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Always Come Home to Me
$16.99
Hardcover
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BOOK DETAILS

  • Hardcover
  • Sep.01.2007
  • 9780763628994
  • Candlewick Press

Belle gives an overview of the book:

A moving and uplifting tale of two children and their parents, and the beloved pet doves that help them to understand one another. "Fei, fei — fly, fly, little birds, but always come home to me!" Mei-Mei and Di-Di are head-over-heels in love with their new doves. Like devoted parents, the siblings tenderly nurture Butterfly and Squeaky as they grow from chicks to fledglings to birds. But when Mei-Mei and Di-Di arrive home to find that the doves have disappeared, their young hearts break into a thousand pieces — and they run away, determined to reclaim their beloved birds. Will Mei-Mei and Di-Di return home with the doves before they break their own parents’ hearts?
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A moving and uplifting tale of two children and their parents, and the beloved pet doves that help them to understand one another.

"Fei, fei — fly, fly, little birds, but always come home to me!"

Mei-Mei and Di-Di are head-over-heels in love with their new doves. Like devoted parents, the siblings tenderly nurture Butterfly and Squeaky as they grow from chicks to fledglings to birds. But when Mei-Mei and Di-Di arrive home to find that the doves have disappeared, their young hearts break into a thousand pieces — and they run away, determined to reclaim their beloved birds. Will Mei-Mei and Di-Di return home with the doves before they break their own parents’ hearts?

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I learned on May 1st that this little book has garnered The Best Children's Book Award of 2008 from CALA, the Chinese American Librarian Association. It's been a long journey to get this story published, so this is welcome news indeed.

About Belle

Belle Yang, subject of the PBS documentary, “My Name is Belle,” is often asked whether she is primarily a writer or a painter. Answer: "When I'm writing, I'm a writer; when I'm painting, I'm a painter." Is she a children's author or writers of adult books? "...

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Published Reviews

Jan.15.2008
The tension between ancient rituals and modern reality elevates these tales from the merely beautiful into an astonishing personal vision, and a unique portrait emerges of a culture straddling thousands of...
Jan.15.2008

Yang recounts the trek her father made down the length of China to escape civil war and hunger as Mao Zedong Communist battled Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist for supremacy.  Baba, then a 17-year-old...