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Tai Chi Morning: Snapshots of China
By Ed Young (illustrator) and Nikki Grimes
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Cricket Books
Publication date February 1, 2004
Pages 64
Binding Hardcover
Book category Juvenile Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780812627077
ISBN-10 0812627075
Dimensions 0.50 by 6 by 8 in.
Weight 0.56 lbs.
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Original list price $15.95
Other format details juvenile
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Summaries and Reviews
Through an award-winning poet's penetrating verse and the illustrator's deft drawings, a personal exploration of China blends two voices that speak not only about China but also about the many ways of experiencing the world. description: Product Description:
Tai Chi Morning is simply, as the title implies, snapshots of China seen through the lens of a poet’s eye. It is a collection of moments, a personal record of an outsider’s first experience of China." (From the introduction)

In 1988, poet Nikki Grimes spent three weeks along the east coast of China. Like any curious tourist, she observed and touched, sniffed and tasted. But unlike most, she poured those sensations into poetry. Distilling the delight and confusion of an African American traveler thousands of miles from home, her poems take a thoughtful, sometimes playful, look at an outsider’s sense of self.
As it happened, around the same time, artist Ed Young was visiting his native China--as always, writing and sketching his impressions in a personal journal. Like Nikki, Ed witnessed signs of the old China alongside the new. Like the poet, the artist caught hold of them and set them down on paper.
Through Nikki’s wry but penetrating verse and Ed’s deft, revealing drawings, in Tai Chi Morning the journeys of a visiting American poet and an artist returning home unwind side by side in counterpoint.

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9780812627077 | details & prices | 64 pages | 6.00 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.56 lbs | List price $15.95
About: Poetry and illustrations offer a personal exploration of China, blending two voices that speak not only about China, but also about the many ways of experiencing the world.

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