Home for Chinese New Year: A Story Told in English and Chinese

Wei Jie (Author) Xu Can (Illustrator)


The Chinese New Year is a time for family reunions. This Chinese children's story tells a delightful trip with lots of cultural details along the way!

Jia Jun's Dad worked out of town all year around. Now it's time for him to come home. He took a train, bus, three-wheeled motorcycle, ferry-boat and even walked for many miles. He finally made it home and had a reunion dinner with his family on New Year's Eve.

On his trip, as Jia Jun's Dad was rushing to get home, he lost his apple, water, gloves and scarf, but he took very good care of his gift for his son.

During the holiday season, Jia Jun was extremely happy as he was with his Dad all the time. They set off firecrackers, put up couplets and even made snowmen. In a few days, Dad was ready to head back to work, but it was certain that Dad would be home again next year to celebrate the Chinese New Year with his family.

Product Details

$16.95  $15.59
Shanghai Press
Publish Date
October 10, 2017
9.5 X 0.4 X 9.2 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Wei Jie graduated with a Master's of Arts and is an editor of many children's books. Her books have won many awards including Outstanding Children's Book of Chen Bochui International Children's Literature, First Place of the Writing Award of the Hsin Yi Picture Book Award and many more. Xu Can is a member of the Art Association and also the Mural Association of Jiangsu Province. She has won many awards as well as published many picture books.


"Set in the lead-up to the Chinese New Year, Wei's bilingual story follows a father's long journey back home to celebrate the holiday with his family╠Čespecially the ... It's a quiet reminder of the lengths that parents will go to in order to avoid disappointing their children, especially around the holidays" --Publishers Weekly
"A heartwarming tale about the lengths family will go through to be together during the holidays; this will find fans in most collections." --School Library Journal
"Unique and unfailingly entertaining, Home for Chinese New Year: A Story Told in English and Chinese will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to family, daycare center, preschool, and community library bilingual picture book collections." --Midwest Book Review