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The Year of the Rooster
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The Year of the Rooster
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"A storybook ideal for launching the lunar year."—Books Inc.

"The Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series has energy, adventure and culture."—San Francisco Chronicle

2017 is the Year of the Rooster, the twelfth and final adventure in the popular annual series Tales from the Chinese Zodiac.

Tales from the Chinese Zodiac remains the only English-language series on the New Year's animals. Year of the Rooster completes this unprecedented run!

Ray is a young chick whose father wakes the town each day. When others spot the mythical phoenix, Ray tries to locate this legendary creature and learns about himself during the journey.

Year of the Rooster features a bilingual translation in simplified Chinese. The books in the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series provide empowering themes of self-discovery, cultural exchange, and mutual respect to children, parents, and elementary educators.

Oliver Chin has written sixteen children's books.

Liberum Donum is a talented South American art studio.

"A storybook ideal for launching the lunar year."—Books Inc.

"The Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series has energy, adventure and culture."—San Francisco Chronicle

2017 is the Year of the Rooster, the twelfth and final adventure in the popular annual series Tales from the Chinese Zodiac.

Tales from the Chinese Zodiac remains the only English-language series on the New Year's animals. Year of the Rooster completes this unprecedented run!

Ray is a young chick whose father wakes the town each day. When others spot the mythical phoenix, Ray tries to locate this legendary creature and learns about himself during the journey.

Year of the Rooster features a bilingual translation in simplified Chinese. The books in the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series provide empowering themes of self-discovery, cultural exchange, and mutual respect to children, parents, and elementary educators.

Oliver Chin has written sixteen children's books.

Liberum Donum is a talented South American art studio.

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  • Oliver Chin is the author of the popular annual children's book series Tales from the Chinese Zodiac. This remains the only series in English on the animals of the Lunar New Year, which is increasingly celebrated worldwide. He presents at schools, libraries, and museums nationwide and teaches artists of all ages how to create their own comic books.
    Juan Calle co-wrote and illustrated children's picture book Good Dream, Bad Dream. He is the art director at LIBERUM DONUM Studios, based in Bogotá, Colombia. As a team of illustrators and animators, they have worked for the book industry clients like WELDON OWEN publishing and Capstone Press, on titles for young audiences such as SHOW ME HOW series, PAPERMANIA!, HOW TO BE A WEREWOLF, HOW TO BE A ZOMBIE, and HOW TO DRAW INCREDIBLE DINOSAURS. The team works for the advertising and entertainment industry, and creates 2D and 3D animation for movies and TV, and visual development and concept art for video games.

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  • School Library Journal

    March 1, 2017

    PreS-Gr 2-In the 12th and final installment of the series, Chin introduces Ray, a young rooster excited to learn about the world around him. After a neighboring pig sees a phoenix, Ray and his human friend Ying embark on a quest to find the fabled bird. Along the way, they meet all the other animals of the zodiac, who point them in the right direction. Even after they return home, their successful journey always reminds Ray to "fly high and dig deep." With bright, bold illustrations and text in English and simplified Chinese characters, readers will enjoy Ray's infectious, can-do spirit and optimism. His growing confidence is conveyed as his occasional "cock-a-doodle-doos" get louder until a bold one greets the phoenix. VERDICT Meeting all of the zodiac animals makes a fitting end to the series, but this volume still stands on its own. Like previous installments, this offers a fun take on the lunar year's animal in a story that works year-round.-Jennifer Rothschild, Arlington County Public Libraries, VA

    Copyright 2017 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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