ISBN: 978-7-5708-0676-8 // ISBN: 9787570806768
Year of publication: 2023
Publisher: Tomorrow Publishing House
Number of pages: 125
Language: Chinese, English
Country of origin: China
A Very Special Pigeon is a reading book written by Cao Wenxuan aimed at Chinese children aged 5 to 8 years old, but it is also a suitable read for students of intermediate/high level or HSK level 4 and above. In 2016, Cao Wenxuan was the winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award, which is given annually to authors and illustrators of children's books. Wenxuan won the award for his storytelling and how he shows the friendship relationships between children through his literature.
This book includes pinyin in all characters and illustrations that help to better understand the story.
This reading tells the story of two children named Qiu Hu and Xia Wang who are very fond of birds and specifically pigeons. Qiu Hu dreams of raising pigeons and training them, but since his family is very poor, they have no resources to tame them. One day, by chance, he finds a pigeon that is different from the others, and according to Xia Wang, it turns out to be a very rare species. Qiu Hu sets out to tame his new pigeon, but his father, who urgently needs money, decides to sell it as soon as possible.