PIECE BY PIECE
Susan Tan, illustrated by Justine Wong
In the first children’s picture book from the prestigious Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, Emmy, a young Chinese-American girl, learns about her family’s roots and heritage in the Museum’s iconic Yin Yu Tang House.
Peabody Essex Museum
Distributed by Six Foot Press
Pub date: 11/15/2019
Hardcover with dust jacket
Fully illustrated throughout
11 x 9.5” (HxW)
Emmy loses her beloved blanket, made especially for her by her Nainai, on a trip to the Peabody Essex Museum. Looking high and low, she winds up on a magical journey of discovery and wonder. Exploring the museum’s Chinese house, Yin Yu Tang, she finds a place reminiscent of her grandmother and their special bond. But will she find her blanket before it’s too late? Remembering Nainai’s wisdom, she has not only good luck but the love of her family, too.
With stirring words by author Susan Tan and luminous scenes by debut illustrator Justine Wong, this heartwarming picture book will be enjoyed by kids and collectors alike.
AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR BIOS
Susan Tan grew up visiting museums with her grandmother, an art historian, who encouraged her love for art and story. She is the author of Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire, Cilla Lee-Jenkins: This Book Is a Classic, and Cilla Lee-Jenkins: The Epic Story. Susan lives in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. Visit her online at susantanbooks.com.
Justine Wong is an illustrator and multimedia artist living in Toronto with her two cats, Kumo and Opal. She loves to travel in search of new forms, landscapes, and feelings to draw. Justine’s work has appeared in The New York Times, Monocle, and Lucky Peach. Learn more about Justine’s work at patternsandportraits.com.
The Peabody Essex Museum, founded in 1799 by America’s first global entrepreneurs, is a museum of international art and culture, and holds one of the nation’s major Asian collections. The museum’s mission is to celebrate outstanding artistic and cultural creativity by collecting, stewarding, and interpreting objects of art and culture in ways that increase knowledge, enrich the spirit, engage the mind, and stimulate the senses. Visit PEM in Salem, Massachusetts, and at pem.org.
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