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Bronze and Sunflower

(2015)
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A beautifully written, timeless tale by Cao Wenxuan, best-selling Chinese author and 2016 recipient of the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award.

Sunflower is an only child, and when her father is sent to the rural Cadre School, she has to go with him. Her father is an established artist from the city and finds his new life of physical labor and endless meetings exhausting. Sunflower is lonely and longs to play with the local children in the village across the river. When her father tragically drowns, Sunflower is taken in by the poorest family in the village, a family with a son named Bronze. Until Sunflower joins his family, Bronze was an only child, too, and hasn't spoken a word since he was traumatized by a terrible fire. Bronze and Sunflower become inseparable, understanding each other as only the closest friends can. Translated from Mandarin, the story meanders gracefully through the challenges that face the family, creating a timeless story of the trials of poverty and the power of love and loyalty to overcome hardship.

Genre: Children's Fiction

Praise for this book

"A beautiful book-a treat for all young readers." - David Almond


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Hardback Editions

March 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bronze and Sunflower
Author(s): Cao Wenxuan
ISBN: 0-7636-8816-9 / 978-0-7636-8816-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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Paperback Editions

April 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bronze and Sunflower
Author(s): Cao Wenxuan
ISBN: 1-5362-0637-7 / 978-1-5362-0637-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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April 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bronze and Sunflower
Author(s): Cao Wenxuan
ISBN: 1-4063-4846-5 / 978-1-4063-4846-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker Books
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Audio Editions

July 2017 : USA Audio CD

Title: Bronze And Sunflower
Author(s): Cao Wenxuan
ISBN: 1-5436-1593-7 / 978-1-5436-1593-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio CD
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July 2017 : USA Audio CD

Title: Bronze And Sunflower
Author(s): Cao Wenxuan
ISBN: 1-5436-1594-5 / 978-1-5436-1594-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Bronze and Sunflower
Author(s): Cao Wenxuan
ISBN: 1-5366-6179-1 / 978-1-5366-6179-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
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March 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Bronze and Sunflower
Author(s): Cao Wenxuan
ISBN: 1-5366-6180-5 / 978-1-5366-6180-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
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March 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Bronze and Sunflower
Author(s): Cao Wenxuan
ISBN: 1-5366-6181-3 / 978-1-5366-6181-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
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March 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Bronze and Sunflower
Author(s): Cao Wenxuan, Helen Wang - translator, Meilo So - illustrator
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


March 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Bronze and Sunflower
Author(s): Cao Wenxuan, Helen Wang - translator, Meilo So - illustrator
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Bronze and Sunflower
Author(s): Cao Wenxuan, Helen Wang - translator, Meilo So - illustrator
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2015 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Bronze and Sunflower
Author(s): Cao Wenxuan
ISBN: 1-4862-8074-9 / 978-1-4862-8074-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Walker audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


April 2015 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Bronze and Sunflower
Author(s): Cao Wenxuan
ISBN: 1-4862-8075-7 / 978-1-4862-8075-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Walker audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


April 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Bronze and Sunflower
Author(s): Cao Wenxuan
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon   


April 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Bronze and Sunflower
Author(s): Cao Wenxuan
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon AU   


April 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Bronze and Sunflower
Author(s): Cao Wenxuan
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Bronze and Sunflower
Author(s): Cao Wenxuan
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


March 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bronze and Sunflower
Author(s): Cao Wenxuan
Publisher: Walker Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU