Beyond the Great Mountains by Ed Young

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Ed Young's spare prose, as lovely as a rice-paper painting, describes in measured detail the beautiful and mystical land that the author so clearly loves. The unique format and gorgeous paper-collage illustrations, highlighted with Chinese characters, combine to convey the many facets of China to form a poetic picture of the land s grace, depth, and majesty.

About Ed Young

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Ed Young has illustrated more than eighty books for children (many of which he also wrote), and many of those books have been about China. Born in Tientsin, China, he is the winner of both the Caldecott Medal and the Caldecott Honor, in addition to many other awards. He lives with his family in New York.
Published August 25, 2005 by Chronicle Books. 36 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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/ In its sky, mist rose and fell, rain water gathering, river cascading / Down cliffs and boulders, through valleys into fields”) evokes an ancient time of earth’s abundance, identified as “Middle Empire, China.” While honoring his homeland in words and images, Young introduces 24 basic Chinese c...

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Just above the text, Young includes ancient Chinese characters, showing how visual symbols sometimes combine to make a single word, and the shapes in the illustrations subtly imitate the lines that form the figurative characters (he collects both ancient and modern Chinese characters on the endpa...

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