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The Year of the Rooster
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

"a storybook ideal for launching the lunar year"
- Books, Inc., San Francisco, CA.

2017 is The Year of the Rooster! Ray is the son of the hen and rooster. His father has the important job of waking everyone up!

Ray befriends the girl Ying and learns that another bird is held in even greater esteem! Can he and Ying find this mythical creature? On this journey, can Ray find his own calling?

The Year of the Rooster is the twelfth in the annual series Tales of the Chinese Zodiac. It featurs a bilingual translation in simplified Chinese.

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Praise for The Year of the Rooster

"The Year of the Rooster is a brilliant addition to the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series by Oliver Chin. The book explores different aspects of friendship through captivating artistry. The abundance of humor and moral lessons will surely delight parents, children, and teachers alike.”
— Keira Pride, Head Librarian, Stratford School, CA

"Along with its playful text and easy to follow storyline, The Year of the Rooster's dazzling illustrations by Juan Calle offer children adorable cartoon-like characters to connect with. As the need for diverse books remains strong, Chin's book is an important reminder of how invaluable reading and learning about other cultures and traditions is for growing young minds. The Chinese New Year is always a great entrée into the Chinese culture and Chin's books, as well as all of Immedium's titles, continue to provide this engaging content."
- Good Reads with Ronna

"Oliver Chin has a real knack for retelling the ancient Chinese zodiac stories for today's modern reader, and making them fun, energetic and understandable to anyone not already familiar with the tales, as well as those who are. And once again, the tales are totally supported by artist Juan Calle's dynamic, colorful illustrations."
- Randomly Reading

"In the 12th and final installment of the series, Chin introduces Ray, a young rooster excited to learn about the world around him. After a neighboring pig sees a phoenix, Ray and his human friend Ying embark on a quest to find the fabled bird. Along the way, they meet all the other animals of the zodiac, who point them in the right direction. Even after they return home, their successful journey always reminds Ray to 'fly high and dig deep.' With bright, bold illustrations and text in English and simplified Chinese characters, readers will enjoy Ray's infectious, can-do spirit and optimism. His growing confidence is conveyed as his occasional 'cock-a-doodle-doos' get louder until a bold one greets the phoenix. VERDICT: Meeting all of the zodiac animals makes a fitting end to the series, but this volume still stands on its own. Like previous installments, this offers a fun take on the lunar year's animal in a story that works year-round."
- School Library Journal

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Rooster Poster Enjoy this limited edition color 18 x 24 poster, featuring our new hero Ray the rooster (folded to 9 x 6). The poster is $5 with $1.50 shipping to USA addresses. Plus author Oliver Chin will autograph your poster!

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Kai January 28, 2017

":o) Love The Year of the Rooster! Great message, wonderful use of figurative language."
- Marla Conn, Read-Ability

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Leveled Reading

Lexile Level: 620L
Lexile Code: AD "adult directed"
Fountas & Pinnel (F&P GRL): M
GLE (Grade Level): 2
Interest Level: K-4
Reading Recovery Level (RRL): 20