Children’s Books in China 2018: Beijing Dandelion Children's Book House

The contradictions embodied in the folk symbol of the witch captured the attention of Sally Yan, founder and editor-in-chief of 11-year-old publishing company Beijing Dandelion. “The witch is a popular figure in Western classics: sometimes as the protagonist; other times, in the periphery. The Western witch can be bad or good, frightful or funny—there is no specific mold to cast her. Not so in Chinese folktales and oral traditions. The Chinese witch is bad and scary, never lovable or even the slightest bit endearing. Chinese kids often equate her with a monster or demon. Why? That is my question and the reason behind this new book from Peng Xuejun,” Yan says, flipping through a copy of Granny Xiu and Peach-Blossom Fish. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

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