The Year of the Ox
Tales from the Chinese Zodiac [Bilingual English/Chinese]
Tales from the Chinese Zodiac
Published by: Immedium
Enjoy the sensational adventure of Olivia, an outgoing ox growing up to discover her true character. The revised edition features a bilingual Chinese translation.
The fun-loving calf Olivia befriends the girl Mei, and the two become inseparable soul sisters. But pulling her weight on the farm is no easy task for the young ox. Suddenly, when her buddy and village are in trouble, can Olivia show her best qualities? This calf of golden character will appeal to fans of the classic children’s tale Ferdinand.
2021 is The Year of the Ox! Olivia embodies the best traits of people born this year. Illustrating expressive characters and vibrant action, artist Jeremiah Alcorn creates an inviting new world for readers to explore. Tales from the Chinese Zodiac is a popular annual children’s book series showcasing the twelve charming animals that embody the Chinese New Year.
Olivia’s colorful travels to discover her true nature will delight children and adults alike. Kids love identifying with how each animal embarks on a unique quest to discover his or her own authentic self. Bright and dynamic illustrations will appeal to parents, those interested in Asian culture, and, of course, animal lovers.
Teachers appreciate how Tales from the Chinese Zodiac is the only English series on each of the animals of the Chinese lunar calendar. Librarians like how it one of the longest-running children's book series featuring Asian American themes. Now readers everywhere can enjoy these entertaining and original tales.
“Olivia the Pig has got nothing on Olivia the Ox: As you're looking for an inexpensive one size fits all baby gift for all those friends of yours having kids this year, consider The Year of the Ox, written by CMP fave Oliver Chin and illustrated by Miah Alcorn, the fourth book in the wonderful Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series.”
- Cool Mom Picks
“Oliver Chin's spirited storytelling and Mia Alcorn's spot on characterization and subtle palette combine to bring Olivia and Mei in The Year of the Ox into rambunctious life.” - Belle Yang, author
“The Year of the Ox brings the richness of Chinese heritage to children of all ages.” - KTVU, FOX News, Channel 2, San Francisco, CA
“Miah Alcorn’s illustrations are bright and colorful. Each character’s personality reflects on each page. Oliver Chin uses Olivia’s story to illustrate some of the characteristics of the ox from the Chinese zodiac. The story also teaches children (hard working and dependable) that nobody’s perfect and that nobody can be good at everything. It just takes time to discover what one’s talents are.” - Northwest Asian Weekly
"Like the typical ox, Olivia is hard-working, dependable, and a little stubborn. It’s a coming-of-age tale of an ox who discovers her best qualities. The illustrations are charming" - Supah Cute