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Rory the Rabbit

by Yimei Wang

illustrated by Chunmiao Li & Xuan He

translated by Adam Lanphier

Picture Book


9.2 x 9.0, 40 pages


December, 2016

ISBN 9781945295164

U.S. $15.99 / CAN. $20.99

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Young children will relate to Rory's dilemma and respond to the adorable illustrations.

—Kirkus Reviews

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

Rory is a happy rabbit living with his friends. One day he looked at his reflection in the stream and saw that his ears were much shorter than the other rabbits'. So he decided not to be a rabbit anymore. But it was even harder to pretend to be someone else and lead their lives. You'd be a lot happier if you would just be yourself.


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Yimei Wang is an award-winning children's book author. Many of her works have been featured in primary school textbooks. She has been a kindergarten teacher for thirteen years in Jiangsu and became a member of China Writers Association in the year 2003.

Chunmiao Li is the illustrator of several award-winning picture books for children. She lives in Shaanxi, China.

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.