Grandfather’s Garden

Grandfather's Garden

Author: Xiao Hong
Illustrator: Gong Yanling

Chinese, 40p, ages 6+
Magic Elephant Books, April 2021

All rights available.

Handling territories:
World exclude China.


It’s a small garden but a big world where I can happily play and grow up. My grandfather farms and works here, and I always make him laugh. My grandfather is my favorite playmate here, and he also looks after me. I’m having a good time in this garden, where flowers bloom and fall, insects leave, and birds fly. My grandfather inadvertently creates a natural and free paradise where imagination can flourish in this garden.

  • The text of the book is excerpted from Tales of Hulan River by Xiao Hong, one of the most talented female literary figures of the Chinese Northeastern Writers Group. 
  • Selected into 2021 Bologna Illustration Exhibition

About the Illustrator

Gong Yanling, a freelance illustrator. She has published several excellent picture books and has achieved lots of international awards: 
Grandfather's Garden, selected into Bologna Children's Book Fair Illustrators Exhibition, 2021; 
Perfect Needle, selected into the Exhibition of Original Chinese Illustrations of Bologna Children's Book Fair, 2018; finalist of the 5th Feng Zikai Chinese Children's Picture Book Award, 2017; selected into the Frankfurt Book Fair, 2016;
A Fish Swimming Towards East, finalist of BIB, 2015 (China).


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