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The Year of the Rosoter:
Tales from the Chinese Zodiac


Written by Oliver Chin
Illustrated by Juan Calle


$15.95, hardcover, 36 Pages,
ISBN: 978-1-59702-125-8, 9.5 x 10


"Favorite Chinese New Year Books for Kids: a planned 12-book series that introduces children to the animals of the Chinese zodiac. Oliver Chin introduces young readers to the characteristics of each zodiac animal through lively stories accompanied by exuberant illustrations." - China Sprout

San Francisco, California- January 1, 2017
- Immedium announces the publication of The Year of the Rooster: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac, written by Oliver Chin and illustrated by professional animator Juan Calle/a>. This is the twelfth and concluding story in Immedium's ground-breaking children's picture book series on the charismatic animals of the Chinese New Year. Ray's journey to discover his unique personality will delight kids of all ages.

2017 is
The Year of the Rooster! Ray is a newborn chick who proves to be very plucky! He loves his Mama hen and admires his Papa who has the important job of waking the town up everyday. However, he and his friend, the girl Ying, soon learn of a mystical creature that may shine even brighter. Together these two pals embark on a fantastic quest to find the fabled Phoenix. But will Ray see the light?

This latest adventure in the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac follows:
  • The Year of the Monkey (2016)
  • The Year of the Sheep (2015)
  • The Year of the Horse (2014)
  • The Year of the Snake (2013)
  • The Year of the Dragon (2012)
  • The Year of the Rabbit (2011)
  • The Year of the Tiger (2010)
  • The Year of the Ox (2009)
  • The Year of the Rat (2008)
  • The Year of the Pig (2007)
  • The Year of the Dog (2006)

  • Each book features a unique cast of a dozen creatures. In the Chinese lunar calendar, every year is represented by a special animal. Each creature symbolizes unique qualities and has a personality that people identify with.

    With expressive characters and vibrant action, artist Juan Calle creates an inviting new world for readers to explore. Now readers everywhere can welcome 2017 with the entertaining adventures of The Year of the Rooster!



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    About Immedium


    Immedium, Inc. inspires a world of imagination, and creates entertaining books that have multi-dimensional appeal. Based in San Francisco, CA, Immedium sits on the Pacific Rim, a vibrant intersection for crossover cultural trends from Asia and America. Embracing an increasingly diverse and "multimedia" world, Immedium publishes titles ranging from eye-catching children's books and contemporary non-fiction to commentaries on art and popular culture. Visit us at www.immedium.com.




    About the Authors




    Zhi Oliver Chin has written the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series, and the children's books Welcome to Monster Isle, Julie Black Belt, Timmy and Tammy's Train of Thought, The Adventures of WonderBaby, and other books. His family lives in San Francisco, CA.

    Juan Calle leads Liberum Donum, an art studio in Bogota, Colombia. Liberum creates illustrations, editorial, advertising, animation for movies and TV, and visual development and concept art for video games. Their first children's books was Good Dream, Bad Dream. Visit www.liberumdonum.com.



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    Reviews of Tales from the Chinese Zodiac


    "This bright and playful story makes the ancient tradition of the Chinese zodiac accessible to children everywhere...The Year of the Rabbit is a timely way for the youngest readers to get acquainted with this aspect of Chinese tradition." - Paper Tigers

    "Move over Bugs Bunny...Chin continues to creatively reveal the virtues of the animals of the Chinese Zodiac through his series." - Book Dads

    "Top 10: Best Chinese New Year Books for Kids (ages 2-12): The Year of the Tiger"
    - Pragmatic Mom