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Lon Po Po A Red Riding Hood Story from China

Ed Young  4 Summary

Aposed against Lon Po Po's menacing suint and whirling blue costume in one of the books numerous three picture seuences which resemble the decorative panels of Chinese tradition Through mixing abstrac. This is the Chinese version of Red Riding Hood and it is uite wonderful We get three children in danger of the wolf and they handle it by using their brains so it's a much intelligent spin than we often get in European versions of fairy tales Plus this book has some very nice artwork completing the overall look of the story Simple but beautiful

Summary Lon Po Po A Red Riding Hood Story from China

Three little girls spare no mercy to Lon Po Po the granny wolf in this version of Little Red Riding Hood where they tempt her up a tree and over a limb to her death The girls' frightened eyes are juxt. Unsettling So much intense and scary than Little Red Riding Hood These 3 girls are brave fierce things standing up to this hungry wolf I mean this gave me chills Plus the art is impressionistic and the uncertain depictions really helped to unsettle the story I really enjoy this story It is wonderful and wow It shows what being brave really isThis was intense for the kids and they still enjoyed it The nephew needed some reassurance it would be alright

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T and realistic images with complex use of color and shadow artist and translator Young has transformed a simple fairy tale into a remarkable work of art and earned the 1990 Caldecott Medal in doing s. I have very much enjoyed both narrative and accompanying illustrations of this Red Riding Hood type of tale from China how the three sisters are able to outsmart and later kill the big bad wolf by subterfuge and by specifically focusing and playing on the latter's greediness and gluttony Authorillustrator Ed Young's water colours and pastels evocatively and expressively provide a perfect physical and atmospheric mirror of and to the text with just enough creepiness to mildly frighten although very sensitive children might well have a possibly stronger reaction But that being said and taking nothing away from my appreciation of text and images I have also never found these types of stories all that enjoyable in and of themselves as I personally do happen to really like wolves and consider their generally horrible reputation in culture and lore one of the main reasons why they are now so critically endangered in many if not actually even most areas of the world However Lon Po Po is actually or at least it seems so to me not ONLY a Red Riding Hood type of folktale but also has similarities and actually in my opinion considerably stronger similarities to the tale of the wolf and the seven little kids Der Wolf und die Sieben Geißlein as it appears in Grimm's Kinder und Hausmärchen a cautionary story where a mother goat leaves the children home alone and a hungry nasty wolf gains entrance by using a number of disguises to appear and sound like the mother goat For me Lon Po Po is thus only very much partially a Red Riding Hood type of tale as the wolf gaining entrance to the house by pretending to be the grandmother is truly much similar to the wolf and the seven little kids type of folktale types But I guess the latter is not nearly as popular as Red Riding Hood and is thus also not as well known especially in North America And with this salient fact in mind I am actually rather massively disappointed that Ed Young has NOT provided an author's note on the genesis and history of his Lon Po Po The fact that this tale actually feels like a Wolf and the Seven Little Kids folklore variant is of a personal consideration and observation but according to Wikipedia in the original Chinese tale there were actually NOT three sisters just ONE single girl left home alone and really Ed Young should have at least acknowledged this fact and that he had changed this in his adaptation and also why


About the Author: Ed Young

Ed Young is the illustrator of than eighty books for children seventeen of which he has also written Among his books is the Caldecott Medal winner Lon Po Po which he both wrote and illustrated He says that his work is inspired by the philosophy of Chinese painting He lives in Westchester County New York



10 thoughts on “Lon Po Po A Red Riding Hood Story from China

  1. says:

