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  • A deeply moving love letter… Almost every page is gorgeously illustrated with his enchanting, sometimes heartbreaking paintings

    Asia Review of Books
  • Pingru, [at age] 95, makes his literary debut with a charming memoir illustrated with his own evocative watercolors... A graceful, gently told narrative of contentment and resilience

    Kirkus Reviews
  • Thanks to the persuasive power of its humane and humorous author, Our Story is as hard to resist as the great, rich, rambling serial narratives of the oral storytellers who travelled from one Chinese village to another

    Hilary Spurling, The Spectator
  • His pictures tell expressively of his talent for observation but also of his capacity for happiness… A wonderful book, full of energy and curiosity

    Muriel Zagha, Elephant
  • A beautifully warm, personal, human story of life, love and family

    Forbidden Planet

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