Dandan has always dreamed of visiting her father, who is away studying icebergs at the South Pole. Now, thanks to a new post office policy, she can mail herself there—but not without a few adventures along the way.
Bank Street College of Education Best Book of 2021
Author & Illustrator
Xiaowen Zhu is a children’s writer, poet, copyeditor, chief editor at Children’s Literature Issue and China Children Literature, member of the China Writers’ Association, and director of the Shanghai Writers’ Association.
Yanling Gong was born in Nanjing in 1973. She likes reading, illustrating and fairytales. Since she edited and illustrated her own fairytale work, the Baby Cow series, she became a full-time illustrator.
★ Pure fantasy in the best sense. –Kirkus Starred Review
The joy of Gong’s vibrantly colorful illustrations provide layers of dreamlike elements to pore over. Zhu’s message may be that love conquers distance or the post office endures, but it doesn’t matter; children will love Dandan’s fantastical journey.