You can write Chinese / by Kurt Wiese.

By: Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974Contributor(s): Viking Press [pbl] | National Process Company [prt]Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Viking Press, 1945Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.) ; 21 x 27 cmISBN: 0670793957 (lib. bdg.); 9780670793952 (lib. bdg.)Subject(s): Chinese language -- Study and teaching -- Juvenile literature | Chinese language -- Writing -- Juvenile literature | Chinese language -- Word formation -- Juvenile literature | Picture-writing -- Juvenile literature | Chinese language -- WritingAdditional physical formats: Online version:: You can write Chinese.; Online version:: You can write Chinese.DDC classification: 495.111 LOC classification: PL1171 | .W63Awards: Caldecott Honor Book, 1946.Summary: Teaches children simple words in Chinese and how the characters were formed.
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"First published ... October 1945"--T.p verso.

Art techniques used: Ink drawings and Chinese calligraphy with crayon and watercolor highlights in color.

Teaches children simple words in Chinese and how the characters were formed.

Caldecott Honor Book, 1946.

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German-born Kurt Wiese lived on a farm in Frenchtown, New Jersey. He wrote and illustrated over 20 children’s books, and illustrated over 300 books by other authors. Wiese was awarded many honors during his career including the New York Herald Tribune Children's Spring Book Festival Award in 1941 for Captain Kid's Cow, in 1942 for Lions on the Hunt and in 1945 for The Wizard and His Magic Powder. He received the Caldecott Honor Book Award in 1946 for You Can Write Chinese and in 1948 for Fish in the Air. He also won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1959 for The Five Chinese Brothers, in 1965 for The Story About Ping, and in 1970 for Honk, The Moose.

Wiese worked primarily in full-color, and also did mural work painting the animals in murals in the Union Hotel in Flemington. Significant pieces of this art still remain on display in the dining room. He was a noted Hunterdon County children’s book illustrator, and donated a collection of his original drawings to the Flemington Public Library.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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