    the origins of the little red riding hood story are unclear but they can be traced to well before the 17th century perrault interpretation most familiar to western readers earlier versions of the tale have turned up in other parts of europe in africa asia and the middle east in some of the stories the children are eaten in some they escape in some they are eaten and still escape sometimes the antagonist is a tiger a fox a hyenathis book is presenting itself as A Red Riding Hood Story From China but it's actually closer to one of riding hood's splinter tales either The Wolf and the Kids or The Tiger Grandmother in which the threat is invited in; where a predator disguised as a family member tricks its way into the house by bamboozling a trusting child or children as opposed to gaining access to the house first and then awaiting the child's visit cleverly disguised as a loved one this distinction is only interesting or important to fairy tale scholars or people like me who tend to overthink picture books for the rest of you all you need to know is that this book won the caldecott medal has really haunting illustrations in part because of their misty uality and definitely made me sympathize with the wolf this version is set in china where three young children are left at home while their mother goes off to visit their grandmother to bring her birthday cheer apparently children are not part of birthday cheer as she leaves she instructs them Be good while I am away my heart loving children; I will not return tonight Remember to close the door tight at sunset and latch it wellbut a locked door won't stop a clever wolf from approaching the house late that evening disguised as their po po the very woman their mother had gone to meet and after using his verbal sparring skills to deflect a series of uestions similar to the what big eyes you have portion of the red riding hood tale the wolf ends up snuggled tight in bed with the three girls eagerly anticipating this easy meal until he handles the second round of inuisitive tales less adroitly When Shang stretched she touched the wolf's tail Po Po Po Po your foot has a bush on itPo Po has brought hemp strings to weave you a basket the wolf saidShang touched grandmother's sharp claws Po Po Po Po your hand has thorns on itPo Po has brought you an awl to make shoes for you the wolf saidand the girls clock that this furry beast is not in fact their po po too clever to let on that they've seen through his ruse the children spontaneously devise an elaborate scheme to escape the house and punish the wolf that's got some br'er rabbitaesop trickery to it but ends horribly view spoiler for the wolf anyway where he is dropped repeatedly from a tree in a rope strung basket eventually perishing in an oddly poetic fashion Not only did the wolf bump his head but he broke his heart to pieces i mean how can you not feel a little bad for the wolf child eater or not? and these kids just go back inside and fall peacefully asleep who's the monster now???? hide spoiler


  2. says:

    My daughters are participating in “Book Bingo” this summer a reading program from their school librarian that involves them “playing bingo” on a card with 25 different reading opportunities Last night's box to be filled was “a Caldecott winner” and since we own several we struggled to choose just one and this involved a small scuffle with painful elbows and the near destruction of the winning bookThe fighting ninjas eventually chose Lon Po Po the only Caldecott winner penned and illustrated by a Chinese American author 1939's Caldecott winner Mei Li takes place in China but was authored by a Caucasian writerillustratorEd Young Lon Po Po's creator and illustrator is alive and kicking at 86 and my Chinese American girls love his three female protagonists Shang Tao and PaotzeThere's some serious girl power here especially when the three sisters realize that their enemy is a wolf in grandmother's clothing and he has come to do them serious harmThis darkly illustrated tale offers a few humorous moments and then reminds all of us that no matter how small we are or how hopeless our situation seems if we keep our heads we will often find that our mind is our greatest weapon against any enemy


  3. says:

    Unsettling So much intense and scary than Little Red Riding Hood These 3 girls are brave fierce things standing up to this hungry wolf I mean this gave me chills Plus the art is impressionistic and the uncertain depictions really helped to unsettle the story I really enjoy this story It is wonderful and wow It shows what being brave really isThis was intense for the kids and they still enjoyed it The nephew needed some reassurance it would be alright


  4. says:

    This is the Chinese version of Red Riding Hood and it is uite wonderful We get three children in danger of the wolf and they handle it by using their brains so it's a much intelligent spin than we often get in European versions of fairy tales Plus this book has some very nice artwork completing the overall look of the story Simple but beautiful


  5. says:

    “Lon Po Po” is a Caldecott Medal winning book by Ed Young that is a remake of Brothers Grimm’s classic “Red Riding Hood” only this time there are three sisters who outwit a cunning wolf in this tale “Lon Po Po” may be a bit too scary for smaller children because of the images but older children will easily love this story that is full of mystery and suspenseEd Young has done a great job at writing and illustrating this old Chinese folktale about how three sisters outwit a cunning and frightening wolf The writing is brief as there is only one paragraph on each page but it is dramatic and creepy enough to scare small children as the writing gets intense whenever the wolf seems to get closer to eating the girls after he stealthily disguises himself as the grandmother to get at the girls Ed Young’s illustrations are brilliantly beautiful and haunting at the same time as he illustrates the wolf being terrifying and mysterious as the wolf seems to appear as some kind of mist on every page to imply that he is some sort of evil spiritParents should know that there are some scary images in this book mainly the images of the wolf himself as he is presented as some kind of mist mainly during the scenes where he enters the girls’ house and he is always in the shadows where the audience cannot clearly see him Parents might want to reassure their children about the dangers of letting in strangers in one’s house and they may want to read this book before they read it to their child to see if their child can handle the scary images presented in this book“Lon Po Po” is a great story for children who love Chinese folktales and love listening to stories that has a horror theme I would recommend this book to children ages six and up since the images of the wolf looking mysterious and menacing might scare smaller childrenReview is also on Rabbit Ears Book Blog


