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Smoke / by Cao Wenxuan ; illustrated by Yu Rong ; translated by Duncan Poupard.

By: Cao, Wenxuan, 1954-.
Contributor(s): Yu, Rong, 1970- [illustrator.] | Poupard, Duncan [translator.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Auckland, New Zealand Twinkling Books, 2016Copyright date: ©2016Edition: First New Zealand English edition.Description: 34 unnumbered pages (some folded) : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 29 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780994131621; 0994131623.Subject(s): Toleration -- Juvenile fiction | Families -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Picture books. DDC classification: 895.1352 Summary: In poetic language, this book tells a story about understanding and tolerance. Mr Pang lives on the east side of the river and Mr Shou lives on the west. They argue over trivial things and forbid their children to play with each other, and in turn, even the children stop their dogs playing with each other. They are always fighting over something until one morning, when the two families are cooking breakfast. The family on the east side of the river is using wet firewood, giving off black smoke, while the family on the east side is using dried firewood, giving off white smoke. The black smoke and white smoke float gently up into the air towards each other... and things start to change.
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Childrens Picture Books Davis (Central) Library
Children's Picture Books
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In poetic language, this book tells a story about understanding and tolerance. Mr Pang lives on the east side of the river and Mr Shou lives on the west. They argue over trivial things and forbid their children to play with each other, and in turn, even the children stop their dogs playing with each other. They are always fighting over something until one morning, when the two families are cooking breakfast. The family on the east side of the river is using wet firewood, giving off black smoke, while the family on the east side is using dried firewood, giving off white smoke. The black smoke and white smoke float gently up into the air towards each other...and things start to change... Cao Wenxuan is the Winner of Hans Christian Andersen Award.

First published in Chinese by 21st Century Publishing House in 2014.

In poetic language, this book tells a story about understanding and tolerance. Mr Pang lives on the east side of the river and Mr Shou lives on the west. They argue over trivial things and forbid their children to play with each other, and in turn, even the children stop their dogs playing with each other. They are always fighting over something until one morning, when the two families are cooking breakfast. The family on the east side of the river is using wet firewood, giving off black smoke, while the family on the east side is using dried firewood, giving off white smoke. The black smoke and white smoke float gently up into the air towards each other... and things start to change.

Preschool age.

Translated from the Chinese.