My Beijing: Four Stories of Everyday Wonder

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My Beijing – Four Stories of Everyday Wonder is delightful stories about a girl named Yu’er and her grandpa’s dreams. As the title states, this graphic novel is split into four different short stories like, how Yu’er pursed her dream of swimming even though the swimming school won’t allow her because she is disabled and Yu’er’s encounter with a place called “Bug Paradise,” her letter to her grandma, and, lastly, the story is about how she helped a struggling painter.

My favorite part was when Yu’er paints the picture of the hutong she lives in, it describes how naturally she learns it and then how she gets along with mean painter. The most interesting story was “Bug Paradise” because of how the boy made a paradise for the bugs.

The pictures were marvelous. They are like little masterpieces. This book is good for anyone who loves to dream and draw. Because this book is a graphic novel, the drawings are needed to tell the story and hold our thoughts throughout our reading, which was beautifully done by cartoonist. My favorite drawing is the front cover because it shows that you should enjoy life. The cartoonist, did an amazing job; unfortunately, there is no word in English dictionary that describes the absolute beauty of the pictures.

Beijing life is different from American life because there is more nature, and it is similar to all cultures because all the people enjoy the simplicity of life. It is good fit for 3rd to 8th grade students who love to dream and draw. I would definitely recommend this book. So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and read this book.

Reviewed By:

Author Nie Jun • Edward Gauvin, Translator
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 128 pages
Publisher Graphic Universe
Publish Date 2018-Sep-01
ISBN 9781541526426
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Issue February 2019
Category Tweens


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