A New Year's Reunion

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A New Year s Reunion Creat Yu Li Qiong Zhu Cheng Liang is Ebook Yu Li Qiong was born in Anqing in the People s Republic of China in She holds a BA in literature fr

A New Year's Reunion Creat Yu Li-Qiong Zhu Cheng-Liang is Ebook Yu Li Qiong was born in Anqing in the People s Republic of China in 1980 She holds a BA in literature from Nanjing University and an MA in dramatic art Yu Li Qiong lives in China.. Maomao s dad works many miles away, but he is coming home for New Year Little Maomao s father works in faraway places and comes home just once a year, for Chinese New Year At first Maomao barely recognizes him, but before long the family is happily making sticky rice balls, listening to firecrackers, and watching the dragon dance in the streets below Papa gets a haircut,Maomao s dad works many miles away, but he is coming home for New Year Little Maomao s father works in faraway places and comes home just once a year, for Chinese New Year At first Maomao barely recognizes him, but before long the family is happily making sticky rice balls, listening to firecrackers, and watching the dragon dance in the streets below Papa gets a haircut, makes repairs to the house, and hides a lucky coin for Maomao to find Which she does But all too soon it is time for Papa to go away again This poignant, vibrantly illustrated tale, which won the prestigious Feng Zikai Chinese Children s Picture Book Award in 2009, is sure to resonate with every child who misses relatives when they are away and shows how a family s love is strong enough to endure over time and distance.Book Details Format HardcoverPublication Date 12 27 2011Pages 40Reading Level Age 3 and Up. Good Books A New Year's Reunion This book was an eye opener for me. This father comes home once a year for 3-4 days. The blurb at the end says that millions of dad's have to do this in China. I don't understand why you wouldn't move the family with you. These men are building things. This would be so difficult. Wow.This is also about Chinese New Year. I appreciate this holiday as it is all about Red- my favorite color and about a new year. There is much for ritual in this culture around New Years. I believe this is the year of the Rooster. The kids were confused by the father not living with them. I enjoyed the colors in this book and the simple way the story was told.
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    Yu Li Qiong was born in Anqing in the People s Republic of China in 1980 She holds a BA in literature from Nanjing University and an MA in dramatic art Yu Li Qiong lives in China.

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  • This book was an eye opener for me This father comes home once a year for 3 4 days The blurb at the end says that millions of dad s have to do this in China I don t understand why you wouldn t move the family with you These men are building things This would be so difficult Wow.This is also about Chinese New Year I appreciate this holiday as it is all about Red my favorite color and about a new year There is much for ritual in this culture around New Years I believe this is the year of the Roost [...]


  • A young girl, Maomao, is excited for the Chinese New Year because for those few days her Papa returns home from working far away Maomao experiences a whirlwind of emotions She is a little bit frightened because her Papa looks like a stranger at first She is content sleeping between her parents at night while the firecrackers can be heard from outside She is excited to find the fortune coin And she is upset after a day out in the snow Throughout all those different events and emotions, Maomao can [...]


  • opening for this book let student share their experience in Christmas Day, what they like to do during the holiday, how big families they have Beside Christmas, any other holidays they like to celebrate with their family members Then, I would like to ask them if they know something about Chinese New Year, and introduce them the sheep year of 2015 Opening moves making students to rethink about the background knowledge, that about the American holidays, like Christmas Day Raising some questions in [...]


  • Yu Li Qiong s story, A New Year s Reunion is about a little girl named Mao mao and her New Year celebration Her father is a migrant worker and only comes back once a year for the New Year celebration Although many students do not celebrate Chinese New Year, this story gives the chance for students to compare holidays they celebrate with their family and talk about the traditions they do with their parents such as activities and foods they eat just like Mao mao and her parents in the book The ill [...]


  • This was a bittersweet story, and my niece, nephew, and I all appreciated it I think that the children identified with the little girl in this book, because they don t get to see their father as often as they d like They were able to understand what it feels like to miss Dad, see him, and then have to go back to missing him again I think it was a challenging story for them to hear, but one that stirred their emotions a bit, which is important I think that it s good for children to learn that boo [...]


  • In some parts of China, parents may work far away and only get to see their children once a year In this story, a little girl describes how she and her mother get ready to celebrate the Chinese New Year and the return, for a short time, of her father New Year s customs are described as well as the girl s relationship with her father I loved the bright illustrations, and especially how cute the little girl looks For other books about absentee parents, see Jacqueline Woodson s Coming Home Soon USA [...]




