Good Jump, Little Carp: A Chinese Myth Retold in English and Chinese (Hardcover)

Good Jump, Little Carp: A Chinese Myth Retold in English and Chinese By Bo Jin, Yanling Gong (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bo Jin, Yanling Gong (Illustrator)


A long time ago, in a small river of a remote valley, there lives a happy little carp. He has many good friends and plays games with them every day. One day, his friend tadpole disappears. It turns out that the little tadpole has grown up into a little frog and left for the outside world.
The little carp becomes very curious. What does the outside world look like? His friends tell him that the outside world is very dangerous, but the little dragonfly tells him that the outside world is wonderful. Dad says that only by swimming across eighty-one rivers to the Yellow River, and jumping over the Dragon Gate, can he leave the water and reach the outside world. But his mother says that fish can never leave the water. However, the little carp is determined to find the Dragon Gate.
The little carp keeps swimming and swimming. On his voyage, he enjoys the extraordinary scenery, and experiences severe storms and rough seas. The little carp finally reaches the Yellow River. Will he be able to jump over the high Dragon Gate?

About the Author

Jin Bo, a well-known children’s literature writer, poet, educator, and professor of Capital Normal University, has published many poetry collections and fairy tales. He has been nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award, and wins many awards including the Chen Bochui International Children’s Literature Award. Gong Yanling is a freelance illustrator whose works were shortlisted for the Feng Zikai Chinese Children’s Picture Book Award, and were exhibited at the Frankfurt Book Fair and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781938368936
ISBN-10: 1938368932
Publisher: Shanghai Press
Publication Date: April 20th, 2023
Pages: 40
Language: English