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Chinese Fables: 'The Dragon Slayer' and Other Timeless Tales of Wisdom
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Shiho S. Nunes Lak-khee Tay-Adouard
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Chinese Fables: 'The Dragon Slayer' and Other Timeless Tales of Wisdom

Shiho S. Nunes Lak-khee Tay-Adouard


9780804841528

Tuttle


Children's & Educational;
Traditional stories (Children's&YA)


Hardback

64 pages

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For thousands of years, Chinese storytellers have delighted listeners with stories about the value of virtues like honesty, respect, courage and self-reliance. This book collects nineteen of these wonderful tales, some of them dating back to the third century BCE, and retells them in contemporary English for a modern audience.

A collection of 19 Chinese tales that offer a glimpse of ancient folk wisdom and shares aspects of Chinese culture and lore. Beautifully illustrated by a master artist, this book will give great joy to children of all ages. -Creative Child Magazine

By:   Shiho S. Nunes, Lak-khee Tay-Adouard
Imprint:   Tuttle
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 254mm,  Spine: 12mm
Weight:   617g
ISBN:   9780804841528
ISBN 10:   0804841527
Pages:   64
Publication Date:   February 2013
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Language:   Chinese
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Shiho Nunes is a passionate educator who has authored Hawaiian culture-based novels for young adults, as well as The Shishu Ladies of Hilo: Japanese Embroidery in Hawaii. She lives in Berkley, California. <br>Born and raised in Singapore, Lak-Khee Tay-Adouard is the illustrator of several children's books, among them Monkey, Singapore Children's Favorite Stories, and Adventures of the Treasure Fleet. The mother of two grown children, she and her husband live in France.


A Must-Have Treasury of Chinese Children's Stories! &#8212SimplyFabulicious.com The stories and pictures in Chinese Fables are fresh, bright, timeless. They'll enchant the young and the old today as they did in the China of long ago. Maxine Hong Kingston, author of I Love a Broad Margin to My Life This collection of 17 fables offers entertainment as well as pithy bits of wisdom from ancient China. They are simply and swiftly written with an economy of prose. Elegant illustrations done in pencil and wash on bamboo rag paper echo the Chinese art you This collection of pithy tales is multi-layered. The stories linger in the mind the way a good poem resonates. Lak-Khee Tay-Audouard's beautiful illustrations capture the folk-tale quality of the stories...[T]he tales give quiet pleasure and make a If you are more than familiar with the offerings of Aesop and Grimm, then you will enjoy the chance to add to your repertoire with this assortment of stories of Oriental wisdom. The 19 stories in this lovely hardbound, four-color illustrated book are a f A collection of 19 Chinese tales that offer a glimpse of ancient folk wisdom and shares aspects of Chinese culture and lore. Beautifully illustrated by a master artist, this book will give great joy to children of all ages. --Creative Child M -The nugget of some stories dates back to between 500-250 B.C. while others are as late as 1643 A.D. Using bamboo rag paper, they have a tactile feeling of nubby paper. The illustrations are very attractive.- --McClatchy news service -A collection of 19 Chinese tales that offer a glimpse of ancient folk wisdom and shares aspects of Chinese culture and lore. Beautifully illustrated by a master artist, this book will give great joy to children of all ages.- --Creative Child Magazine -I rate this book a five-star because it was easy to read, fun to read and had great illustrations!---Christina, Age 8, San Francisco Book Review -If you are more than familiar with the offerings of Aesop and Grimm, then you will enjoy the chance to add to your repertoire with this assortment of stories of Oriental wisdom. The 19 stories in this lovely hardbound, four-color illustrated book are a fresh take on some age-old ideas.- --Asian Review of Books -The stories are a great introduction to Chinese culture...And what charming illustrations! This book is a timeless treasure!- --Charlotte Painter, author of Seeing Things -The stories and pictures in Chinese Fables are fresh, bright, timeless. They'll enchant the young and the old today as they did in the China of long ago.- --Maxine Hong Kingston, author of I Love a Broad Margin to My Life -This collection of pithy tales is multi-layered. The stories linger in the mind the way a good poem resonates. Lak-Khee Tay-Audouard's beautiful illustrations capture the folk-tale quality of the stories...[T]he tales give quiet pleasure and make a reader think even while smiling.- --The Children's Book Review -This collection of 17 fables offers entertainment as well as pithy bits of wisdom from ancient China. They are simply and swiftly written with an economy of prose. Elegant illustrations done in pencil and wash on bamboo rag paper echo the Chinese art you might find in a museum, and the layout is equally beautiful.- --Bay Area News Group The nugget of some stories dates back to between 500-250 B.C. while others are as late as 1643 A.D. Using bamboo rag paper, they have a tactile feeling of nubby paper. The illustrations are very attractive. --McClatchy news service I rate this book a five-star because it was easy to read, fun to read and had great illustrations! --Christina, Age 8, San Francisco Book Review The stories are a great introduction to Chinese culture...And what charming illustrations! This book is a timeless treasure! --Charlotte Painter, author of Seeing Things The stories and pictures in Chinese Fables are fresh, bright, timeless. They'll enchant the young and the old today as they did in the China of long ago. --Maxine Hong Kingston, author of I Love a Broad Margin to My Life

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