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The Nian Monster

Author: Andrea Wang

Illustrator: Alicia Chau

Age: 4 - 8

Xingling and her family are preparing for the Lunar New Year when the vicious Nian monster reappears and threatens to eat her and her entire city up! Xingling must use her quick-thinking abilities to keep Nian distracted. With the help of her friends and neighbors, Xingling manages to save her city.

An author's note provides background on Nian and Chinese New Year traditions for readers unfamiliar with the holiday. Readers will enjoy this fast-moving story of a brave little girl matching wits with a hungry monster.

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