Flying Stars

The Soul Flew South Like a Bird

Written by  Hans Christian Andersen Award winner Cao Wenxuan and recommended by Nobel Prize winner Mo Yan.

He made a promise to his soul to go south together.
He walks slowly, but his soul walks very fast.
He has too many things that he can't bear to part with: taverns, hot springs, stoves, roast lamb...
In the end, can they reach the place of their dreams?

A story with profound meaning allows children to set goals and maintain self-discipline, and also allows adults to examine themselves.

Cao Wenxuan,
born in 1954, is an acclaimed novelist of children’s literature, best known for winning the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2016. In 2015, Cao’s Dingding and Dangdang series was selected as one of IBBY’s Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities. In 2017, his book Bronze and Sunflower was selected as a Kirkus finalist and a NewYorkTimes Notable Children’s Book.

Igor Oleynikov is the w inner of The 2018 Hans Christian Andersen Prize  

Text: Cao Wenxuan
Illustration: Igor Oleynikov
Published by CITIC, Apr. 2023
48 Pages
All Rights Available
English Translation Available