Saturday, January 28, 2012

Little Leap Forward

In honor of the Chinese New Year, here is another book from Barefoot with a story set in China:  Little Leap Forward - A Boy in Beijing.

Written by Guo Yue, Little Leap Forward is the first book in Barefoot's new Young Fiction series.  Appropriate for ages ten and up, it also includes beautiful full-color illustrations by Clare Farrow and Helen Cann.

This is a coming-of-age tale set during the time of the Cultural Revolution. A young boy growing up in the hutongs of China discovers the heartache of loving and having to let go when he captures a bird, only to discover that she will not sing in confinement.

Little Leap Forward is available in paperback for  $12.99 and in hardcover.  The hardcover version is usually $16.99 but is on sale for $9.99 through February 15th - order your copy today!

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