24 pages, 7.48 × 8.88 × 0.15 in
March 1, 1988
Lerner Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0876144865
ISBN - 13: 9780876144862
About the Book
Ten explanations of varying aspects of Chinese life--from the five tones of the Chinese musical scale to the seven zones of vegetation found in China--introduce readers to China. Jim Haskin's simple text and Dennis Hockerman's stunning full-color illustrations give children an opportunity to get to know their neighbors across the Pacific.
From the Publisher
These beautifully illustrated, interactive picture books introduce children to foreign cultures and languages.
About the Author
Author Jim Haskins was born in Demopolis, Alabama on September 19, 1941. He received a B.A. from Georgetown University in 1960, a B.S. from Alabama State University in 1962, and a M.A. from the University of New Mexico in 1963. After graduation, he became a special education teacher in a public school in Harlem. His first book, Diary of a Harlem School Teacher, was the result of his experience there. He taught at numerous colleges and universities before becoming an English professor at the University of Florida, Gainesville in 1977. He wrote more than 100 books during his lifetime, ranging from counting books for children to biographies on Rosa Parks, Hank Aaron and Spike Lee. He won numerous awards for his work including the 1976 Coretta Scott King Award for The Story of Stevie Wonder, the 1984 Coretta Scott King Award for Lena Horne, the 1979 ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for Scott Joplin: The Man Who Made Ragtime; and the 1994 Washington Post Children's Book Guide Award. He also won the Carter G. Woodson Award for young adult non-fiction for Black Music in America; The March on Washington; and Carter G. Woodson: The Man Who Put "Black" in American History in 1989, 1994, and 2001, respectively. He died from complications of emphysema on July 6, 2005 at the age of 63.