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Thursday, September 17, 2009

PB Planet Spotlight: Henry and the Kite Dragon

(An In-Case-You-Missed-It Review): Big PB Planet applause for Henry and the Kite Dragon by Bruce Edward Hall, illustrated by William Low (Philomel Books, Penguin Young Readers Group, 2004). Henry Chu and his friends in Chinatown love to help old Grandfather Chin make his wonderful rice paper kites... until Tony Guglione and his friends from Little Italy throw rocks and destroy them. But why? Hall's cultural-clash tale (based on true events from 1920s New York) is both surprising and touching, and beautifully illustrated with Low's richly painted scenes. Zoom on over to your local bookstore and bring it back to your home planet today!


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