102. To Catch a Fish – by Zhang Wei and Zhang Honglei

The gorgeous cover of a new picture book caught my eye recently: “To Catch a Fish” 捉鱼去 written by Zhang Wei 张炜, illustrated by Zhang Honglei 张弘蕾, and published by Daylight Publishing House (Tiantian chubanshe 天天出版社).  Continue reading

101. Lizzie Marshall compares stories about wolves

Lizzie Marshall recently completed her PhD ‘The Wolf in the Story’: Wolves as Outlaws and Speech-stealers in Old English Literature. Of course, there are wolves in Chinese children’s literature too! When we heard Lizzie was reading Shen Shixi’s novel Jackal and Wolf, we were keen to know how wolf stories compare. We were delighted she agreed to an interview! And that she has written a longer blog post about Jackal and Wolf on her website Words on Wolves.  Continue reading