  • This is by far my favourite children story I went really quiet every time when I finished the book So much emotions and so much to think about 19 month old little AJ is too young to appreciate the profound emotions and beautiful storyline of this book An older kid can probably enjoy the book .The story covers a timeline of 5 days of Maomao, the narrator of the story, a small girl in China It started on a day of the Chinese New Year Eve Daddy builds big houses in faraway places He comes home only [...]


  • Review 10 Summary A New Year s Reunion is a story about a little girl named Mao Mao who looking forward to the New Year as her father returns home only at this time The family comes together to participate in all the Chinese New Year traditions such as making rice balls and setting off fireworks.They have the tradition of hiding a coin in one of the rice balls and whoever finds it will have good luck But all too soon it is time for her father to go away again Mao mao then decides to give the luc [...]


  • A New Year s Reunion is a story that many children may find relatable regardless of their cultural background I enjoyed reading this book because I could relate the story to my past experience because my dad immigrated to the U.S when I was a child, looking a better job He would then visit us only once a year during the winter This is the same situation that many families have to go through because many times parents have to leave their countries and families behind to look for better job opport [...]


  • Categories Genres for this class fulfilled by this book Picture BooksEstimate of age level of interest Preschool Grade 3 Estimate of reading level Grade 2Brief description Maomao s father comes home from time away working to celebrate the Chinese New Year with his family.Identify at least 2 characteristics of this genre and subgenre and discuss how they appear in your book Picture books use text and illustrations together to tell the story In A New Year s Reunion Li Qiong uses a mixture of two p [...]


  • This book is about how a little girl and her family celebrate the Chinese New Year While they are making rice balls, her father puts something in one of the balls and tells her that if she finds it that it will bring her good luck The little girl of course finds the rice ball that has the hidden object and she puts it in her pocket As they are going about their day, the little girl notices that she has lost the object She tells her father what has happen He gives her a hug and slips another obje [...]


  • When I saw this book, I felt was really familiar with this book because it mainly shows that the Chinese year In this story, it discusses that the little girl is looking forward to having a spring festival in China because at this time, she can reunion with her dad Her dad does not work in his own city, he cannot went to home when he work outside, every spring festival, she always can get gift, like a doll from her dad because her dad was really loved her and does not want to make her feel upset [...]


  • This is a story of a migrant worker and his family traditions celebrating Chinese New Year s A young Chinese girl wakes up the day before Chinese New Year s waiting outside her door for her father to arrive from working hundreds of miles away all year long He only returns to his family from working once a year, to celebrate the holiday As a family they partake in Chinese traditions such as making sticky rice balls Inside one of the sticky rice bowls is a gold coin Whoever finds the gold coin whe [...]


  • I really like this book At the beginning of the story, the book show us somethings about Chinese new year I come from China, so when I saw these traditional activities in new year I felt very amiable For example, they put a coin in dumplings If who eat this coin he will become lucky in the whole year The activity is so common in Chinese this is a ancient custom The story also start from here A little girl had a coin from the dumpling She was very happy in the Chinese new year with her family But [...]


  • This book is about how a little girl and her family celebrate the Chinese New Year While they are making rice balls, her father puts something in one of the balls and tells her that if she finds it that it will bring her good luck She ends up finding it and puts it in her pocket Later in the book she looses it and tells her father when he goes to give her a hug he slips another one into her pocket When she checks and finds it she is extremely happy and tells her father that she was sure it wasn [...]


  • The New Year is a particularly happy time for Maomao because her father gets to come home for Chinese New Year His job is far away, and he can only visit once a year A page at the end of the book claims that than 100 million workers in China work hundreds or thousands of miles away from home, making it difficult to visit very often While he is at home, the family spends time together, doing simple things such as forming sticky balls of rice, eating, talking, and getting a haircut They also enjo [...]


  • Adorable tale told by a young child named Mao Mao about her family s celebration of Chinese New Year She is all excited because not only is it Chinese New Year, but this is the only time of year that Mao Mao sees her father, who builds houses far away from home Daddy brings gifts and is eager to celebrate He makes sticky rice balls and hides a coin in one of them Mao Mao rides her father s shoulders so she can see the Dragon parade As the days of the celebration progress, dad is busy fixing and [...]


