A heartwarming story with a bit of mystery, available in both English and Chinese.
When winter comes around, Beijing's streets and alleys are full of candied hawberry sellers peddling this traditional treat. The sweet aroma of sugar syrup fills the streets as kids enjoy their bright red candied hawberries. Today, a kind old peddler pushes his cart on his normal route through Cat's Eye Hutong, but hasn't seen any customer. Who will come to buy candied hawberries on such a freezing day?
Dongni Bao was born and grew up in Beijing's hutong. She is a productive writer of children's picture books with more than 200 works published in recent years and has received many awards. She is also a child psychologist and magazine editor.
Di Wu is the illustrator of several books for children. She grew up in Beijing and draws much of her inspiration from traditional culture of the city.
Adam Lanphier grew up in Washington, D.C., and graduated from Oberlin College with a B.A. in East Asian Studies. He lived in Beijing from 2005 until 2008, where he worked as a writer and freelance translator. Adam currently teaches and translates Mandarin in New York City. He travels whenever he can.