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An Unlikely Nest
An Unlikely Nest

An Unlikely Nest

By Yimei Wang, Illustrated by Dandan Zhu



40 Pages, 8 x 8.75

Trade Paper, $9.95 (US $9.95) (CA $12.95)

Publication Date: October 2019

ISBN 9781760360689

Rights: US & CA

Starfish Bay Publishing (Oct 2019)

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A funny tale of an unlikely friendship between a hasty kangaroo and some demanding birds

Jumpy is a powerful and fast kangaroo—perhaps a little too fast, because one day, she collides headfirst with a tree. She knocks down a nest of small birds, whose home is ruined. Now, Jumpy must face the consequences of the trouble she's caused, which involves housing the birds in her pouch. The birds love their warm and safe new home, but will Jumpy ever warm up to the idea of her pouch being a nest?

Author Biography

Yimei Wang graduated from the Suzhou Preschool Education School in China and now works at the School of Society, Soochow University. She began creating children's stories in 1994, and she has since released three hundred short stories and eighty children's picture books. She has won many national awards for her work, including the Chinese National Award for Outstanding Children's Literature twice, the Chinese National Book Award, and the Bing Xin Children's Literature Award twice. Dandan Zhu graduated from the Suzhou Institute of Silk Textile Technology. From 1985 until present, she has worked as the art editor of a magazine. Beyond work, she has long been creating children's picture books and has published many works. She is an author for many of China's children's publishing houses and pictorials.