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You Are the Apple of My Eye

A deeply moving children's book about a mentally-handicapped child who grows up to be a kid with a heart of gold and love of nature.

Overview:

A deeply moving children’s book about a mentally-handicapped child who grows up to be a kid with a heart of gold and love of nature. A story about love. Beibei is a little girl with Down's syndrome (an incurable condition that impairs cognitive abilities). When she was two, her father died while out on an expedition; her mother, unable to cope with this tragedy, left home, leaving Beibei to live with her grandma from then on.

The well-meaning grandmother tries the tough love approach to make Beibei a self-loving, self-helping and self-respecting person. Grandma’s hard work is not in vain - Beibei becomes a kind-hearted and nature-loving child. When Beibei was 10 years old, she lost her grandma ... Conducting research for this book, the author visited special education schools in order gather data. With respect and care, she observed the daily lives of children with mental disorders, and learned to appreciate their innocence and simplicity. This experience helped her create an image of childhood that is heart-warming and deeply moving, as well as true to life.

Author: Huang Beijia

Publisher: Phoenix Juvenile & Children's Publishing, Ltd

Price: ¥ 18.00

June 2010

ISBN 978-7-5346-4273-9

Paperback 253 pp