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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Richard Lo  

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Genre: Illustrator Non-Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: Canton, China

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Illinois Connection

At the age of seven, Lo and his family immigrated from China to the United States and settled in Chicago's Chinatown. Lo graduated from Eastern Illinois University and currently resides in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Rich Lo is an accomplished illustrator and fine artist, his work can be found on packaging and ads for national brands and on large installations in public buildings throughout the Midwest. He is also the illustrator of Mountain Chef and Father's Chinese Opera, which was an Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Honor Book.


-- 2014-2015 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature in the Picture Book Category., Father's Chinese Opera

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Chinese New Year Colors
ISBN: 0823447510. OCLC Number:

Holiday House . .

Father's Chinese Opera
ISBN: 1628736100. OCLC Number: 863044021

Sky Pony Press. .

A little boy wishes to join his father's Chinese opera but learns that you must work hard in order to reach your goals. With an author's note at the end--

Mountain Chef: How One Man Lost His Groceries, Changed His Plans, and Helped Cook Up the National Park Service
ISBN: 1580897118. OCLC Number: 929048721

Charlesbridge. .

Tie Sing was born in the mountains. The mountains were in his blood. But because he was of Chinese descent at a time in America when to be Chinese meant working in restaurants or laundries, Tie Sing's prospects were limited. But he had bigger plans. He began cooking for mapmakers and soon built a reputation as the best trail cook in California. When millionaire Stephen Mather began his quest to create a national park service in 1915, he invited a group of influential men -- writers, tycoons, members of Congress, and even a movie star -- to go camping in the Sierras. Tie Sing was hired to cook. Tie Sing planned diligently. He understood the importance of this trip. But when disaster struck -- twice! -- and Tie Sing's supplies were lost, it was his creative spirit and quick mind that saved the day. His sumptuous menus had to be struck and Tie Sing had to start over in order to feed the thirty people in the group for ten whole days. His skills were tested and Tie Sing rose to the challenge. On the last night, he fed not just the campers' bodies, but also their minds, reminding them to remember and protect the mountains.