Picture Chinese stories: 10 illustration books you can't miss
Updated: 2016-07-14 08:51
By Li Hongrui(chinadaily.com.cn)
The Iron Gate Alleyway. [Photo/amazon.cn]
The Iron Gate Alleyway
Nostalgia never loses its charm, either in words or pictures. The book pictures the memories of an 85-year-old granny in Beijing. The city she once lived in and the one it develops into are all illustrated in the little book.
Women wash clothes in a small courtyard, children play around and a cat lazily stretches its body under a tree…each picture carries a strong feeling of life in the old days of Beijing locals.
"The book helps my child know more about the life of Beijing in the past. The language also has some Beijing dialects. But to me, it is a story that makes my eyes mist over with tears. It is a precious discovery among floods of illustrated books from the Western world ," reader Xiao Xing, commented on Amazon.