New York Times Reviews The Race for the Chinese Zodiac

I never thought I’d ever make onto the New York Times. But here is proof.

I was so pleased to see this wonderful review...

“New York City, which has the largest Chinese population of any city outside Asia, will celebrate the Lunar New Year with a bang on Jan. 31, heralding the start of the Year of the Horse. According to “The Race for the Chinese Zodiac,” by Gabrielle Wang, with illustrations by Sally Rippin, “horses are funny, popular, fearless and hard-working. … They are also confident, spirited, honest, sensitive and brave.” Those born in 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990 and 2002 (and any babies expected in 2014) can count themselves lucky to be born under the energetic Equus.

Children excited by the New Year’s firecrackers and parade may well wonder about the origins of the zodiac cycle. “The Race for the Chinese Zodiac” recounts the legend of how the Jade Emperor, ruler of Heaven and Earth, assigned each of 12 animals a different year. The emperor announces that he will hold a competition…”

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