The Auspicious Sky Lantern [Vol. 5]
DVD [Home Use Only]
Illustrated by Xingqin Liu
2007 Taiwan Best Digital Content Product
Things are not going well for Grand Auntie lately. What can anyone do to change her bad fortune? Meanwhile, Smarty, Sam, and Jenny learn the principle of hot air in their science class. They join together their good wishes for Grand Auntie and send them off with a homemade lantern. Short of much needed safety measures, the lantern brings some unexpected fortune to Grand Auntie.
Dialog in Mandarin and English. Subtitles in English, Traditional & Simplified Chinese. Region code ALL.
Grand Auntie and Smarty Series
The stories take place in Happy Village, a small town in the foothills of mountainous Taiwan. Ten-year-old Smarty moved there to be with his grandmother who everyone affectionately refers to Grand Auntie. Grand Auntie is not your ordinary grandmother. She's masterful in martial arts. But it is her old-fashioned wisdom and jovial personality that win her the respect from all. Along with his new found friends, carefree Sam and tenderhearted Jenny, Smarty grows to be an informed student and responsible citizen. In addition to insightful illustrations of scientific concepts throughout the 50 episodes, the audience will also get a large dose of lessons in the history and geography of Taiwan and their cultural significance today.