The Year of the Ox: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac [bilingual English/Chinese] (Hardcover)
Enjoy the sensational adventure of Olivia, an outgoing ox growing up to discover her true character. The revised edition features a bilingual Chinese translation.The fun-loving calf Olivia befriends the girl Mei, and the two become inseparable soul sisters. But pulling her weight on the farm is no easy task for the young ox. Suddenly, when her buddy and village are in trouble, can Olivia show her best qualities? This calf of golden character will appeal to fans of the classic children's tale Ferdinand. 2021 is The Year of the Ox Olivia embodies the best traits of people born this year. Illustrating expressive characters and vibrant action, artist Jeremiah Alcorn creates an inviting new world for readers to explore. Tales from the Chinese Zodiac is a popular annual children's book series showcasing the twelve charming animals that embody the Chinese New Year.
Olivia's colorful travels to discover her true nature will delight children and adults alike. Kids love identifying with how each animal embarks on a unique quest to discover his or her own authentic self. Bright and dynamic illustrations will appeal to parents, those interested in Asian culture, and, of course, animal lovers.Teachers appreciate how Tales from the Chinese Zodiac is the only English series on each of the animals of the Chinese lunar calendar. Librarians like how it one of the longest-running children's book series featuring Asian American themes. Now readers everywhere can enjoy these entertaining and original tales. "Olivia the Pig has got nothing on Olivia the Ox: As you're looking for an inexpensive one size fits all baby gift for all those friends of yours having kids this year, consider The Year of the Ox, written by CMP fave Oliver Chin and illustrated by Miah Alcorn, the fourth book in the wonderful Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series."
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About the Author
Oliver Chin has written the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series, and other books including Welcome to Monster Isle, Julie Black Belt, Timmy and Tammy's Train of Thought, and The Adventures of WonderBaby. Called "an expert in Pacific Rim pop culture" by the San Jose Mercury News, he presents at schools, libraries, museums, and cultural associations nationwide. His family lives in San Francisco, CA.