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Kids book fair a new chapter

YOUNG bookworms can get their hands on the latest Chinese and foreign children’s books at the first China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair next month.

The event is open to the public on November 9 from 10am to 6pm at the ShanghaiMart.

It features 154 domestic and overseas publishers presenting more than 50,000 children’s books, including 20,000 foreign titles.

Among famous foreign children’s writers and illustrators appearing are Nobel Prize winner Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio, Swedish writer Lotta Olsson, Swedish illustrator Maria Nilsson Thore and French writer Susie Morgenstern.

They will attend the author sessions, book signing and international forums on children’s literature.

Kan Ninghui, deputy director of Shanghai Press and Publication Administration, said it is the only book fair targeting children up to 16 years old in Asia.

Tickets are 20 yuan (US$3.3), and include free admission for two children under 1.4 meters tall.



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