Kay Bratt Releases a Children’s Book! Introducing Mei Li and the Wise Laoshi!

Written by Kay on . Posted in A Bratt's Life, Adoption Stories, Contests and Give-A-Ways

Available just in time for Christmas from CreateSpace and Amazon and now on Kindle and soon to be on Nook!

Mei Li and the Wise Laoshi

By Kay Bratt

Illustrated by Monika Vass

Mei Li has just about had it with Cameron’s teasing, and she daydreams of having a fairy godmother. Instead she is granted with a wise old teacher from China who appears at her bedside! With his magic cane and his gentle ways, Laoshi takes Mei Li on an adventure to China and back to the day she was born to show her how her story began. Together they perch on a shaky pagoda and look at the Great Wall of China, a flowing river, and even pandas as the wise old Laoshi guides her through some hard questions she has been holding in her heart. Laoshi teaches Mei Li that a family is not just about who you were born to, but can also be created through the amazing gift of love.

Just in time to wrap and put under the Christmas tree for that special adopted child in your life!

[Buy now at CreateSpace, or Amazon]

..and of course we have to include a giveaway to celebrate what has been one of my most difficult projects yet! So share a link to this blog post on your fb wall and/or website and come back and comment that you did it. Last day to get in the drawing is Friday, Dec 9 @ midnight EST. The winner will be drawn on Saturday, December 10, just in time to get you out the prize of a signed collection of Kay Bratt books. You’ll receive an autographed Silent Tears (with brand ‘spankin new red/white cover), an autographed Chasing China, and of course an autographed Mei Li and the Wise Laoshi with a special note written to the child of your choice.

You will get an extra chance to win for each Amazon review you have written for a Kay Bratt book. Just be sure to alert me in the comment you leave below and tell me which ones you reviewed so I can double check and add your chances!

    

Thank you for your support of Mei Li and the Wise Laoshi!

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Comments (49)

  • Lisa Lansford

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    I shared the link and can’t wait to share it with our little one! It looks like a wonderful way to cover some difficult topics. I’m so thankful for your heart for the children of (and from) China.

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  • Roy Cross

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    Cant wait to read it!!!
    Shared the link on my Facebook wall! I hope some of my friends will take a look and get a copy too!

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  • Kay

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    (If you share the link on fb, try to remember to tag me! Thank you, everyone!)

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  • Amy Aichele

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    Not only did I share the link on my FB, but both of my children are going to get a copy for Chirstmas. There is no greater gift that you can give to a child then the gift of books to inspire a lifelong love for reading!

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  • Crystal Cockerel

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    Shared it! So excited!!

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  • Amy

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    What a great book idea! And so neat to ‘watch’ your creative process through being Fbook friends!
    Sharing the link on my wall, and I have also reviewed Silent Tears on amazon. I read it while waiting on our TA for our youngest from China. :)
    God Bless!
    Amy Corrigan

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  • Kay Bratt

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    ..Also if you have an adoption forum or yahoo group you want to post in about my newest children’s book, that will count as a chance in the bucket!

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  • Vicki

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    Can wait to read this one! Shared!

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  • Jill

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    I shared the link on FB.

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  • Julie Humphrey

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    I shared the link on FB and I know my girls are going to love it. Also posting on our adoption group site. Julie

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  • Teri

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    I shared the link on my family blog… hoping one of the girls’ aunts or uncles take the hint that this book would make a great Christmas gift!

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  • Marla Boyle

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    I posted a link on my FB page, then posted a comment and tagged you! Congrats to you. I can’t wait for my daughter to read it!

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  • Heather Knowles

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    oooh – sounds fantastic! I’ll need to get two – one for my Dragon Princess and one for my Rooster Babe! Needess to say – link shared!

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  • pam h

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    On my way to order it now!

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  • pam h

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    I shared it on RQ

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  • Nathalie Gallant

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    I shared it on my FB page…now off to order it. :)

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  • Tim Stowell

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    Will this be available in Mandarin?

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  • Kay

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    Tim, that is a possibility that the book might be in Mandarin. I am researching cost vs. profit, as it would take even more capital to hire a translator/writer and then have the book reformatted and republished. But…stilll looking into it and I love the idea of it, so stay tuned!

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  • Tiziana

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    Perfect for my little girl Mei-Li!

