In the middle of winter, a little boy’s parents are stuck in the snow and cannot get home. To keep him company while he waits, his grandmother cuts a horse out of red paper for him. Although a universal story of a child missing his parents, in modern-day China this story holds special meaning with the millions of migrant workers that leave their children behind
in the care of grandparents in the country while they seek work in large urban centres. This story emphasises the importance of family in Chinese culture while using the motif of a paper horse made from the ancient Chinese craft of paper-cutting.
Hardcover | Text: English with Simplified Chinese translation