Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Little Leap Forward: A Boy in Beijing

Little Leap Forward: A Boy in Beijing by Guo Yue, Clare Farrow, Helen Cann (Illustrator)
In Communist China in 1966, eight-year-old Leap Forward learns about freedom while flying kites with his best friend, by trying to get a caged wild bird to sing, and through the music he is leaning to play on a bamboo flute. Includes author's notes on his childhood in Beijing. life under Mao Zedong, and the Cultural Revolution.

1 comment:

Sherie Posesorski/NYT Sunday Book Review said...

...In spare, lyrical prose, Yue and Farrow capture the fragile idyll, hard-won and precarious, of Yue’s fictional counterpart, 7-year-old Little Leap Forward, and his family.