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Grandma Lives in a Perfume Village

Grandma Lives in a Perfume Village 外婆住在香水村

$18.95

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Batchelder Honor Book

Grandma Lives in a Perfume Village
外婆住在香水村

$18.95
Great book! Originally written in Chinese by Fang Suzhen, illustrated by Sonja Danowski, later translated from Chinese to English by Huang Xiumin. This book is nominated for the 2016 Mildred L. Batchelder Award. Prior to that, this book earned several other awards in China. In this realistic story, Xiao Le (pronounded Shall La) and his mother travel to visit his sick grandmother. The gentle story and luminous illustrations make a strong addition to most collections.

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Xiao Le's grandmother lives in a faraway village. A visit with Grandma is always a special event, but this time she is frail. With encouragement from his mom, Xiao Le plays with and helps Grandma. When Grandma dies shortly thereafter, Xiao Le comforts his mom―reminding her that when it rains, Grandma is washing her clothes in the sky . . . and that although the Perfume Village in heaven cannot be reached by train, it can be accessed by the heart. Fang Suzhen’s moving story, with stunning illustrations by Sonja Danowski, is a powerful reminder that love transcends all.

住在香水村的外婆病了,小乐和妈妈去看外婆,三代人一起晒太阳、喝下午茶、回忆从前的时光。后来,外婆离开香水村,搬到天上去了。妈妈常常对着天空发呆,或是掉眼泪。小乐用童真与稚拙,和时间老人一起,一点一点化解妈妈的心痛和思念。比如,小乐和妈妈一起散步,看到夕阳,小乐说,是外婆在天上煎蛋呢;天下雨,小乐说,是外婆在天上洗衣服呢。最后,小乐忽然想起一件重要的事情,叮嘱妈妈:“妈妈,你不要去和外婆喝下午茶呀!你和我在这里喝,好不好?”

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