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Professor; Graduate Faculty
University of Washington Tacoma

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Dr. Louie's Newest Children's Book!
The Fun, Easy Way to Learn Chinese

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Learning Chinese through Festivals and Legends

Chinese festivals draw the community together to celebrate the well-loved traditions  and to retell the familiar tales. Children love to make lanterns and to decorate dragon boats. Suns being shot down from the sky, a golden dragon springing up from a dry pond, and magpies forming a bridge for the weaver and the cowherd are delightful legends that continue to charm generation after generation. The bilingual texts in this book serve both heritage and non-heritage Chinese language learners in the western world. The intricate paper-cut illustrations invite readers to color the pages as they reflect upon the stories. The traditional crafts will enhance children’s enjoyment of the festivals. Above all, the stories are here for all to cherish.

Check out her first book! Learning Chinese: Through Stories and Activities

About the Author

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Belinda Y. Louie is a professor of Education at the University of Washington Tacoma. In 2007, Dr. Louie received the Virginia Hamilton Essay Award for her contribution to  culticultural juvenile literature. She also established the Professor Belinda Y. Louie Endowed Collection of Children’s Literature for the University of Washington Library system.

About the Illustrator


Working in the Pacific Northwest since 1978, Aki Sogabe has made her work known not only through her original paper cut designs, but also through teh translation of her pieces into large public artworks. She has made over 2000 original paper cut designs in her 29-year career. Her work in major collections, including the Mitsubishi International Corporation fo Tokyo and Seattle, the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Oregon, the Pike Place Market adn teh Wing Luke Asian Museum, Seattle. She is the illustrator of Kogi, Orange in Golden Mountain, The Laziest Boy, The Loyal Cat, and The Hungriest Boy in the world.


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