The Long-Haired Girl: A Story in English and Chinese (Hardcover)
A long time ago, in a village nestled beneath a mountain, there lived a beautiful girl with long shiny black hair whom the villagers called “Long Hair.” One year, there was a severe drought in the mountain. All lives were dying from thirst. Meanwhile, the mother of Long Hair became seriously ill because she could not get drinking water. Like everyone else in the village, Long Hair climbed over the steep mountain to get water from a very small lake far away. One day on her way, she found a spring where clean and sweet water kept running. However, it turned out that this spring was controlled by the mountain monster, who threatened Long Hair not to reveal the secret to any villagers or else she would be punished. What will the girl do? Will the village get the water again? Let the imaginative paintbrush embark us on a magical journey with Long Hair. You will discover the warmest heart in the intricate story of this Chinese classical folklore.
Chiara Nasi, an Italian illustrator, graphic designer, and freelance artist, is good at using various art mediums including watercolor, colored pencil, acrylic, and digital painting. Chen Mengmin is a member of the Writers Association of Hubei Province. Her work won the 2010 Bing Xin Children’s Literature Award, which is one of the most prestigious children’s literature awards in China. Ms. Chen has published over 100 books so far.