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Grandma Panda is a wonderful teacher, a wonderful storytellerand a wonderful cook! Her grandchildren Baobao and Lingling love staying with her every summer, because at Grandma Panda's house each day is an adventure. This summer, with the help of celebrated novelist and artist Mingmei Yip, Grandma will take them to a world filled with Chinese calligraphy, kites, kung fu and more! Along the way, they'll get to hear Grandma's stories of a time long ago in China, when everything began. Bright watercolor illustrations make favorite legendslike the tale of Mulan, the woman warrior, and of Luban, the inventor of the kite&38212;come alive. Come join Grandma Panda, Baobao and Lingling for a summer of fun and learning!
Mingmei Yip began writing and painting during her childhood in Hong Kong. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Paris (Sorbonne) and has studied the traditional Chinese arts of Tai Chi, Qin music, Buddhist sacred chant and calligraphy. Mingmei has collaborated with Carnegie Hall and the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is the author of four novels and of the popular Chinese Children's Favorite Stories. She lives in New York City.