  6. says:

    I've found my favourite version of Little Red Riding Hood This one is Chinese and had me laughing myself into a bellyache with the wickedly clever counter schemes by the little girls to outsmart the Big Bad WolfLike the Western version we're familiar with there's a mother fretting over an ailing grandmother a need to go visit said granny and the wolf disguising himself as the old woman in hopes of getting a tasty meal There's even the Grandmother what big teeth you have uestion and answer tug o' war between wolf and girls But in the Eastern version Little Red isn't one but three girls close in age which are left home alone and have to deal alone with the lupine threat The way they do it is very hilarious and heartwarming Those who weren't fond of the Woodsman barging in to separate Red from the wolf via axe in the PerraultGrimms version will love the outcome in Lon Po Po which is entirely on the girls' resourcefulness and that reminded me a bit of the Three Little Pigs tale


  7. says:

    An interesting cautionary tale in the style of 'Little Red' from China Unlike the western version this one has a different ending where the children outwit the wolf The illustrations accompanying the text are wonderful and match the text well


  8. says:

    35 stars A nice retelling of Little Red Riding Hood Lovely illustrations and and enjoyable to see a Chinese version of this well loved taleRead on open library


  9. says:

    I have very much enjoyed both narrative and accompanying illustrations of this Red Riding Hood type of tale from China how the three sisters are able to outsmart and later kill the big bad wolf by subterfuge and by specifically focusing and playing on the latter's greediness and gluttony Authorillustrator Ed Young's water colours and pastels evocatively and expressively provide a perfect physical and atmospheric mirror of and to the text with just enough creepiness to mildly frighten although very sensitive children might well have a possibly stronger reaction But that being said and taking nothing away from my appreciation of text and images I have also never found these types of stories all that enjoyable in and of themselves as I personally do happen to really like wolves and consider their generally horrible reputation in culture and lore one of the main reasons why they are now so critically endangered in many if not actually even most areas of the world However Lon Po Po is actually or at least it seems so to me not ONLY a Red Riding Hood type of folktale but also has similarities and actually in my opinion considerably stronger similarities to the tale of the wolf and the seven little kids Der Wolf und die Sieben Geißlein as it appears in Grimm's Kinder und Hausmärchen a cautionary story where a mother goat leaves the children home alone and a hungry nasty wolf gains entrance by using a number of disguises to appear and sound like the mother goat For me Lon Po Po is thus only very much partially a Red Riding Hood type of tale as the wolf gaining entrance to the house by pretending to be the grandmother is truly much similar to the wolf and the seven little kids type of folktale types But I guess the latter is not nearly as popular as Red Riding Hood and is thus also not as well known especially in North America And with this salient fact in mind I am actually rather massively disappointed that Ed Young has NOT provided an author's note on the genesis and history of his Lon Po Po The fact that this tale actually feels like a Wolf and the Seven Little Kids folklore variant is of a personal consideration and observation but according to Wikipedia in the original Chinese tale there were actually NOT three sisters just ONE single girl left home alone and really Ed Young should have at least acknowledged this fact and that he had changed this in his adaptation and also why


  10. says:

    Lon Po Po is another book I wanted to check out because it made the Top 20 Most Beautiful Children’s Books list I love the creepy wolf on the cover I think Ed Young loves wolves too because he puts a dedication at the beginning of the book To all the wolves of the worldfor lending their good nameas a tangible symbol for our darknessThis is an old Chinese folk tale called Granny Wolf The illustration is excellent and I loved the old world feeling the book had Lon Po Po may be bit too creepy for very young children but older ones will probably enjoy it view spoiler I knocked a star because it always bums me out when the wolf gets killed in old fairytales Why can’t the wolves just give up and run off in the night hide spoiler


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