Books by Lily Toy Hong

TWO OF EVERYTHING by Lily Toy Hong
adapted by Lily Toy Hong, illustrated by Lily Toy Hong
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"A lively and entertaining offering. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
Hong, who debuted with the much-praised How Ox Star Fell from Heaven (1991), returns to her Chinese heritage for a kindly tale about an aged couple whose fortunes are improved by a magic pot that duplicates whatever is put into it—a blessing, until old Mrs. Haktak falls in and emerges as twins. Read full book review >
HOW THE OX STAR FELL FROM HEAVEN by Lily Toy Hong
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1991

"(Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)"
In this Chinese tale, the oxen live a luxurious life in Heaven until one ox is sent by the Emperor of All the Heavens with a generous decree for the hungry, hard-working people on earth: henceforth, they shall eat ``at least once every three days!'' The ox gets it backwards, and is punished by being sent back to earth—where his labors help make his ``blunder'' become ``a blessing.'' Hong's boldly stylized illustrations nicely suit her text's folkloric tone. Read full book review >