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APR 25, 2022

Sudan's Rhino Horn

A Life Education Picture Book for Children


Sudan's Rhino Horn is named after Sudan, the last male northern white rhino who died at the age of 45 in March 2018. The plot revolves around Sudan's horn, which symbolizes rhino existence and portrays the complex relationship between humans and nature.
Sudan's life is retold through the lens of a fairy tale based on a true story. The rhino's horn was removed three times in the story: once by Sudan's mother, once in a Czech zoo, and once in Africa to save his life.


The rhino's horn has profound symbolic significance: the horn is a rhino's crown and its most effective weapon for defending life and territory. The most tragic feature of Sudan is that it will claim his life, despite the fact that his pride and identifying symbol is the horn. His horn and living body couldn't exist together.

This work was proofread by Zhang Jinshuo, senior engineer at the Institute of Zoology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, science planning director at the National Zoological Museum, and director of the Chinese Science Writers Association.

The author and illustrator went to Kenya for an interview. The book includes priceless photographs of Sudan, which may be viewed by scanning the QR code on the copyright page.


Best Award: Feng Zikai Chinese Children's Picture Book Award


Title: Sudan's Rhino Horn

Author: Dai Yun

Illustrator: Li Xingming

Language: Simplified Chinese

Publication date: June 2019

Pages: 56

Format: hardcover

Size: 250x250mm

Age: 4+

Rights available: all languages.

Foreign rights sold: World Complex/Traditional Chinese (published by Taiwan Mac, May 1, 2022)

English translation and Chinese full PDF available.

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Author & Illustrator


Dai Yun is an author, translator, and publicist who specializes in children's books. Nanjing is where she grew up after being born in Zhejiang.
She holds a bachelor's degree from Nanjing University's School of Foreign Languages as well as a master's degree from Australia's University of New South Wales.

In addition to Sudan's Rhino Horn, her published works include Where Have the Stinky Socks Gone? ,The White Witch’s Garden, Little Tadpole Buys Airplane, The Walking Chicken.


Li Xingming was born in Guangdong and attended the Picture Book Creation Studio at the Central Academy of Fine Arts. He won first place in the China Central Academy of Fine Arts Graduation Design Award and gold in the Tianhe Award International Innovation Design Competition. He currently works as a lecturer at the Central Academy of Fine Arts.

He is also the author and illustrator of Mr. Otter's New Neighbors.

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