The Story of Kites

The Story of Kites

Amazing Chinese Inventions

Ying Chang Compestine


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  • new bilingual Chinese translation ("simplified" version is ideal for Mandarin language programs in American schools)
  • well-known and award-winning author, who consistently promotes her new books and backlist
  • appeals to current "maker" generation who like to "hands-on" create products
  • appeals to families with pre-school & elementary school age children, teachers, librarians, educators
  • growing number of Chinese language (Mandarin) programs nationwide
  • The Asian-American population (5% in 2010) will nearly double by 2050 (the fastest growing segment in the USA)
  • Special sales appeal to art/children's/cultural museums, markets, and gift stores.

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    Ying Chang Compestine:
    Ying Compestine: Ying's dozens of children’s books have won many awards, including spots on the "best lists" from the ALA, Bank Street, Book Sense, and New York Times. She visits schools and teaches workshops internationally. She has written for magazines such as Cooking Light, Self, Men's Health, and Martha Stewart's Whole Living. Her website is

    YongSheng Xuan illustrated the four volume "Story of" series. Educated at the renowned Central Arts and Crafts University in Beijing, China, he lives in Vancouver, Canada. His art has exhibited worldwide and appeared in Cricket magazine. His website is