Little White Duck

Little White Duck

A Childhood in China

Book - 2012
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The stories in this book are about the author's childhood in Wuhan, China, where she was born in 1973. The stories take place between 1976 and 1980.
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Graphic Universe, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780761381150
Branch Call Number: JB L7405L 2012
Characteristics: 108 pages : chiefly color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Martínez, Andrés Vera
Alternative Title: Childhood in China


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multcolib_susannel Aug 08, 2016

Story of two sisters growing up in China and how their lives changed after the death of Chairman Mao.

Mar 10, 2013

I was hoping for something a bit longer and with some higher stakes, but I still enjoyed this one. The artwork is terrific -- the illustrator does a really good job at finding a style appropriate for depicting ancient and almost-modern China.

There's an Austin connection -- the author and illustrator (who are married) met in Austin. It turns out she married a rather handsome guy -- lucky lady!

sential Dec 13, 2012

I was surprised how much I enjoyed this graphic novel. There is a variety of styles presented through the book, but the same story line. As the story goes along, we begin to form the experiences of the main character and how fortunate she is with her childhood because her parents have worked so hard to give her what they could. By the end of the story she is starting to form a well rounded character; especially when she see first hand how other children her age live.


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