Flying Stars

Today Waits for Tomorrow

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

The tree waits for the birds. The birds wait till they can fly.
The boat waits for the sailors. The sailor waits for the wind.
The setting sun waits for the moon. The fading moon waits for the sun.

Together with the poem in the rhythm of life, little readers could understand the meaning of life and its chronicle.  

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.

Dušan Kállay is the first artist to win both the Hans Christian Andersen Prize and Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB).

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