Original Edition

written by Fang Suzhen, illustrated by Sonja Danowski
published in China by CCPPG October 2014
48 pages, 23,5 x 28 cm
ISBN: 9787514819571

Publisher's summary
Xiao Le's grandmother lives in a faraway village. A visit with Grandma is always a special event, but this time she is frail. With encouragement from his mom, Xiao Le plays with and helps Grandma.

When Grandma dies shortly thereafter, Xiao Le comforts his momóreminding her that when it rains, Grandma is washing her clothes in the sky . . . and that although the Perfume Village in heaven cannot be reached by train, it can be accessed by the heart. Fang Suzhenís moving story, with stunning illustrations by Sonja Danowski, is a powerful reminder that love transcends all.

from the Picture Book
外婆住在香水村 / Grandma lives in a Perfume Village
pencil, ink, watercolor, gouache on Paper

Golden Island award Nami Island international Illustration Concours / Korea
One of The Best Ten Picture Books of 2014 selected by Dangdang.com / China
Among the Best 100 Original picture books of China selected by the New Reading Researching Institute / China
Esel des Monats April 2015 selected by Eselsohr Magazin / Germany
Notable children's book 2016 awarded by the American Library Association
Mildred L. Batchelder Honor Book 2016 awarded by the American Library Association


Chinese Edition
published by CCPPG Beijing 2014
ISBN: 9787514819571

English Edition
Grandma lives in a Perfume Village
published by NorthSouth Books 2015
ISBN: 9780735842168

German Edition
Oma trinkt im Himmel Tee
published by NordSüd Verlag 2015
ISBN: 9783314102752

Korean Edition
우리 할머니는 향기 나는 마을에 산다
published by Better Books 2015
ISBN: 9788984887985

Vietnamese Edition
Bà Ngoai Yêu Dâu
published by Kim Đong Publishing House 2016
SKU: 2521675521006

Dutch Edition
Oma drinkt thee in de hemel
published by Clavis Belgium 2021
ISBN: 9789044843460

Photos of the Nami Concours Exhibition on Nami Island in Korea.
the Interior of Grandma's room and the black cat called Shadow are handmade by the amazing Nami Team. Exhibition concept by SeHwa Park.

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Sonja Danowski