• September 2015

      Summer

      by Cao Wenxuan, Yu Rong

      On a hot summer day, a group of animals wanted to find somewhere cool and shady in the desert desperately. Once they had spotted a tree, they competed fiercely in order to stand under the shadow of it. As they were fighting for the shadow, a father and hi

    • April 2014

      Smoke

      by Cao Wenxuan, Yu Rong

      A story of understanding and forgiveness with illustrations that are inspired by paper-cutting art. Mr.Pang and Mr.Shou lived on two opposite sides of a river. One day, after they had a fight over some tiny matters, both of them banned their families from

    • Children's & YA
      June 2010

      Black Horse and White Horse

      by Cao Wenxuan

      This title was written by Cao Wenxuan, 2016 Hans Christian Andersen Award winner. Black Horse and White Horse were simultaneously born in a farmhouse. They have been always together, gazing and playing, and gradually have grown up with time. One day, t

    • Literature & Literary Studies
      October 2018

      Cao Wenxuan Teaches You How to Write

      by Cao Wenxuan

      “Cao Wenxuan Teaches You How to Write” is a new work by Cao Wenxuan, winner of the "International Andersen Award", a young reader's promoter, and an editor of Chinese textbooks. The book is divided into three parts, systematically showing h

    • Fiction
      April 2016

      Bronze and Sunflower

      by Cao Wenxuan

      A beautifully written, timeless tale by bestselling author, Cao Wenxuan, the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award. When Sunflower, a young city girl, moves to the countryside, she grows t

    • Children's & YA
      May 2012 - May 2022

      Streetlamp Number Eight

      by Cao Wenxuan

      Perched over a green-tiled street, streetlamp number eight watches life as it is plays out on the street below, as if with a pair of attentive eyes. Old codgers, dogs, aged women...they come and go, back and forth. The story is like a stage play, with

    • Children's & YA
      May 2012 - May 2022

      The Call of the Sky

      by Cao Wenxuan

      Dian Er is a swan that grew up in a flock of geese. He has a happy family, and a mother that loves him very much. When spring comes, he hears the call of the sky, and Dian Er can't stop himself from beating his wings and soaring off into the sky. But w

    • Children's & YA
      May 2012 - May 2018

      The Clockwork Mouse

      by Cao Wenxuan

      The little boy Pica has a clockwork mouse, and it gains his love and affection by winning races. But before long, an electric mouse takes its place, and the clockwork mouse is put in the trash. Inadvertently, the mouse rolls under the sofa. When the re

    • Children's & YA

      Umbrella Over Berlin

      by Cao Wenxuan

      An umbrella goes to Berlin on holiday with its holder, but is left in the hotel because it doesn't rain. The person visits the Brandenburg gate, the Berlin Wall, and the Holocaust Memorial, but the poor old umbrella sees nothing. And so, on the last da

    • Children's & YA
      June 2010

      Last Leopard

      by Cao Wenxuan

      This title was written by Cao Wenxuan, 2016 Hans Christian Andersen Award winner. A Leopard walks alone on the wasteland. It has been looking for other leopards for several days, but got nothing. It meets a wild pigeons, a groundhog and an old oak. The

    • Fiction
      May 2017 - May 2022

      Straw House

      by Cao Wenxuan

      This classic novel depicts the unforgettableyears of Sangsang’s primary school life, for he witnesses a succession of ordinary but emotional events, such as the pure love and friendship of the teenagers, the pathos of a misfortuned boy struggling

    • Fiction
      May 2017 - May 2018

      Red Tile, Black Tile

      by Cao Wenxuan

      An excellent novel for adolescents written on the basis of the author’s adult novel The Red Tiles. Set against the background in a 1970s countryside in China, a group of adolescents pass through middle school in a house with a red tile r

    • Fiction
      May 2017 - May 2018

      The Boy Ximi

      by Cao Wenxuan

      Ximi is a shy young boy from the countryside. A female graduate from the city of Suzhou was sent to live in Ximi’s village in the late 1960s. This beautiful young woman, with her pure and gentle character and her spirit power, led Ximi, formerly

    • Children's & YA
      May 2017 - May 2018

      Genniao

      by Cao Wenxuan

      A girl falls into the valley from the cliff where she collects flowers. She appears in the dream of a young boy named Genniao. Genniao flies into the sky in search of his dream. The author describes wonderful scenes such as deserts, grasslands, mountai

    • Children's & YA
      May 2015

      A Pigeon Named Feng

      by Cao Wenxuan

      This title was written by Cao Wenxuan, 2016 Hans Christian Andersen Award winner. There are two children who have totally different family background, but their lives stick together because of a pigeon named Feng. They face personal gains and losses to

    • Children's & YA
      June 2014

      Fenglin Ferry

      by Cao Wenxuan

      This is a warm and sorrowful story. Lanlan was taken to her grandma’s home in the village when she was a baby. Ten years later, she with her grandma comes to the city. The conflicts derive from the difference between city life and countryside lif

    • Children's & YA
      May 2016

      Sweet Osmanthus Rain

      by Cao Wenxuan

      When the festival is coming, children of the village will celebrate it around the old osmanthus tree. Unfortunately, a girl named Wanling is always excluded from the festival. Indifference and isolation of the life often make people feel stifled and su

    • Children's & YA
      May 2014

      Sixty-Six Curves

      by Cao Wenxuan

      The urban skateboard team’s coming suddenly breaks the rural children’s quiet life. There are three rural teenagers who try their best to get this skateboard, although they have lots of troubles and make a lot of efforts to do that, they ar

    • Children's & YA
      May 2014

      The Fifth Wheel

      by Cao Wenxuan

      This story looks like very interesting, but actually it is heavy and gloomy inside. The story successfully creates a strong-willed and indomitable figure, who is an orphan. Moreover, it leads people to think about the meaning of subsistence, loneliness an

    • Children's & YA
      May 2014

      The Uprising of Dolls

      by Cao Wenxuan

      A group of the abandoned rag dolls cannot bear the loneliness in the long night, so they launch an uprising. From this uprising, we can understand some senses and truths: unity and resistance, weak and bullying, dignity and freedom, revolution and betr

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