Father's Chinese Opera

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The Chinese opera is anything but boring. Songs, acrobatics, acting, and costumes make the opera a truly spectacular show to behold. Spending a summer backstage at his father’s Chinese opera, a young boy is instantly enamored with the performers and works hard to be a part of the show. Rehearsing the moves day and night with the show’s famous choreographer, the boy thinks he is soon ready to perform with the others. But the choreographer doesn’t agree. In fact, he laughs at the boy when asked to join the acrobats. Upset, the boy goes home to sulk. What will he do next? Will he give up on his dream, or will he persevere and work his way up in the show?

A fascinating, heartfelt, and intriguing story that draws on author Rich Lo’s personal life, and features his own bright, mesmerizing illustrations, Father’s Chinese Opera teaches children about hard work, patience, and the commitment needed to achieve an important goal, while introducing them to an important part of Chinese culture.

Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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Rich Lo is a professional artist. Born in Canton, China, to an artistic family, his father, Lo Tok, was a famous Chinese opera composer before the family immigrated to the United States. After attending Eastern Illinois University, Lo has worked on packaging and ads for national brands, books, and large installations in public buildings. Lo lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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K-Gr 2—An unnamed young boy spends his day backstage watching his father conduct operas in Hong Kong, and he particularly enjoys watching the acrobats. He wants to become one and trains with the best but is heartbroken when he's told he's not yet ready to perform. His father explains that before he could write and conduct operas, he had to learn how to play all the instruments, so the boy starts at the bottom, ready to work his way up to the role he covets. The simple text is accompanied by large, full-spread watercolor-with-pencil illustrations. They are done in bright, saturated colors, but the expansive use of white space and washes of color over sketched lines makes them appear muted and muddy, evoking the dim world in the wings of a working theater. Coupled with the overly pat resolution that veers toward the didactic, this story won't spark interest in Chinese opera, and there are better titles out there about hard work for long-term goals.—Jennifer Rothschild, Arlington County Public Libraries, VA

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