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Book made in China, 1973, by the Foreign Language Press Peking. Comic Heroic Little Sisters of the Grassland is based on the true story of two Mongolian sisters who almost sacrificed their lives to protect the sheep of the people’s commune in a snowstorm in February 1964.
The two sisters were immediately promoted as national models for children to emulate. Learning the heroic story of the two Mongolian sisters, animators promptly embarked on making Heroic Little Sisters of the Grassland, as if making a timely documentary or news report. The images of the two sisters in this animated film were also based on their real photos, giving the film claims to corporeal authenticity enabled by photographic realism.