Review: Double Happiness by Nancy Tupper Ling and illustrated by Alina Chau

This is a terrific review of a beautifully illustrated book.

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Hardcover, 48 pages
Published August 4th 2015 by Chronicle Books
Source: Raincoast Books

Double Happiness by Nancy Tupper Ling and Alina Chau is about a pair of siblings who have to leave everything and everyone they know to move to an unfamiliar place. Gracie and Jake live in San Francisco with their parents, comfortable in the proximity of their extended family; their grandmother is just a few streets away as are their aunt and uncle. When their parents tell them that they are moving far away, they protest the idea until their grandmother teaches them a way to capture their memories in the form of treasures and gives them a box in which to keep these keepsakes.

Chronicle Books have once again outdone themselves in the production of this book; it is extremely well-made with beautiful end pages and a naked hardback that has the same illustrations as the removable dust…

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