Richard Hois Chinese, Jewish, and an author . . . in any order you
wish! His previous books include The Lost Package, illustrated by
Jessica Lanan, and Year of the Cat, illustrated by Jocelyn Li
Langrand. He loves to craft stories about diverse cultures and the
delightful ways they intertwine. He and his proudly multicultural
family live in the melting pot of New Jersey.
Lynn Scurfield's work is defined by bright colors, fun textures, and strong emotions. In their spare time, Lynn enjoys knitting, watching tours of beautiful houses online, and going on hikes with Taro, her small (but barky) dog. Lynn resides in Toronto, Canada.
"A multicultural family celebrates a "shared year of double
blessings" in this thoughtfully crafted picture book. Luminous ink
illustrations portray the family, taking part in the celebrations,
creating a visual melding of experiences." -- Publishers Weekly,
A 2024 Sydney Taylor Gold Medal Award Winner
Winner of the 2024 National Jewish Book Award
"A bright, sparkling celebration of a multicultural family." -- Kirkus Reviews
"An excellent look at varied New Year customs that celebrates multiculturalism in a way young readers of all backgrounds can easily grasp." -- Booklist, starred review
"An illuminating set of contrasts and parallels likely to leave younger audiences primed to welcome different ways of celebrating every version of the new year..." --School Library Journal