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Lon Po Po

Lon Po Po

by Ed Young Illustrated by Ed Young

On their grandmother's birthday, three children are left at home when their mother goes to visit her. Little do they know that a hungry wolf is waiting for her to leave. He disguises himself as an old woman and knocks on the door.

Won't they let their grandmother in?

The eldest granddaughter, Shang, is fooled. She opens the door. The little ones are so happy to see their Po Po. And Po Po is happy to see them; they're so sweet and plump.

One thing is the same throughout the world: A big bad wolf is a big bad wolf. But he's never a match for a clever girl with a plan, and Po Po won't know what hit her in this exciting Red Riding Hood story.

Praise for Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from China

"[This] gripping variation of Red Riding Hood...is an outstanding achievement that will be pored over again and again." — School Library Journal, starred review

"The illustrations seem to throb with the mystery and terror of the wolf." — The Horn Book, starred review.

Winner of the 1990 Randolph Caldecott Medal.

Ages
6, 8, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
2.6
Lexile Measure
670L
DRA
40
Guided Reading
S
Publisher
Tandem Library
Genre
Fables, Folk Tales and Myths

About the Author and Illustrator

Ed Young Author and Illustrator Ed Young won the 1990 Caldecott Medal for his book, Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from China.
Ed Young Author and Illustrator Ed Young won the 1990 Caldecott Medal for his book, Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from China.

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