I’m part of The Rock Maiden‘s blog tour, Natasha Yim’s Chinese folk tale about love and loyalty. She was inspired by an interesting natural rock formation found in Hong Kong, and the ancient Chinese legend that explained how that came to be.
I’m also giving away a copy of The Rock Maiden AND a Skype author visit with Natasha Yim! To enter, please fill out the Rafflecopter at the bottom.
The Rock Maiden: A Chinese Tale of Love and Loyalty by Natasha Yim, illustrated by Pirkko Vainio
Amah Rock in Sha Tan, Hong Kong, from I Love Hong Kong.
Ling Lee lived in a fishing village in Hong Kong and fell in love with a kind, young fisherman. When he was lost at sea, she never gave up hope of her return, climbing to the top of a cliff overlooking the sea to watch for him. Her lonely figure was noticed by a god who turned her and her baby into stone. About a year later, her husband returns and discovers what has happened. Tin Hau, the patron god of fisherman, again intervenes, rewarding true love.
In the Sha Tin area of Hong Kong, there is a granite rock formation that looks amazingly like a woman with a baby on her back. An old Chinese legend explains how this came to be, and Natasha Yim reinterprets this folk tale with an alternate ending. [picture book, ages 4 and up]
GIVEAWAY: The Rock Maiden picture book & Skype Author Visit
To win either The Rock Maiden picture book or a Skype author visit with Natasha Yim, please fill out the Rafflecopter below. Please state in the comments which one you’d want. I can only ship the book to U.S. addresses due to the high cost of shipping but the Skype author visit can be won by anyone. There are no geographical limitations to this prize.
Natasha Yim is a Chinese American author of both fiction and non-fiction books for kids and young adults. She lives in Ukiah, California with her husband and three children.
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