Seventeen traditional American and Chinese songs are written in artist Xu Bing’s signature Square Word Calligraphy
Jasmine’s grandfather teaches her Chinese calligraphy by drawing and making up stories together. This book includes information about Chinese characters and a glossary of words in the story.
Like other children living in Baghdad, Ali loves soccer, music and dancing, but most of all, he loves the ancient art of calligraphy. When bombs begin to fall on his city, Ali turns to his pen, writing sweeping and gliding words to the silent music that drowns out the war all around him.