Shu Lin's Grandpa

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Shu Lin's Grandpa
Written by Matt Goodfellow
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781536223156
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Shu Lin's Grandpa

author: Matt Goodfellow
illustrator: Yu Rong

When Shu Lin starts at her new school, she wears yellow rain boots and a pink coat. At recess, she stands alone in the playground. At lunchtime, she eats by herself from little boxes of brightly colored food. Her classmates arenít sure what to make of her. But one day, when Shu Linís grandpa comes to school to share his amazing artwork, everything changes. With a stunning double-gatefold spread revealing a beautiful Chinese painting, this uplifting story shows the transformative power of art and imagination in developing cultural understanding and empathy.

Art and family transcend differences in language and culture in this sensitively told, exquisitely illustrated story of a child starting a new school.
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1536223158 /  9781536223156
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Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
4 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
32 / 9 7/16" x 10 13/16"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 3
Art; People & Places; Social Themes;
author’s comments:
Matt Goodfellow was a primary school teacher for more than ten years before becoming a full-time poet and author. Shu Linís Grandpa is his first book with Candlewick Press. He lives with his wife and children in Manchester, England.
illustrator’s comments:
Yu Rong grew up in the countryside of China, where she began her studies in Chinese painting and contemporary art. She is the author-illustrator of A Lovely Day for Amelia Goose and the illustrator of Tracks of a Panda by Nick Dowson. She lives with her husband and children in the countryside of Cambridge, England.
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