Ming and Her Poppy

Deirdre Sullivan (Author) Maja Löfdahl (Illustrator)


The stunning companion story to Ming Goes to School.

Ming and Poppy's journey takes them over sidewalk cracks and dancing shadows, past honking horns and crowded crosswalks. They greet old friends and make new ones, while sharing stories, secrets, and the sting of painful words.

And sometimes, a sweet treat, too.

In this companion story to Ming Goes to School, Deirdre Sullivan's gentle text paired with Maja Löfdahl's soft, rich water color illustrations explores the special bond between family members as Poppy and Ming slow down and appreciate life's simple moments.

Product Details

$16.99  $15.63
Sky Pony
Publish Date
October 17, 2017
8.3 X 10.2 X 0.4 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Deirdre Sullivan is the author of Ming Goes to School. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts, with her husband, four daughters, and a sweet black lab. You can visit her online at www.deirdrecsullivan.com.

Maja Löfdahl grew up in Sweden, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom. She studied painting at Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design in London. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband and three daughters.


"The work shines with the love between the characters and the comfortable familiarity of a routine. . . . The text is understated, leaving plenty of room for the luminous watercolor illustrations to tell the story. . . . Young readers will enjoy this deceptively simple story of the deep relationship between a little girl and her grandfather, and will likely ask for Ming's other adventures." --School Library Journal

"Following Ming Goes to School (2016), the little girl is back for another subtle journey through the year's seasons. Their loving relationship is evident in the sketchy line-and-watercolor illustrations . . . Lovely and quiet, this is a book to savor again and again." --Kirkus Reviews