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Tales from the Chinese Zodiac
12 New Year Box Set

Written by Oliver Chin
Illustrated by Miah Alcorn, Justin Roth,
Jennifer Wood, Alina Chau, Kenji Ono, and Juan Calle,

$179.95, hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-59702-137-1, 9.75 x 10.25
Each book: 9.5 x 10, 40 pages, $15.95

"[An] imaginative menagerie of endearing characters, whose stories embody the chief characteristics of each animal of the Chinese Zodiac in turn. These are also tales of friendship and finding a place in the world." - Paper Tigers

San Francisco, California- January 1, 2018
- Immedium announces the publication of Tales from the Chinese Zodiac: The 12 Year Box Set, written by Oliver Chin and illustrated by many talented artists. This collects the twelve colorful stories of Immedium's ground-breaking and annual children's picture book series.

This is the only series in English on the charismatic animals of the Chinese New Year. This is also one of the longest running series featuring Asian American characters and multi-cultural themes, as championed by the social media literary campaign #WeNeedDiverseBooks. The box set includes a bonus 18" x 24" poster.

Every year, a new character enters the world. He or she meets the other animals and people too. But each hero or heroine must blaze their own trail to learn who they really are. Their journeys to discover their special characteristics will delight kids, parents, and educators. The series includes the enjoyable adventures of the:

  • The Year of the Dog (2018)
  • The Year of the Rooster (2017)
  • 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)

  • In the Chinese lunar calendar, a particular animal represents every year. Each creature symbolizes distinct qualities and represents a personality that people identify with. Each book features a unique cast of characters. The Dog, Rooster, and Monkey feature bilingual translations in simplified Chinese.

    With expressive characters and vibrant action, each artist creates an inviting new world for readers to explore. Now readers can welcome 2018 with the complete adventures of the entertaining Tales from the Chinese Zodiac!

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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.

    Artists include Jeremiah Alcorn (The Year of the Dog, Pig, Rat, Ox), Justin Roth (Tiger, Rabbit), Jennifer Wood (Dragon, Snake, Horse), Alina Chau (Sheep), Kenji Ono (Monkey), and Juan Calle (Rooster).

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    Reviews of Tales from the Chinese Zodiac

    "Each [Chinese Zodiac Tale] combines a sense of tenacious accomplishment with just plain rollicking fun."
    - BookDragon, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center blog

    "The Year of the Rooster is a cheerful start to anyone's year. With happy, spirit filled animals, The Year of the Rooster will delight kids with the dynamic images on each spread. Teachers and parents will like the positive messages, the educational value, and the inclusive story. Told in both English and Chinese, this bilingual story can help new immigrants learn a new language. Chin's story is fast-paced, with messages of community, working together, and being the best you can be, while following the phoenix's virtues and goals."
    - Kid Lit Reviews

    "And what better way to celebrate a new year than with a new book (or two)? My personal favorites are the books in the series by Oliver Chin called Tales from the Chinese Zodiac. Illustrated by a variety of fantastic illustrators, each one celebrates a different animal of the Chinese Zodiac."
    - Northshire Bookstore