Take Me to Laolao

by Kelly Zhang

On Sale: 01/09/2024

Take Me to Laolao

by Kelly Zhang

illustrated by Evie Zhu

On Sale: 01/09/2024


About the Book

Celebrate the Spring Lantern Festival! This gentle picture book explores the special bond between children and their grandmothers, all against the backdrop of Chinese mythology and holiday celebration. A must-read for fans of Drawn Together or I Dream of Popo!

There’s nothing Lili loves more than celebrating the Spring Lantern Festival with her family. But this will be the first time she attends the festivities without her beloved lăolao. Though it’s one of Lili’s favorite days of the year, she can’t help but wish, as she drifts off to sleep, that Lăolao were still there to enjoy bowls of sweet rice balls and solve fun riddles with her.

Then, that night, the first full moon of the new year invites Lili on an incredible journey.

Lili will travel to the bottom of the sea to visit the Dragon King and past the misty clouds to see the Jade Emperor. But will she get to see the one person she wants to see most in the entire world before the night is over?

Critical Praise

“Tender tale of family bonding. A charming journey rich with Chinese folktales and imagery.”  — Kirkus Reviews

“Infused with magic and warmth, this folkloric tale moves with a gentle rhythm perfectly suited for bedtime. The ethereal palette of twilight blues and purples, and then bright spreads of red, evoke both the mysterious magic and undeniable joy that runs through the story.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063217652
  • ISBN 10: 0063217651
  • Imprint: Quill Tree Books
  • On Sale: 01/09/2024
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Multigenerational
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / Asian
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Bedtime & Dreams
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Other, Non-Religious
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings

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