The White Swan Express: A Story About Adoption

by Elaine M. Aoki, Jean Davies Okimoto
Illustrator Meilo So

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | October 21, 2002 | Picture Books

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In China, the moon shines on four baby girls, fast asleep in an orphanage. Far away in North America, the sun rises over four homes as the people who live there get ready to start a long, exciting journey. This lovely story of people who travel to China to be united with their daughters describes the adoption process step by step and the anxiety, suspense, and delight of becoming a family. Told with tenderness and humor, and enlivened by joyous illustrations, The White Swan Express will go straight to readers'' hearts. Afterword.

Format: Picture Books

Published: October 21, 2002

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0618164537

ISBN - 13: 9780618164530

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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The White Swan Express: A Story About Adoption

by Elaine M. Aoki, Jean Davies Okimoto
Illustrator Meilo So

Format: Picture Books

Published: October 21, 2002

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0618164537

ISBN - 13: 9780618164530

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In China, the moon shines on four baby girls, fast asleep in an orphanage. Far away in North America, the sun rises over four homes as the people who live there get ready to start a long, exciting journey. This lovely story of people who travel to China to be united with their daughters describes the adoption process step by step and the anxiety, suspense, and delight of becoming a family. Told with tenderness and humor, and enlivened by joyous illustrations, The White Swan Express will go straight to readers'' hearts. Afterword.

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MEILO SO is the illustrator of such beautiful, award-winning books such as Moonbeams, Dumplings, and Dragon Boats: A Treasury of Chinese Holiday Tales, Activities, and Recipes and The White Swan Express: A Story about Adoption. She lives in the Shetland Islands, UK.

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Editorial Reviews

"Effervescent watercolors . . . a must buy for all libraries and a lovely gift for new families of all stripes." Kirkus Reviews

"This heartwarming story [is] a complement to the study of China as well as a good book to explain adoption." Booklist, ALA

"A purposeful, successful picture book. . . emotionally involving enough for any group interested in understanding the different ways families grow." The Bulletin of the Center for Children''s Books

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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