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