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Che piao qu na er le

(Where are the tickets?)

Wuhan: Chang jiang shao nian er tong chu ban she (Changjiang Children’s Publishing Group), 2020. – [30] p.
(Series: Hai tun hui ben hua yuan; 585)
ISBN 978-7-5721-0101-4

Journey  | Imagination  | Picture book

White Ravens issue: 2020

Reading age: 3+


Just as the bus is about to start and the driver asks the passengers to show their tickets, a wind comes up and blows away all the tickets. Everyone on board has to join the driver on his quest to get the tickets back. The wild ride over hill and dale, past volcano islands, around a racetrack and through snow mountains turns into a journey through the whole world, full of surprising visual details inspired by both Eastern and Western cultures. When the tickets are discovered in the place where the sun sets, the journey ends with another surprise, taking the whole story’s splendid imaginativeness even further. Liu Xugong (b. 1973) is a children’s books writer and illustrator from Taiwan. His picture books include “Dao wu gui guo qu” (Go to Tortoise Country) and “Hao xiang chi liu lian” (I really want to eat a durian) for which he won the Taiwan Hsin-Yi Children’s Literature Award. The Taiwanese edition of “Che piao qu na er le” won the Prize of Excellence of the 6th Feng Zikai Children’s Picture Book Award in 2019. [FW, ZX]