Summer / written by Cao Wenxuan ; illustrated by Yu Rong ; translation by Yan Ding ; adapted by Erin Stein.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      First Imprint edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Under a burning sun on the dry grassland, animals ranging from a tiny field mouse to a large elephant fight over bit of shade until they learn a better way.
    • Notes:
      "Originally published by 21st Century Publishing Group in 2015."
    • ISBN:
      9781250310064
      1250310067
    • Accession Number:
      2018039571
    • Accession Number:
      on1055569686
      1055569686
    • Accession Number:
      fay.651675
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      CAO, W. et al. Summer. First Imprint edition. [s. l.]: Imprint, a part of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC, 2019. ISBN 9781250310064. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.651675. Acesso em: 26 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Cao W, Yu R, Ding Y, Stein E. Summer. First Imprint edition. Imprint, a part of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC; 2019. Accessed September 26, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.651675
    • APA:
      Cao, W., Yu, R., Ding, Y., & Stein, E. (2019). Summer (First Imprint edition.). Imprint, a part of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Cao, Wenxuan, Rong Yu, Yan Ding, and Erin Stein. 2019. Summer. First Imprint edition. Imprint, a part of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.651675.
    • Harvard:
      Cao, W. et al. (2019) Summer. First Imprint edition. Imprint, a part of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.651675 (Accessed: 26 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Cao, W, Yu, R, Ding, Y & Stein, E 2019, Summer, First Imprint edition., Imprint, a part of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC, viewed 26 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Cao, Wenxuan, et al. Summer. First Imprint edition., Imprint, a part of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.651675.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Cao, Wenxuan, Rong Yu, Yan Ding, and Erin Stein. Summer. First Imprint edition. Imprint, a part of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.651675.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Cao W, Yu R, Ding Y, Stein E. Summer [Internet]. First Imprint edition. Imprint, a part of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC; 2019 [cited 2020 Sep 26]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.651675

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 April #2

The opening scene shows how small animals are protected from a glaring summer sun: ducks snooze under a bridge, sparrows find cover in a tree, and a leaf shields a frog. Other animals—a blue elephant, lavender rhino, brown bear, yellow leopard, red jackal, orange lynx, and purple mouse—are unable to find any respite in the hot, dusty land. Bad moods prevail due to the relentless heat, and the animals squabble until the group observes a father and son walking together and notices how the man's shadow shelters his child. Acting with kindness, each of them decides to help out one of their smaller companions. Their generosity is aided by Mother Nature as she lends a hand in bringing relief to them all. Illustrations in cut paper and pencil reveal the blazing sun and the animals' discomfort. Pages graduated in size show how animals from small to large assist in sheltering one another from the glare. Children will enjoy finding the animals mentioned on the first double-page spread and will appreciate the unselfishness of their considerate acts. Preschool-Grade 2. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2019 February #4

It's hot—Rong's (Free as a Cloud) cut paper and pencil pictures show a huge yellow circle hanging low in the sky, and seven animals that live in the parched grasslands are desperate for shade. A tree in the distance promises relief, so the animals race to and fight over it. The elephant hogs the space, then "sucks up dust with his trunk and blows it onto anyone who dares to disagree," writes Hans Christian Andersen Medalist Wenxuan. The animals quickly realize that the gnarled tree's leafless branches offer no shade at all, and the shared sense of absurdity both repairs their friendship and opens them up to a new idea: they spot a boy walking in the shadow of his father and decide to follow suit. In a series of graduated pages, Rong depicts each animal offering its shadow as cooling shade to a smaller comrade (the elephant provides a steady breeze by flapping his ears). Their selflessness is rewarded when a big blue cloud floats over them, creating ample shade for all. It's an exquisitely calibrated fable, with a lyrically plainspoken voice, a vivid sense of atmosphere, and deftly choreographed moments of high drama and humor. Ages 3–6. (May)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.