  • Children will get a sense of how important New Year s celebrations are in China today in the lovely new book A New Year s Reunion, by Yu Li Qiong, illustrated by Zhu Cheng Liang Candlewick 40 pp 15.99 ages 4 8 Maomao and her mother eagerly await for her father to come home Papa builds big houses in faraway places, He comes home only once each year, during Chinese New Year Papa s time with his family is filled with sweet, tender moments making sticky rice balls with Maomao and hiding a special go [...]


  • This is a story about a little girl named Maomao whose favorite time of year is the New Year The reason she has a love for this time of year is because it is the one time out of the year that she gets to see her father, who always returns for Chinese New Year After her father returns, the family is happily making rice balls, one of which has a lucky coin, listening to firecrackers all night, and enjoying the march of a dragon in the streets below At the end, he tells her that the next time he re [...]


  • This story is about a family where the dad works away from home and on Chinese New year, comes home to see his wife and his little girl During the time that he is home, the family participates in traditions involving cooking, adventuring, watching parades, and much One day the little girl s dad gives her a lucky coin The next day when she is playing in the snow she loses it and becomes very sad because she wants to remember her dad buy it when he leaves again Later she finds it and realizes tha [...]


  • Maomao s papa works far away from home and only comes home for the Chinese New Year, January 23 Maomao hardly recognizes her papa when he arrives, but before no time the family is making rice balls, listening to firecrackers, and watching the dragon dance the streets Although Maomao loves doing everyday things such as cuddling and fixing things around the house, this soon comes to end because her papa has to leave again for work This is a great text to read on January 23 the Chinese New Year I h [...]


  • Maomao s father is a working very hard at a faraway job and he only come home once a year, on Chinese New Year At first, she does not recognize who her father is, but after some time thing begin to return to normal The family comes together to participate in all the Chinese New Year traditions like making sticky rice and setting off fireworks Each year they have the tradition of hiding a coin in one of the balls of sticky rice and whoever finds has good luck Maomao finds and decides to give it t [...]


  • It s the New Year s holiday in China Meomeo is excited because this is the only time of year her dad gets to come home This year is special because he has brought her a lucky coin that he hides in a rice ball She takes the lucky coin with her everywhere even to go play in the snow with her friends But when she gets home it seems that her lucky coin feel out of her coat while she was playing and Meomeo gets very upset Then when she gets ready for bed the lucky coin falls out of her jacket and ont [...]


  • This narrative is about a young girl, Maomao Her father works far away and only comes home for Chinese New Years They celebrate 3 days together and eat traditional meals and see the dragon dance in the street After the 3 days the father has to leave again As a teacher I could use this book in many ways For one I can use this to inform the students of some of the customs that go with Chinese New Years Also I can help the students understand and practice empathy Another way I could use this book i [...]


  • This is a short story of a family s Chinese New Year celebration A little girl name, Maomao waits for her father to return with her who works for construction somewhere far for a year Maomao s father has annual visits for Chinese New Years, which means a lot to Maomao and her mother This book provides an interesting yet new story about a family s celebration The story sheds different aspects of life on a particular family of migrant workers This is a great book for children in early elementary I [...]


  • Maomao s father works very faraway and only comes home once a year for Chinese New Year At first Maomao does not recognize her father but after a while things return back to normal and the family is happy to be together The family does all of their Chinese New Year traditions such as making sticky rice balls and listening to firecrackers One tradition that Maomao s family does is they hide a coin in one of the sticky rice balls, whoever finds it will have good luck for the next year Maomao finds [...]


  • This is the story of Chinese New Year, as experienced by Maomao, a young girl whose father works far away, and can travel home only for the important holiday When the father arrives home, the family of three make sticky rice balls yuanxiao , fix up the house, and watch a dragon dance weave its way through town The illustrations are touching, the bright colors of the Chinese New Year celebration and child s clothing contrast with dark colors of the father s clothing I love this book because it ca [...]


  • Previous reviewers have done excellent jobs but I just want to add that I work with people described in this book They leave their young child singular in most cases in China with the one child policy at home with the grandparents to raise and move to the coastal cities for better economic opportunities They do this so they can provide for their family at home and maybe a better future for their child Often times the parents get to see their child perhaps once a year sometimes longer I have two [...]


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