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The Year of the Sheep:
Tales from the Chinese Zodiac

Written by Oliver Chin
Illustrated by Alina Chau

$15.95, hardcover, 36 Pages,
ISBN: 978-1-59702-104-3, 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, 2015
- Immedium announces the publication of The Year of the Sheep: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac, written by Oliver Chin and illustrated by professional animator Alina Chau/a>. This is the tenth story in Immedium's popular children's picture book series on the twelve charismatic animals of the Chinese New Year. The adventures of the inventive sheep Sydney will amuse children and adults alike.

2015 is
The Year of the Sheep! The lamb Sydney befriends the shepherd girl Zhi and other animals. But to her parents' dismay, Sydney may walk to the beat of a different drummer. However, after a storm strikes and causes a problem for everyone, can Sydney show them how valuable a sheep's qualities can be?

This latest adventure in the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac follows:
  • 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 lush watercolors, Artist Alina Chau creates an inviting new world for readers to explore. She contributed to LucasFilm's popular animated TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and previously illustrated the children's storybook The Treehouse Heroes: and the Forgotten Beast. Now readers everywhere can welcome 2015 with the entertaining adventures of The Year of the Sheep!

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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.

    Alina Chau is a professional artist who has exhibited at galleries worldwide. She was a 3D story artist at LucasFilm on the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series, and helped produce video games such as Ben10, Spyro, Gears of War, The Incredible Hulk, God of War, Silent Hill, and Medal of Honor. Previously she illustrated the children's storybook The Treehouse Heroes: and the Forgotten Beast. She has a Master of Fine Arts in Animation from UCLA, School of Theater, Film, and Television. Visit www.alinachau.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