In the Snow

Huy Voun Lee

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

A simple introduction to Chinese character writing.

It's a wonderful day for a walk in the snow. Using snow as her canvas, Xiao Ming's mother teaches her son ten new Chinese characters.

Huy Voun Lee's focus on the similarity between writing Chinese characters and drawing pictures makes learning Chinese seem accessible. Simple mnemonic explanations help children learn and remember the character for each word. In the Snow is a great introduction to one of the world's oldest picture languages.


Praise for In the Snow

"Refreshingly contemporary and upbeat."
- Kirkus Reviews

"Children and adults alike will marvel at the creativity and skill of the artist."
- School Library Journal

"The textured paper, vibrant winter clothing, animals in their fur and feathers, and snowflake-decorated colored borders create a lively atmosphere for this memorable lesson in Chinese writing."
- Booklist

"Lee introduces an often daunting language as a tantalizing system built on images and common-sense connections."
- Publishers Weekly

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  • Huy Voun Lee

  • Huy Voun Lee was born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and moved to the United States in 1975. She has written and illustrated three other books on Chinese character writing: At the Beach, In the Snow, and 1, 2, 3, Go! A graduate of the School of Visual Arts, Ms. Lee lives in New York City.


Available Formats and Book Details

In the Snow

Huy Voun Lee

  • Trade Paperback