himself as an old woman and knocks on the door. When asked who he is, he responds that he is their grandmother (or "Po Po") come to stay with them. The children foolishly let the animal in and he quickly douses the lights. After many questions about the supposed grandmother's bushy tail and sharp claws the eldest and cleverest daughter catches sight of the wolf's snout and must find a way to save her sisters. Not only does she succeed, but she also finds a way to get rid of the wolf forever.

In the dedication of this book, Ed Young writes, "To all the wolves of the world for lending their good name as a tangible symbol for our darkness". This was written in part, I suspect, to appease the wolf lovers of the world. Much like the old fairy tales of European folklore, this tale has its fair share of violence. The wolf's end, for example, is a particularly nasty way to go. And because it has been created so realistically in this book, I suspect that there are probably some animal advocates who will take offense at his death. Nonetheless, we're not dealing with reality here, people. We're dealing with fairy tales and in these stories wolves are (as Young himself said) representative of our own evil.

The story is translated by Young himself and is done beautifully. The words in this tale sing. Yet even the best laid plotting can be undone by poor illustrations. In this particular case, you've nothing to fear because Young has bent over backwards to bring you absolute breathtaking beauty. Combining watercolors with pastels, the book is simultaneously gorgeous and frightening. It may take a couple readings, but if you look carefully in some of these pictures you will find wolf images hidden in the landscapes and backgrounds of a great many scenes. The first spread in this book is of the mother leaving her children. As she goes, the land beneath her feet is shaped like that of a wolf's nose, the cottage the eye of the animal. Often the pictures are separated into threes, giving the book a formal feeling. Finally, the pictures of the girls and their enemy are excellent. Sometimes the merest of glimpses of the wolf are scary enough to drill home what a threat he is. You really do feel scared for the children when they cuddle up with their supposed grandmother in bed, only to find her to be a hungry beastie.

The "Little Red Riding Hood" story is all well and good in and of itself, but it always lacked kick. "Lon Po Po" has more than kick. It has bite. It will enrapture small children and give them tangible forms for their darkest fears. It will hypnotize any reader, drawing them effortlessly into its deeply interesting story. Of all the Caldecott winning picture books of the last 15 years, this one is my favorite, hands down.
Purchased for my classroom. Students pick it up because it appears to be an easy picture book. Even those, whose teachers read it to them in elementary school, struggle with it on their own.

The illustrations are lovely. The writing is beautiful. Review it and know your learner before you offer it to them as a reading option.
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