Little Leap Forward

Little Leap Forward: A Boy in Beijing

By Guo Yue & Clare Farrow

Illustrated by Helen Cann

Published by Barefoot Books

Copyright © 2008

Little Leap Forward is the story of a young boy in Communist China during the counter revolution.  This is a simple tale, based on Guo Yue’s life, that helps you appreciated that children are the same no matter where they are from – they love to play and laugh, they love animals, and they love their mothers. It also shows that even children can understand the importance of freedom – “Wouldn’t you rather be free, just for a day, than spend a lifetime in a cage?” Great addition to any study of China for young people.

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