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Story and illustrations Han Han
Xiaomi will never forget the magical sounds she heard one hot summer evening when the power went out in her family’s apartment building. It happened at day’s end while her parents were preparing dinner. Her father lit candles while suggesting they take out their musical instruments and descend to the yard to perform for their neighbors. He played the erhu and her mother the accordion while she danced. The songs made their way into each home, and soon, everyone joined the concert, laughing and singing under the moonlight: a joyful, music celebration that brought them together. Recordings of the narrated story and the performance of the theme song included.
Han Han is a graduate of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. She has illustrated several popular children’s books in China including Peng Yi’s The Monster Daddy and Yin Jianling’s Dragonfly, Dragonfly. She received the prestigious Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Award in 2015 for the Chinese version of Summer Moonlight Concert.