Chinese New Year (On My Own Holidays)

by Judith Jango-Cohen

Paperback, 2010

Status

Available

Call number

R Jan

Call number

R Jan

Local notes

R Jan

Barcode

2892

Collection

Publication

Carolrhoda Books (2005), Paperback, 48 pages. Purchased in 2011. $5.95.

Description

Chinese New Year begins each January or February on the first day of the new year in China's traditional calendar. This 15-day celebration is the most important holiday in Chinese communities all over the world. The celebration includes fireworks, costumes, dancers, parades, gifts of "lucky money", family gatherings and feasting, and the Festival of Lanterns. It is a time to remember loved ones that have died, celebrate the past year, and look towards the new year to bring good fortune.

Physical description

48 p.; 8.4 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member gmustain
Another great book illustrated by Jason Chin. This children's book explains about the Chinese New Year and some of the traditions that take place during the 15 day celebration. Traditons such as giving treats the the Kitchen God to bring good luck, and creating noise and lightning fireworks to
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scare of the evil spirits during the new year. I liked how this book gave brief but descriptive explanations of a holiday that many children may not be familiar with. Plus Chin's illustations always bring the story to life through his creative outlook on the story.
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Lexile

590L

Pages

48

Rating

(4 ratings; 4.3)
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