The Only Pupil in the School
Selected in Bologna Illustrators Exhibition 2015
Winner of the 2014 Chen Bochui International Prize for Children’s Literature
Only one pupil showed up on the first day of school.
The teachers begin to worry: if they have no one to teach, they wouldn’t have a job to do.
“We have to teach someone, so we will teach you! We will take you and teach you and polish you until you are the brightest pupil in the school!”
On the first day of school, a young girl shows up and discovers she is the only pupil in school. All the teachers want to teach her what they know but they start fighting for her attention. They fight so much that they do not notice the girl creeping out of the classroom…
Where does she go? Who will she meet? And will she learn anything new in the world outside school?
Beautifully illustrated by Taiwanese author Liu Hsukung, this picture book tells a simple yet delightful story about a girl’s adventures beyond the classroom and shows how learning can be exciting and fun wherever you are.
Translated by Wang Xinlin
Publication date: 25 May 2015
Format: Paperback 229 x 216 mm
Pages: 48 pp Colour