My Beijing: Four Stories of Everyday Wonder

My Beijing: Four Stories of Everyday Wonder

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A 2019 Batchelder Honor Book

Yu'er and her grandpa live in a small neighborhood in Beijing--and it's full of big personalities. There's a story around every corner, and each day has a hint of magic.

In one tale, Yu'er wants to swim in the Special Olympics, a sports competition for people with disabilities. But she and her grandpa don't have a pool! Their trick to help Yu'er practice wows the whole neighborhood. In another story, a friend takes Yu'er to a wild place full of musical insects. Later, Yu'er hears a special story about her grandparents. And in the final story, Yu'er and her grandpa show a cranky painter the sweet side of life.

-- "Journal"

Title:My Beijing: Four Stories of Everyday Wonder
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781512445909
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    My Beijing: Four Stories of Everyday Wonder Reviews

  • Dave Schaafsma

    My Beijing is a collection of charming short stories by Nie Jun that are among the few Chinese comics—lianhuanhua, or Chinese sequential art--I have read. They seem sort of retro in that they are ob...

  • Sarah Metts

    Reading this reminded me of Miyazaki films where there is magic that seems like it might be real or the imagination of the children in the story. There are moments of magic in this volume that are end...

  • Cheryl

    Oh, this charmed me. The text is indeed small, but you'll want your magnifying glass anyway to see the details in the pictures (I did have to flip a few times to see if a certain character was new or ...

  • Rod Brown

    I was a little thrown by the fantasy/magical element in the first story as a goofy grandfather helps his granddaughter train for the Special Olympics. I thought this was just a collection of slice-of-...

  • Lata

    Beautiful, sun-drenched drawings illustrate four, sweet short stories about Yu’er and her retired postman uncle, and their relationships with their neighbours in their hutong....

  • Sheila

    Such a wholesome, amusing, morning read!It tells about four stories full of imagination of a pair of grandfather-granddaughter. It revolves around family-love, friends-love, and even community-love.Wi...

  • Karen Witzler

    Charming graphic for children featuring a disabled child and her loving grandfather in a neighborhood in Beijing. Batchelder Award Nominee for translated children's book 2019....

  • ikram

    OKAY??? THIS WAS SO CUTE??? my favorite is The Letter because it reminds me of my own grandparents aaaa...

  • Loz

    I really liked it! Cute stories of wonder and hope. Beautiful art with warming colors. Fun and soothing!...

  • Elizabeth A

    I read this as part of the #invisiblecities2021 project. The goal is to read translated works from three countries each month.Invisible Cities Project | February 2021 | Selection for China (#1)Transla...