Lon Po Po

Lon Po Po

A Red-Riding Hood Story From China

Book - 1989
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Three sisters staying home alone are endangered by a hungry wolf who is disguised as their grandmother.
Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, c1989
ISBN: 9780399216190
Branch Call Number: J 398.20951 Young 05jv 02
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,ill


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Jan 06, 2019

Copied from "May I Bring a Friend": I realized that, if I go through the Caldecott Award Winners, I will find the myriad of books I read in my elementary school years - whether they were assigned, or reading circles, or just books that I checked out from the library. It doesn't matter - I can remember the cover and I have rediscovered so many books - and so many that I didn't know were even around when my mother was an elementary school student! What a great surprise! This has been fantastic, and a great trip down memory lane.

Jul 30, 2018

Loved this book in comparison to Little Red Riding Hood. The children outsmarted the villain and that is how I want my kids to look at this situations. Even my 2yr old loved this version.

Dec 18, 2017

This book is gorgeous and the story is much better than Little Red Riding Hood! Ironically, I am reading (well, listening to on a Playaway) the book "The Girl Who Saved The King of Sweden"- which is excellent, by the way- and I think the three sisters in both books are one in the same! LOL. Very clever girls!!!

Mar 31, 2016

A good comparison from the traditional European Little Red Riding Hood. I thought it was going to be rather dark, but it wasn't so much. The pictures are a little vague, more dark than the cartoons we are used to -not for children under 5.

Jun 20, 2015

from the grimm brothers' "little red riding hood," ed young presents china's own spin on the classic tale in which three sisters strive to outwit the big bad wolf. both narrative & art work hand-in-hand to create a richly intense atmosphere---& while the artwork alone makes checking out lon po po worth it, I second that the illustrations may frighten young(er) readers.

nypl_morningside_heights Dec 04, 2014

Wonderful art work. Interesting to see another culture take on "Red Riding Hood" type of tale. Tale is geared for age 4 and older

Mark_Daly May 23, 2014

In a refreshing departure from the Red Riding Hood template, three sisters rise to the challenge when they find themselves sharing a bed with a hungry wolf. The spooky, evocative illustrations may be too intense for the youngest readers.

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