Playing with Lanterns

Playing with Lanterns

Author: Wang Yage

Illustrator: Zhu Chengliang


Hardcover | 42 Pages | Age 4+ | Poplar | 2017


Rights sold: English, Korean, French, Portuguese

Handling territories:
World exclude China.

中文信息,請將頁面往下拉👇

Zhao Di wishes the New Year would never end!

Zhao Di and her friends are excited to go out at night with their paper lanterns and celebrate Chinese New Year. Each holding a unique colorful lantern with a lit candle inside, they admire the breathtaking colors while doing their best to avoid the wind and the sneaky boys in the village. Every night, until the fifteenth day of New Year, Zhao Di and her friends take part in this fun tradition, experiencing the thrill of nighttime in their village. And then—it’s time to smash the lanterns!

In this cheerful book first published in China, readers are invited along with Zhao Di and her friends as they experience all the joy and excitement of this folk Chinese custom. Details about the paper lantern tradition are also included in an author’s note at the end of the book.


About the Illustrator

Zhu Chengliang is an award-winning Chinese illustrator. Born in Shanghai and raised in Suzhou, he studied at the Department of Fine Art at Nanjing University and has worked as an author, illustrator, editor, and designer. He was nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2016. His books have been named to the IBBY Honour List, received first prize in the Feng Zikai Children’s Book Award contest, been named one of the Ten Best Illustrated Books by the New York Times, and been named Runner Up in the UNESCO Noma Concours for Picture Book Illustrations.


打燈籠

作者:王亞鴿
繪者:朱成梁

精裝,42頁,4歲+
連環畫出版社,2017年1月

已授權:英語、韓語、法語、葡萄牙語

可授權:繁體中文

在年味開始變淡的正月初五,招娣終於盼望來了舅舅送來的燈籠,村巷裡夜色如海,燈光點點,小夥伴們舉著各自的燈籠互相鬥豔:“你的是牛糞燈,好好看。”“你的是蓮花燈,我的是火罐燈。”……轉眼到了正月十五,年也要過完了,這是最後一晚打燈籠了……

打燈籠是陝西省武功縣地區中月十五的一種風俗習慣,作者借小女孩招娣從期盼挑燈籠,到點亮、燃燒、熄滅,再到重新心懷期待的溫暖描寫,表達了對傳統漸漸丟失的一種不捨,淡淡的離別鄉愁以及在懷抱希望中慢慢長大。這本書的畫家,是博洛尼亞童書展插畫獎得主朱成梁老師,畫中有雪、有村莊、有燈籠、有孩子,童趣在畫面中流動,年味在燈籠中閃動。是送給孩子最好的中國式新年祝福!


插畫家簡介

朱成梁,1948年生於上海,自幼喜愛美術,少年時代在蘇州度過。1968年赴蘇州太倉插隊務農,1973年考入南京藝術學院美術系油畫專業,1976年進入江蘇美術出版社從事書籍裝幀工作,曾擔任副總編、編審。編輯的「老房子」系列圖書,獲國家圖書獎提名獎。《火焰》是他第一本自編自繪的圖畫書;《團圓》獲得首屆「豐子愷兒童圖畫書獎首獎」,入選《紐約時報·書評》2011年度世界兒童圖畫書榜單;《會說話的手》獲2015年中國童書榜最佳童書;《老糖夫婦去旅行》插畫作品獲2016年博洛尼亞童書展插畫獎;《老輪胎》獲得了2016年陳伯吹國際兒童文學獎。