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The Year of the Snake
Tales from the Chinese Zodiac

Written by Oliver Chin
Illustrated by Jennifer Wood

$15.95, hardcover, 36 Pages,
ISBN: 978-1-59702-038-1, 9.5 x 10

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

2013 is the Year of the Snake! Suzie is a young serpent who wants to see all the colorful world has to offer. But will others, who don't take kindly to her kind, get in her way?

Suzie befriends the girl Lily and they discover what a snake is really good for! But will Suzie realize that sometimes discretion is the better part of valor?

The Year of the Snake is the eighth in the annual series Tales of the Chinese Zodiac.

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More praise for Year of the Snake

"Humor, adventure and tradition come together for another fun installment in Oliver Chin’s Chinese Zodiac series. Don’t be scared off by the scales and fangs. Suzie is one snake you’ll wish you had around!" - Michelle Loomis, San Mateo County Library, CA


Bo February 10, 2013

"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

"This bright and playful story makes the ancient tradition of the Chinese zodiac accessible to children everywhere."
- Paper Tigers

"Chin continues to creatively reveal the virtues of the animals of the Chinese Zodiac through his series."
- BookDads

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