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.