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Beyond the Great Mountains
Beyond the Great Mountains:
A Visual Poem of China

By Ed Young
Illustrated by Ed Young
Hardcover
Chronicle, 2005
ISBN 0811843432
Ages: 4 and up
Ed Young's spare prose, as lovely as a rice-paper painting, describes in measured detail the beautiful and mystical land that the author so clearly loves. The unique format and gorgeous paper-collage illustrations, highlighted with Chinese characters, combine to convey the many facets of China to form a poetic picture of the land’s grace, depth, and majesty.

Kirkus Reviews: "Readers of any age discovering that a written language is picture-based will be fascinated."
Kids Bookshelf: ". . . a stunningly beautiful visual poem about China."