Award-winning artist Ed Young illustrates, with characteristic flair and energy, the ancient Chinese version of the favorite fairy tale "Little Red Riding Hood." Young's vibrant, yet delicate, pastels and watercolors add drama to the deftly translated story.
"This version of the Red Riding Hood story from Young features three daughters left at home when their mother goes to visit their grandmother. Lon Po Po, the Granny Wolf, pretends to be the girls' grandmother, until clever Shang, the eldest daughter, suspects the greedy wolf's real identity. Tempting him with ginkgo nuts, the girls pull him in a basket to the top of the tree in which they are hiding, then let go of the rope--killing him. One of Young's most arresting illustrations accompanies his dedication: 'To all the wolves of the world for lending their good name as a tangible symbol for our darkness.'" -- Publisher's Weekly
Through mixing abstract and realistic images with complex use of color and shadow, artist and translator Young has transformed a simple fairy tail into a remarkable work of art and earned the 1990 Caldecott Medal in doing so.
|Recommended Age||5 - 8|
|Publication Date||Nov 1, 1989|
|Award Winners||Caldecott Medal|