I Dream of Popo by Livia Blackburne

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From New York Times bestselling author Livia Blackburne and illustrator Julia Kuo, here is I Dream of Popo. 


This delicate, emotionally rich picture book celebrates a special connection that crosses time zones and oceans as Popo and her granddaughter hold each other in their hearts forever.


"After my Chinese speaking grandmother passed away, I started dreaming about having conversations with her in English. I DREAM OF POPO is based on my own experiences emigrating from Taiwan. And one incredibly special thing about this book is that the author, the illustrator, and the editor are all Taiwanese American." Livia Blackburne


I dream with Popo as she rocks me in her arms.
I wave at Popo before I board my flight.
I talk to Popo from across the sea.
I tell Popo about my adventures.

When a young girl and her family emigrate from Taiwan to America, she leaves behind her beloved popo, her grandmother. She misses her popo every day, but even if their visits are fleeting, their love is ever true and strong.


“A richly nuanced narrative that illuminates the interstices of one family’s diasporic experience.” —Publisher’s Weekly, starred review


“Sympathetic, gentle treatments of aging and illness convey life’s inevitabilities with a loving imagination steeped in the scent of sweet osmanthus. . . Readers will connect with this visual story on various levels or learn something new; possibly both.” —Kirkus, starred review

“This modern tale beautifully explores what it’s like for a child to move across the globe and the toll that family separations can take.” —Booklist, starred review


“A lyrical and heartfelt tribute to the power of love across geography and generations.” —Bookpage

“Rich with emotions, cultural traditions, and enchanting illustrations, this book celebrates the love between a child and grandparent.” —Andrea Wang, for Parents Magazine


I Dream of Popo by Livia Blackburne

£14.99 Regular Price
£13.49Sale Price
  • Reading age: 3-8 years

    Pages: 40

    Language: English

    Cover: Hardcover

    Dimensions: ‎ 26 x 26.3 cm

    Publisher: Roaring Book Press

  • New York Times-bestselling author Livia Blackburne wrote her first novel while researching the neuroscience of reading at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since then, she's switched to full time writing, which also involves getting into people's heads but without the help of a three tesla MRI scanner. She is the author of the Midnight Thief and Rosemarked duologies. Livia was born in Taipei, Taiwan and moved to Albuquerque, NM when she was five. After a twelve year stint at Harvard and MIT, where she earned a AB in Biochemical Sciences and a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, she moved to Los Angeles, where she now lives with her husband and daughter. In her free time, Livia likes to karaoke, dance, and dabble in martial arts.

    Julia Kuo is a Taiwanese-American illustrator who has worked with The New York Times, Google, and Science Friday. Julia has taught illustration courses at Columbia College Chicago and at her alma mater, Washington University in St. Louis. She is the illustrator of Drawing Leaves and Tress: Observing and Sketching the Natural World, Katrina Goldsaito's The Sound of Silence, Roni Schotter's Go, Little Green Truck!, Melissa Gilbert's Daisy and Josephine, 20 Ways to Draw a Dress, 20 Ways to Draw a Cat, and Everyone Eats.