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  • Starla Kull

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    Shared the link…look forward to getting this for my kiddos…

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  • Hayley Hoppe

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    Kay, i am going to get a copy for my 7 year old and one for her school! she attends Mandarin Immersion school and we often have those questions come up from other students (teasing as well) so this book will be a welcome addition to the classroom!!!!!
    I cant wait to get this.
    Oh, and I’ve reviewed Chasing China and Silent Tears AND just bought the kindle copy of the Bridge.
    You are keeping me away from the Hunger Games you know.

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  • Kristy White

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    WOW! What a perfect book for our daughter! We just adopted our very own “Mei Li” from Shanghai in September of this year! How incredible to find your book that tells the story of a little girl’s China adoption with our sweet girl’s name! We definitely want to get a copy of your wonderful book for our Mei Li. I also shared this on Facebook!

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  • Debbie

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    Can’t wait to purchase for my sweet Monkey girl! I have all your books to date and appreciate all you do for our children. I’ll be sure to share this particular book with all my friends who also have children born in China.
    Thank you!

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  • Chris Kolcz

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    I just posted this on my facebook page. I can’t wait to get the book for my daughter. Thanks!

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  • Karen R

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    Just shared on my FB wall!! Can’t wait to read it!!

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  • Elaine Moninger

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    I just share this link on Facebook and I’m getting ready to order the book for my daughter! I can’t wait to read it.

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  • Andrea

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    Posted on our local adoption support group on fb :)

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  • Rebecca heise

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    Am purchasing all of your books and sharing your info on fb. So excited to read the books and give to my adopted daughter. Thanks.

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  • Mary Wusterbarth

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    I shared the link on my FB page and I wrote a review for “Silent Tears” on Amazon (a while back). I can’t wait to share your latest creation with my two precious little ones from China. Thank you for giving us adoptive moms a peek into life in China through your wonderful writings. Your books are a true gift to those of us who long to know more about the country that blessed us with our children.

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  • Kay

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    The ENTIRE story is shown on my facebook page in a fb note if anyone wants to read it! Friend me if you are not already friends!

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  • Mary F

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    Hi Kay, shared on my FB page, would love to win to get the children’s book, replace my lent-out-and-never-returned copy of Silent Tears, and have the chance to read Chasing China (especially looking forward to that one.) Thanks, Mary

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  • Tami

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    Shared on Facebook! Can’t wait to read this to my daughter.

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  • Courtney Johnson

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    I just posted this to my facebook page! It looks absolutely wonderful and I can’t wait to have a copy!

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  • Carolyn Louden

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    I really enjoyed the kind of books you write and looking forward in reading them all. I posted on facebook that i like you. Thanks, Carolyn

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  • jules

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    shared on FB!

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  • Lewis Hoskins

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    I don’t need to win a thing just wanted to tell you I think you a very talented young woman and your old uncle loves you very much.

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  • Kathy Mansk-Billehus

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    Shared the link. Just purchased Chasing China…can’t wait to read it!

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  • Elisabeth

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    I shared link the link to Chasing China on Facebook. I was sobbing at the end of the book — so moving!

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  • Kay

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    — my *old uncle* just made my night—

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  • Kristin

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    I shared the link on Facebook. I’ve also reviewed ‘Silent Tears’ on Amazon. This book looks really good! Can’t wait to read it.

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  • celeste starbird

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    Just shared your link and would love to win your books for my daughters.

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  • Karen Mateeff

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    Kay, I’m sharing the link. I’m so excited for the work you are doing. Your books are wonderful. You are a gift to the children of China! My books just arrived in time for Christmas. I just love how we all work together for this priceless gift. It makes my heart happy.

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  • Cheryl Spindler

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    I shared on FB and also wrote a review on Amazon — purpleazsunshine. Thanks!

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  • rebecca heise

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    I shared the link. I ordered several books off amazon and am excited to read them and give them as christmas gifts.

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  • Kim C

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    Just shared on FB too. Love your writing Kay, keep them coming.

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  • Kay Bratt

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    …and the winner is…..

    Me!

    Random.org picked #3. Since I don’t want signed copies of Kay Bratt’s books, the #3 slot moves down one to lucky Linda Greenshields! Please contact me with a mailing address and who you would like each book autographed to! Thank you, everyone, and a new giveaway starts today! Look for it!

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