Title: Red Thread
Publication Date: 1993
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
First printing. SIGNED and dated (1993, the year of publication) by Ed Young on the title page. This is a near fine volume with light shelf wear in an unclipped, mylar sleeved, dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 1103250288
Synopsis: Anxiously searching for a wife, Wei Gu encounters a mysterious old man who tells him that red thread will reveal his future wife and points out a small child who will, one day, become his wife, in a distinctively illustrated tale.
About the Author: Caldecott medalist Ed Young was born in Tientsin, China, and brought up in Shanghai. He cites the philosophy of Chinese painting as an inspiration for much of his work. "A Chinese painting is often accompanied by words," he explains; "they are complementary. There are things that words do that pictures never can, and likewise, there are images that words can never describe."
Mr. Young has been illustrating children's books for more than twenty years and has won many awards. He received the 1990 Caldecott Medal for his book Lon Po Po, and his much-lauded collaboration with anthologist Nancy Larrick, Cats Are Cats, was named one of the Ten Best Illustrated Books of 1988 by The New York Times.
Mr. Young studied at the University of Illinois, the Art Center of Los Angeles, and Pratt Institute in New York City. He and his family live in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.
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