Impey & Pickwoad 2011
This children's book captures children's imagination with lively characters taken from real pieces. It introduces children to the beauty of Chinese art and the symbolic meanings behind it, as well as bridging cultural divides with a charming and original story. It is an absolute "must" for everyone trying to pass though that interest to a generation soon to become the new caretakers for the pieces we all collected with so much passion and love during our lifetime.
Author: Impey, H and K. Pickwoad
Title: A Bowlful of Happiness
How can one find true happiness? The little Chinese boy Kang, imprisoned in sadness on a Chinese porcelain vase for more than 350 years by the slip of the painter's brush, is suddenly released by a magical wish. With his wise blue-and-white hobby horse as a guide, he sets out on an adventure through Chinese cultural history. He is joined along the way by auspicious animals: Dragon, Lion Dog, Elephant, the Mandarin Ducks and Feng-Huang. The characters he meets, and what he learns during his travels, help him to realize eventually that sometimes happiness is to be found where you least expect it...
Using the rich and colourful decoration of Chinese porcelain, this book captures children's imagination with lively characters taken from real pieces. It introduces children to the beauty of Chinese art and the symbolic meanings behind it, as well as bridging cultural divides with a charming and original story.
Publisher: Geldermalsen Publications, Haren, 2011.
Details: Illustrated hard cover with all colour illustrations.
Pages: 26 pp.
ISBN 10: 978-90-72370-06-8
Dimensions: 285 mm (11.2 inch) x 285 mm (11.2 inch) x 10 mm (0.4 inch).
Condition: All five books perfect.
Price per book: € 20 - $ 21 - £ 14
(the $ and £ prices are approximates and depend on the € price exchange rate)
(copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by the publisher or by their respective licensors: all rights reserved)