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  • Year of the Rat

Year of the Rat

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Ralph is a resolute rodent whose journey celebrates the new year. This edition features a bilingual Chinese translation.

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Young Ralph explores the world with his friend, the boy Bing. But being an impish rodent, Ralph finds some habits hard to break. Now Ralph is not allowed to attend Bing's birthday party However, when a bunch of overinflated balloons unexpectedly carry Bing away by, can Ralph save the day?

Befriending people and the other zodiac animals, can Ralph show he's got the right stuff? Illustrating expressive characters and vibrant action, artist Jeremiah Alcorn creates an inviting new world for readers to explore. Tales from the Chinese Zodiac is a popular annual children's book series showcasing the twelve charming animals that embody the Chinese New Year.

Ralph's fanciful flight to discover his true nature will delight children and adults alike. Kids love identifying with how each animal embarks on a unique quest to discover his or her own character: Bright and dynamic illustrations will appeal to parents, those interested in Asian culture, and, of course, animal lovers.

Teachers appreciate how Tales from the Chinese Zodiac is the only English series on each of the animals of the Chinese lunar calendar. Librarians like how it one of the longest-running children's book series featuring Asian American themes. Now readers everywhere can enjoy these entertaining and original tales.