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JUL 5, 2022

The Gale

 Selected in the 2022 BRAW Amazing Shelf (Bologna)

About the book

An adaptation of Nobel winner Mo Yan’s short story illustrated by one of the most important Chinese illustrators Zhu Chengliang. In order to supplement the family income, a young boy, Star, wakes up before dawn and goes with his grandfather to cut the thatch in the meadows. After a day’s hard work, his grandfather has cut enough grass to fill the cart. But on the way back home that evening, Star and his grandpa run into a violent gale...


Title:The Gale

Chinese: 大风

Author: Mo Yan, adapted by Xiaoxiao

Illustrator: Zhu Chengliang

Hardcover, 42 pages, age 3~6

21st Century Publishing House, August 2021

Rights sold: English, French, Spanish, Swedish, Croatian

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About the author

Mo Yan, a well-known contemporary Chinese writer, has been named honorary president of the China Academy of Arts' Academy of Arts and Letters. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2012, making him the first Chinese Nobel Laureate in Literature. Mo Yan has received a number of honors, including the French Knights Medal of Arts and Letters, the Nonino Award in Italy, the Newman Chinese Literature Award in the United States, and the Mao Dun Literature Award.

Chengliang Zhu is a well-known Chinese picture book illustrator. At the 2016 Bologna Illustrators Exhibition, he received an Award for Excellence, and his book A New Year's Reunion: A Chinese Story was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book in 2011. He creates graphics with his filmmaking skills.

Zhu is also the illustrator of picture book Flame.

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The 2022 Frankfurt Book Fair will be held in October, providing an exciting opportunity to meet you in person. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Covids cases and international flight regulations in China, I have decided not to attend this year and will conduct all meetings online, via Zoom or Google Meets. I believe it will be beneficial for us to get to know each other and discuss potential projects.

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My Calendly link: https://calendly.com/kris_guo/frankfurt-book-fair

I look forward to speaking with you, whether you are interested in foreign rights for Chinese titles or in selling your titles to the Chinese market.

All best from Kris

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Kris Guo

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