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The Race For The Chinese Zodiac - Gabrielle Wang

The Race For The Chinese Zodiac

By: Gabrielle Wang, Sally Rippin (Illustrator), Regine Abos (Illustrator)

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The Jade Emperor has declared a great race: the first animals to cross the river will win a place in the Chinese Zodiac. Thirteen animals line up along the shore, but there are only twelve places to be won. who will miss out?

This classic Chinese legend makes an exciting new picture book. Ages 6+.

About the Author

Gabrielle Wang is an award-winning author and illustrator born in Melbourne of Chinese heritage. Her great grandfather came to Australia in 1853 during the Gold Rush and so her stories are a blend of Chinese and Western culture with a touch of fantasy.

A Ghost in My Suitcase won Best Children's Novel in the 2009 Aurealis Awards, The Lion Drummer was named a CBC Notable Book in 2008.

Two new books have been published this year- a picture book, The Story of the Chinese Zodiac and a YA novel Little Paradise.

Gabrielle is in the middle of writing a series of four junior novels to be published in 2011 about a girl in the Victorian gold fields.

Sally Rippin

Sally Rippin was born in Darwin and grew up in South-East Asia. As a young adult she studied traditional Chinese painting for three years in Shanghai and Hangzhou, which inspired her first novel Chenxi and the Foreigner.

Sally is the author of many books for children, including the popular Billie B Brown and Hey Jack! series, and the highly acclaimed children's novel Angel Creek. Currently, she lives in Melbourne with her partner and three sons, and writes and illustrates full time.

Sally is a regular fixture at Writing Festivals and Workshops across Australia and overseas. She also teaches Writing for Children at RMIT University, is a mentor for the Australian Society of Authors and is one of the Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge Ambassadors.

Visit Sally Rippin's Booktopia Author Page

ISBN: 9781742031231
ISBN-10: 1742031234
Audience: Children
For Ages: 5 - 7 years old
For Grades: K - 3
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: February 2010
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 28.6 x 22.6  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1