Double Happiness


I want things that grrrrrr and whirl— greasy wheels, paper planes, copters, and toads. Look, I’m a dragon now, with sharp claws and shiny scales. I keep my dragon eyes wide open for stuff along the way

Illustration by Alina Chau!


By Nancy Tupper Ling

Illustrated by Alina Chau

Published by Chronicle Books LLC

ISBN-13: 9781452129181

Age Range: 5 – 8 Years

For their move far away, Gracie and Jake are sad to leave the golden bridge, the trolley tracks, and Nai Nai.But they fill empty boxes with treasures— a marble, a snake, a pair of wings. Tiny reminders of all they love— so happiness stays close, no matter where they go.

With grace and warmth, this lyrical picture book speaks to the difficulty of transition, and celebrates the ways in which love and family give us the strength to weather life’s changes.

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Nancy Tupper Ling is a children’s author, poet, and librarian. She is the author of Double Happiness (Chronicle Books), The Story I’ll Tell(Lee & Low Books) and My Sister, Alicia May(Pleasant St Press). The Ying Yang Sisters and the Dragon Frightful will be published in 2018 by Putnam.

Alina Hiu-Fan Chau received her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. She spent over a decade working in the animation industry including credits in Ben 10, Narnia, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, The Tale of Despereaux, Land Before Time, iCarly, and other productions. Her illustrations have been featured in art exhibitions worldwide and in the picture books The Nian Monster, Give Please A Chance, and more. She currently resides in San Francisco, California.