Blue Bicycle Books hosts a book release party on Sat. Jan. 25, 1-3 p.m., for a new book titled, Nian, The Chinese New Year Dragon. The book, written by California-based author Virginia Loh-Hagan, is illustrated by Charleston’s Tim Banks, who will be at the book release party to read the book, sign copies, and paint watercolors.
<!———StartFragment———>The book release is timed with the Chinese New Year since the book itself is (unsurprisingly) set around and written about the Chinese New Year.
Loh-Hagan retells the legend of Nian with a young girl, Mei, as the protagonist who must fight off the evil Dragon Nian and save her village. Loh-Hagan takes some creative liberties with this traditional Chinese legend, but still captures the true meaning and origins of the tale.
Banks’ brilliant artwork hearkens to traditional Chinese brush-work and complements Loh-Hagan’s words.
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