Written and illustrated by Thomas Handforth
Charming children's story of a little Chinese girl and her experiences at the New Year's Fair.... Girls can't go to the New Year Fair in the city, but Mei Li slips away with her brother and goes. They get home in time to greet the Kitchen God who comes at midnight. Mei Li no longer has her lucky pennies nor her lucky marbles, but she is the princess of her home. Recipient of the Caldecott Medal in 1939, the second ever awarded.