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Children's Fiction Multigenerational

Molly Misses Nainai

by (author) Emma Chen

illustrated by Sean Huang

Red Deer Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2023
Recommended Age
3 to 8
Recommended Grade
p to 3
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2023
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Oct 2023
    List Price

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Molly's grandmother has returned to China because her visa is up. Molly misses Nainai, and the space between them seems immense until a familiar lullaby, shared through screen time, brings them together again.

This is a poignant family story about immigration, grandparent-grandchild connections, and the ties that bind. Evocative, digital illustrations beautifully locate time and place with careful detail and engaging colours.

About the authors

Emma Chen is an Assistant Professor of Children's and Young Adult Literature at Western Washington University. She and her family enjoyed six wonderful years in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where she was inspired to create this debut title based on a personal experience with her daughter.

Emma Chen's profile page

Sean Huang is an artist from Regina, Saskatchewan. His picture books include the critically acclaimed Molly Misses Nainai.

Sean Huang's profile page

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