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Who Ate My Chestnut?

by Lei Xia

illustrated by Chao Wang

translated by Duncan Poupard

Picture Book


7.5 x 6.7, 32 pages


March, 2017

ISBN 9781945295089

U.S. $5.99 / CAN. $7.99

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I'd give Candied Plums a hug if I could. We have a very large Chinese population and I'm always struggling to find good Chinese language books to add to our collection. These are gorgeous and I love the fact that they are contemporary Chinese picture books. We have many translations of American titles but not as many original Chinese stories. I am also very glad of the full English descriptions of the books on the website.

—Julie Rines from Thomas Crane Public Library

One day, the little squirrel found a big chestnut and buried it in a hole under the tree. To his surprise, his chestnut disappeared after a heavy snowfall. Who ate his chestnut? Mr. Horse? Mr. Fox? Or Mr. Bear? Don't worry. Let's wait until spring comes to find out.


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Lei Xia was born in Jiangsu. She was once a primary school Chinese teacher and now is an editor of children's books.

Chao Wang was born in Nanjing in 1987. He was once the editor-in-chief for a children's magazine and is now a member of Jiangsu Fine Arts Association, freelance editor and illustrator.

Duncan Poupard is a lecturer in translation studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He once worked on the award-winning Collins Easy Learning Mandarin Dictionary.