Original Title 永不停止的奔跑 Text by Cao Wenxuan Illustrations by Igor Oleynikov Pages 44 Published Jieli Publishing House February 2019 Sold Korean Swedish French
The Unstoppable Trek follows Mao Mao, a dog who runs between two owners.
Mao Mao was adopted by a newlywed couple and had a great time with them. Later, the couple divorced and split their time between two cities. They both love Mao Mao, and Mao Mao can’t live without either of them. So, Mao Mao began its never-ending run. Running between the two cities all year, throughout spring, summer, autumn, and winter, no matter it rains and snows. There is always a pear orchard along the way, flowers are in bloom… flowers have withered… Mao Mao is also getting old while running…
A story that shares true meaning of life and emotions through persistence and faith in love.
- 2022 Peter Pan Prize (Swedish edition)
Cao Wenxuan grew up in rural China and is now a professor of Chinese literature and children’s literature. He is the author of several celebrated books for young readers, including the novel Bronze and Sunflower, which received three starred reviews. His fluid, poetic prose depicts honest, sometimes raw, and often melancholy moments of life. He has also received significant recognition for his academic research and teaching in the field of children’s literature, and he was the first Chinese author to win the Hans Christian Andersen Author Award.
Igor Oreynikov was born in Moscow in 1953. He has long been involved in animation design, and since 2009, he has been solely focused on the creation of picture books. His works are noted for its vivid rhythm, dynamics, and original composition, as well as its distinct atmosphere and mood. Representative works include Song of a Small Tugboat, Sounds of a Snowy Day, Tales of Uncle Remus, Who’s First (Chinese zodiac), and others. In March 2018, he received the International Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration. Check his work collaborated with Dai Yun: Where Do We Go?
讲述了一只叫毛毛的狗不停地奔跑在两位主人之间的故事。 年幼的毛毛被一对新婚夫妇收养，它和他们度过了美好的时光。 后来，夫妇分开了，住在两个相距遥远的城市。两人都深爱着毛毛，毛毛也离不开他们中的任何一个。于是，毛毛开始了它没完没了的奔跑。一年四季，不分春夏秋冬，阴天雨雪，奔跑在两座城市之间。途中总要路过一片梨园，花开了……花落了……奔跑中，它老了……
以对爱的坚守与信念，引导孩子思索生命与情感的真谛。 艺术化表达，暗藏爱和人生的哲理。 动人的诗意语言，沉郁饱满的用色，承载着厚重的人文情怀。