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“Details in decor cue Alice and her family as being of Chinese or Taiwanese heritage. A spellbinding ode to imagination and the transformative wonder of stories.”
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Once Upon a Book

Written by Grace Lin and Kate Messner
Illustrated by Grace Lin
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Once upon a time, there was a girl. She went to a place alive with colors, where even the morning dew was warm.

Alice loves to imagine herself in the magical pages of her favorite book. So when it flaps its pages and invites her in, she is swept away to a world of wonder and adventure, riding camels in the desert, swimming under the sea with colorful fish, floating in outer space, and more! But when her imaginative journey comes to an end, she yearns for the place she loves best of all.

Paired with vibrant illustrations, this lyrical, expressive story invites the reader to savor each page and indulge in the power of imagination.

Primary ISBN: 9780316541077
Publication Date: February 2023
Available As: Hardcover, Audiobook, eBook
Picture Book, Age 04 or older

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Setting: United States

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: 2nd Generation

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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