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by Clare Farrow,Helen Cann,Guo Yue

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Author: Clare Farrow,Helen Cann,Guo Yue
ISBN: 1846862515
ISBN13: 978-1846862519
Publisher: Barefoot Books, Inc (2008)
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Little Leap Forward book .

Little Leap Forward book. A sensitively written, real-life sory about a boy called Litle. When I was a little boy, I lived in an old courtyard in Beijing, China, between the Drum Tower, the Bell Tower, and the river. This short chapter book is a little jewel with its simple descriptions of the life of a young boy in Beijing during Mao's regime. Co-authors Guo Yue and Clare Farrow, a husband and wife team, take us to the courtyards and river edges, the boundaries "When I was a little boy, I lived in an old courtyard in Beijing, China, between the Drum Tower, the Bell Tower, and the river.

Guo Yue and Clare Farrow's text is marked by its reflective lyricism A young boy named Little Leap Forward lives in a traditional courtyard in Beijing with his siblings and mother

Guo Yue and Clare Farrow's text is marked by its reflective lyricism. This is complemented beautifully by the sights of Beijing, captured so evocatively through Helen Cann's full-colour illustration plates that intersperse the novel. Launch title for Barefoot Young Fiction Program. A young boy named Little Leap Forward lives in a traditional courtyard in Beijing with his siblings and mother. It is during one of their jaunts at the river that they capture a tiny yellow bird, and Little Leap decides to keep it as a pet.

Guo Yue grew up in Beijing at the time of the Cultural Revolution. He is now a renowned flautist and composer whose music is published by Peter Gabriel's Real World label, Cultural Revolution

Guo Yue grew up in Beijing at the time of the Cultural Revolution. He is now a renowned flautist and composer whose music is published by Peter Gabriel's Real World label, Cultural Revolution. Clare Farrow is a writer and journalist specializing in modern contemporary art. She is also the co-author of Music, Food and Love which she wrote with her husband Guo Yu. elen Cann has worked as an illustrator and artist, exhibiting in several European countries. She has illustrated various Barefoot Books including The Barefoot Book of Dance Stories. Country of Publication.

Based on the real-life experiences of author Guo, this beautifully illustrated thin volume captures the seven-year-old life of Little Leap Forward in 1966 Beijing

Based on the real-life experiences of author Guo, this beautifully illustrated thin volume captures the seven-year-old life of Little Leap Forward in 1966 Beijing. Playing by the riverbank one day, Little Leap Forward's best friend Little Little catches a tiny yellow songbird and presents it to his friend as a gift. With his flute, Little Leap Forward tries very hard to make his new friend sing

Yue has written Music, Food and Love with Clare Farrow, which was published in 2006. Guo, Yue, and Clare Farrow (2008). Little Leap Forward: A Boy in Beijing. Illustrated by Helen Cann. ISBN 978-1-84686-114-7.

Yue has written Music, Food and Love with Clare Farrow, which was published in 2006. It tells the story of the Chinese Cultural Revolution through the eyes of a musical child. Yue had very little schooling, but an instinctive love of music, nature and cooking enabled him to find a means of self-expression at a time when freedom and individuality were suppressed by the policies of Mao Zedong. Yue recounts his childhood before and during the Revolution.

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Guo Yue, Clare Farrow, Helen Cann. A sensitively written, real-life story about a boy called Little Leap Forward, growing up in the hutongs of Beijing in the 1960s, at the time of the Cultural Revolution.

Little Leap Forward lives in Beijing, with his mother, brother, and four older sisters. When he is not running errands. The games in Beijing this August will bring half a million international and . million domestic spectators to a newly sanitized city. or attending school, he loves to play the flute and to fly kites. One day, Little Leap Forward and his best friend capture a small yellow bird. Little Leap Forward wants her to accompany him on his flute – but behind the bars of her bamboo cage, she is not happy. Little Leap Forward: A Boy in Beijing Written by: Guo Yue and Clare Farrow Illustrated by: Helen Cann.

A flutist and composer, Guo Yue has subtitled "Little Leap Forward," his first book for children, "A Boy in Beijing

A flutist and composer, Guo Yue has subtitled "Little Leap Forward," his first book for children, "A Boy in Beijing. But an equally apt subtitle might have been "A Portrait of the Musician as a Young Boy," for one of the many pleasures of this moving story whose co-author, Clare Farrow, is Yue's wife, is its depiction of how a musical child experiences the world as a symphony of sounds. Continue reading the main story. The English translation of Yue is Leap Forward, and Yue was born in 1958 at the start of Mao's Great Leap Forward program, which ultimately led to the deaths of at least 20 million people from starvation.

Comments to eBook Little Leap Forward: A Boy in Beijing by Guo Yue and Clare Farrow (Paperback).
Contancia
Since my parents emigrated from China to this country before I was born, the US is my country, but they always want me to know a little about the country of my heritage. Growing up, I found the films about the Cultural Revolution too violent and bloody, and couldn't understand them. This book helped put things into perpsective, resulting in greater understanding of this turbulent time for me.
WtePSeLNaGAyko
Little Leap Forward is a young boy living in Early Communist China. He and his friends have a pretty happy life. They fly homemade paper kites and play by the nearby river. They seem like they have a life that any kid would have. That is, until soldiers come and change everything! The soldiers want to get rid of “Old China” by burning and wrecking anything that reminds people of the way they used to live and to prepare for “New China”.

This is a great nonfiction autobiography that was written by Little Leap Forward himself! I learned a lot about China in this time period. Little Leap Forward (in the book) is a nice young boy who cares about nature and what is going on around him. I think I would enjoy meeting him. The illustrations are beautiful and well-done. They help me see the story better.
I love how they have a warm-ish feeling to them. There is an afterward in the book about what happened to the author after the story ends. It really added to the completeness of the story. I totally enjoyed learning about China during this time period. I haven’t read any other stories set in this time period.
*NOTE I got a copy of this book for a birthday present
Enalonasa
A young boy named Little Leap Forward lives in a traditional courtyard in Beijing with his siblings and mother. Protected by the naïveté of youth, he likes nothing more than to fly kites and skim stones along the river with his best friend. It is during one of their jaunts at the river that they capture a tiny yellow bird, and Little Leap decides to keep it as a pet. Over the course of time, though, the little bird will not sing, even with all the special treats it receives, and Little Leap must consider the costs of his denying the bird its freedom.

This sweet tale is interwoven with a bleaker story about growing up in the aftermath of China's Great Leap Forward and at the very beginning of the Cultural Revolution. Because food is still scarce, many items are rationed, and family members such as Little Leap must use ration tickets and wait in long queues when they purchase food. The Cultural Revolution ushers in the Red Guards, with consequences that even the innocence of youth cannot hide from Little Leap.

This book is recommended most highly for its carefully crafted story and its portrayal of a momentous and chaotic period of China's history from a child's point of view. The accompanying art work, superb in its own right, speaks volumes about the historical backdrop and the main character's roles in his family and community. The book is a true gem.
Sarin
I had read about this book a few years ago and was excited to find it in my public library now that my daughter is reading chapter books. I have friends and family members who were born in China during this period and thought it would be a great introduction to China for my kids. My daughter enjoyed the story about Little Leap Forward and his friends, pets, and wooden flute. The illustrations were really lovely, too. I read it and enjoyed the book immensely.
Ericaz
I picked up this book and was reading it with my 6 year old before I saw the age recommendation, so the politics of the book were beyond her grasp, but she enjoyed the book as much as I did. I liked how you see the world from a young artist/ musician's perspective. I agree with a prior poster - there was factual information that was dealt with in a child-appropriate manner. We got to the chapter with soldiers and my 6 yo asked if it was real, and we had a simple age appropriate discussion. The afterward helped her understand what parts were real. Lovely book, I would love to find other similar stories about other cultures.
Keramar
An excellent introduction into the horrors Mau Zedong wrought through the Cultural Revolution. It put a personal face on communism for my kids, without being too graphic or scary. The combination of the simple prose with the gorgeous, colorful paintings made an impression on all of us. We now are seeking out other age-appropriate books to read on the topic of life under a communist rule.
Brightfury
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