A Soul Heading to South As Birds

A Soul Heading to South As Birds

Author: Cao Wenxuan
Illustrator: Igor Oleynikov

Hardcover, 48 Pages, Age 7+
Citic, 2023

World Rights available.

Handling territories:
World exclude China.

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A man and his soul made plans to travel south… The man entered a tavern one day, and the soul awaited him in the treetops; he reveled in the Hot Spring Hotel, and the soul awaited him; he did not hesitate to leave the warm fire, and the soul awaited him outside the house. He helped someone while traveling. In exchange, he received a large sum of money. He lived in large houses, hired servants, and purchased a large number of sheep. But he soon lost everything in the casino. He had forgotten his original agreement with the soul and had grown increasingly obese. Unknown how many springs and autumns have passed, and the soul has grown old…


About the Author

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.


靈魂像鳥一樣飛往南方

作者:曹文軒
繪者:Igor Oleynikov

精裝,48頁,7歲+
中信出版社,2023

可授權:繁體中文

一個男人和他的靈魂相約去南方⋯⋯他和他的靈魂說好要一起去南方。他走進了一家酒館,靈魂在樹梢等他;他陶醉在溫泉酒店裡,靈魂在一旁等他;他不捨得離開溫暖的火爐,靈魂在屋外等他。旅途中,他救了一個人。作為回報,他得到了一筆巨大的財富。他住進了大房子、雇傭了僕人、買了數不清的羊。然而很快,他在賭場里輸掉了一切。他已經忘記了當初和靈魂的約定,變得越來越肥胖。不知過了多少個春秋,等待的靈魂已經漸漸蒼老⋯⋯

對人類命運有著獨特關懷和憐悯之情的俄羅斯插畫師用跳躍的、有鏡頭感的、誇張的浪漫表達,説明孩子樹立目標感、理解自律的意義。


作者簡介

曹文軒,中國著名兒童文學作家,2016年國際安徒生獎獲得者。北京大學中文系教授、博士生導師。作品先後榮獲國家圖書獎、「五個一工程獎」優秀作品獎、全國優秀兒童文學獎、中國圖書獎、宋慶齡兒童文學金獎、冰心文學獎大獎等獎項。作品被譯介到英、法、德、日、韓等國家。