Journey through Beijing and the magical hutong neighborhood with a young Chinese girl, Zhang Yue, her cousin, and her waipo-Chinese for "maternal grandmother"-for a day of adventure and tradition in the new book "To Grandmother's House". On their way to visiting their waipo, the girls see the sights of Beijing and wander around the shops and markets of the hutong. When they reach their grandmother's house, they get a surprise-Waipo is going to teach them how to make dumplings! Along with a dumpling recipe, "To Grandmother's House" is peppered with beautiful full-color photography as well as Chinese translations of the English text.
Chico, California-based photographer Douglas Keister has photographed twenty-two award-winning, critically acclaimed books. His seventeen books on architecture include four books on Victorian homes (Daughter's of Painted Ladies, Painted Ladies Revisited, America's Painted Ladies and Victorian Glory); three books on bungalow homes (The Bungalow, Inside the Bungalow and Outside the Bungalow), a book on 1920s whimsical homes (Storybook Style) a book about cemetery art and architecture (Going Out in Style), a book on Spanish architecture, (Red Tile Style), six books on bungalow details and Classic Cottages, that will be published by Gibbs Smith Publisher in the Spring of 2004. Keister photographed and wrote an award winning children's book (Fernando's Gift), has two monographs of his personal work (Black Rock and Driftwood Whimsy), a book on classic travel trailers, (Ready to Roll) and a book on cemetery symbolism, Stories in Stone: The Complete Illustrated Guide to Cemetery Symbolism, that will be published by Gibbs Smith Publisher in the Spring of 2004. His wealth of books on architecture has earned him the title, "America's most noted photographer of historic architecture."