Watercolor illustration for children's book Finding Joy, page6

Children's picture book watercolor illustration for
Finding Joy

Written by Marion Coste
Illustrated by Yong Chen
Published by Boyds Mills Press, a Highlights Company, October 2006
ISBN-13: 978-1-59078-192-0
ISBN-10: 1-59078-192-9

A picture book for all ages. Full color illustrations in watercolor. 32 pages.

When you about to meet someone who is important to your life, there is anticipation. The closer the moment you are meeting this person, the stronger the anticipation is. The mother is on the airplane to China, to meet her new daughter, a litttle Chinese girl she never met. What she has in her hand is a photo of this Chinese girl. What she likes? Will she like her? Will she be getting along with her and her family? There are all kind of questions and worries. And there is a long flight from US to China.

Book Summary: When Shu-li is born, her mother and father wrap her in a blanket and take her to town. The government says that a family is allowed to have only one child. So they lay shu-li on the ground beneath a bridge. On her blanket they pin a note that reads This is our Shu-li. Please take care of her. No room for girls. Fortunately, She-li is found and taken to an orphanage. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, a husband and wife in North America hope to adopt a baby from China. Marion Coste's moving story of a mother who makes the long journey to a faraway land to meet her new baby is tenderly illustrated by Yong Chen.

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